9th Ave: Christina Lloyd, Murray Silverstein, & Alice Templeton

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - 7:00pm

This event will be held at our 1231 9th Ave location in the Inner Sunset. 

Join us on Wednesday, April 3 at 7pm PT when Christina Lloyd, Murray Silverstein, and Alice Templeton celebrate their new poetry collections out from Sixteen Rivers Press at 9th Ave!

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About Women Twice Removed
A debut collection from Christina Lloyd, "an original poet, a multivalent sensibility, an urgent voice that commands attention."—Graham Mort

Christina Lloyd's poetry, in WOMEN TWICE REMOVED, is intense and tautly eloquent. The poems are prominently tethered to Lloyd's grandmother, Esperanza, whose name means "hope," and who journeyed from Spain to the Philippines and on to California. Life, it is said, begins with a stumble, and so here begins the life of these arresting poems, which delve into what Christina and her grandmother experienced along the way. Lloyd's poetry is like a tree that is well rooted and stands tall. Her poems speak quietly; her images are paintings. Read these poems slowly, and take the time to reflect, to savor each line, and to believe in hope.

About Christina Lloyd
Born in Hong Kong and raised in Manila and San Francisco, Christina Lloyd holds a PhD in creative writing from Lancaster University. Her work appears in a wide variety of publications, including Canadian Woman Studies, EcoTheo, Hive, Meniscus, Poetry Daily, Poetry Ireland, Poet Lore, The North. and SWWIM. Women Twice Removed, published by Sixteen Rivers Press, is her first full length collection. She lives in San Francisco.

About The Infinite Field
An "Elegiac and Jubilant" Collection of Poetry by Alice Templeton.

Writing from her “share of solitude,” Alice Templeton calls up beloved places and people from the infinite field of memory: the Memphis suburbs of her childhood, the family farm in middle Tennessee that was a touchstone for her adolescent and adult life, and the relatives with whom she shared those places. Templeton’s language conjures “the hour creatures draw close,” and within the bounds of these singular poems, time is arrested. The decline of her parents and the destruction of the family home by fire compel her to reinspect the past and fully claim her present life in California. Taken together, these poems tell a loving liberation story as the poet moves on from a way of life spent close to the land.

About Alice Templeton
Alice Templeton’s poems and short stories have appeared in the Asheville Poetry ReviewBellingham ReviewCalyxNorth American ReviewPoetry, and Poets Eleven. Her work was a finalist for the 2020 Neruda Prize from Nimrod, and her chapbook Archaeology won the 2008 New Women’s Voices Prize in Poetry from Finishing Line Press. She is also the author of a critical book on Adrienne Rich’s poetics and scholarly articles on contemporary poetics, cultural criticism, and literary theory. The Infinite Field, a collection of poetry, will be published by Sixteen Rivers Press in 2024. Originally from Tennessee, she lives in Point Richmond, California. 

About Red Studio
A new collection from award winning poet, Murray Silverstein.

In a transformation as surprising as it is persuasive, Matisse’s famed painting The Red Studio becomes the red studio of the heart in Murray Silverstein’s superb third collection. There’s room in this studio for loss, doubt, and humor. But above all, there’s room for love—love for family, for learning, and for life. Silverstein’s voice is masterly without being imperious, inquiring without being coy, and generous in its acceptance of human limits. Whether addressing the dead or a yellow colander in his kitchen, emptiness or the moon, Keats or a fallen fig tree, Silverstein shifts his perspective from his family to the world, from his love for language to his love for the arts. His tone shifts, too, from the colloquial to the formal, as easily and naturally as the next breath. Silverstein opens his book with this appeal: “lash me to love, music of my late years; against the spectre of its vanishing, lash me to love—” His appeal is granted. These are poems of love from a heart unafraid to admit life in all its pain and beauty.

About Murray Silverstein
Red Studio is Murray Silverstein’s third book of poems. His first collection, Any Old Wolf (2007) received Independent Publisher’s Bronze Medal for Poetry and was followed by Master of Leaves (2014). His poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Rattle, ZYZZYVA, The MacGuffin, The Brooklyn Review, West Marin Review, Plainsongs, Nimrod, The Dreaming Machine, and Spillway. He was the executive editor of the anthology, America, We Call Your Name, Poems of Resistance and Resilience. A practicing architect for forty years and coauthor of four books on architecture, including A Pattern Language and Patterns of Home, Silverstein lives in Oakland, California.


Women Twice Removed By Christina Lloyd Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781939639325
Published: Sixteen Rivers Press - April 2nd, 2024

A debut collection from Christina Lloyd, "an original poet, a multivalent sensibility, an urgent voice that commands attention."--Graham Mort

Red Studio By Murray Silverstein Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781939639332
Published: Sixteen Rivers Press - April 2nd, 2024

A new collection from award winning poet, Murray Silverstein.

The Infinite Field By Alice Templeton Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781939639424
Published: Sixteen Rivers Press - April 2nd, 2024

An "Elegiac and Jubilant" Collection of Poetry by Alice Templeton

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