This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.
Join us for a special night of poetry to help raise money for victims of the California Wildfires. Featuring readings by Kim Shuck, Julie Bruck, Rebecca Foust, Lisa Rosenberg, Maw Shein Win and Barbara Berman. All the poets as well as Dean Rader, Eavan Boland and Michael Warr will be giving away a signed copy of one of their books on a first come basis. We will be collecting funds for the Wildfire Relief Fund. Proceeds from the sale of the 3 Fish Studios Hero print will also be donated to the Wildfire Relief Fund.
Rabbit is a trickster in Cherokee stories. He makes wagers, he talks his way out of being eaten and he is generally an unreliable being. I've always had a soft spot for him. He is thought to be an inspiration for the Brer Rabbit stories. It's also been said that the Cherokee got him from other South Eastern traditions which may or may not be true.
Both "grave and brave, serious and hilarious"--new poems from a Governor General's Award-winning poet.
In Rebecca Foust's splendid book-length sonnet sequence, Paradise Drive, we come upon a Pilgrim contemplating the deadly sins while hiding out in the bathrooms at some of Marin County, California's swankiest parties. As the Pilgrim swaggers into an idiosyncratic, believable, frail spirituality, her unmediated, un-medicated new life emerges.
Poetry. California Studies. From thistles and fossils, to the inner workings of spacecraft, the poems in A DIFFERENT PHYSICS move with lyric power through natural and figurative landscapes, to worlds of cultural and intellectual models. A slide rule carries us from grief back to innocence. A silicon wafer for microchips reflects sexual politics and art history.
In her first full-length collection of poems, Win depicts a colorful world imbued with unexpected paradoxes: nature is both comforting and savagely unnerving; love is permanent and fleeting; the accuracy and flaws of memory abound.
Poetry. "The reach of these graceful, ambitious poems ranges across stars, cities, storms. Their music is both political and deeply private, braiding the two undersongs together in challenging and sometimes wrenching poetry. These are poems to be savored and remembered, touchstones of a felt world."--Eavan Boland.