This event will be held at our Clement street location.
Green Apple Books on Clement Street welcomes Kendra Tanacea reading from and discussing her book of poetry A FILAMENT BURNS IN BLUE DEGREES (Lost Horse Press, Feb 2017), Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00pm. Event will also feature readings from poets Tracey Knapp and Derrick Carr.
A FILAMENT BURNS IN BLUE DEGREES explores life's strains and joys and the human compulsion to create something lasting despite certain entropy. Teardowns, remodels, sex, longing, joy; sometimes tender, sometimes humorous, these poems explore interpersonal relationships of all kinds and embrace the competing impulses of working hard at changing life's course and fatalistic acceptance. Kendra's poems keep the light on in the darkest of places: "Come after midnight, your hand / on the door, and me, lit, humming."
KENDRA TANACEA, an attorney in San Francisco, holds a BA in English from Wellesley College and an MFA in writing and literature from Bennington College. A Filament Burns in Blue Degrees was a semifinalist for the Washington Prize and a finalist for the Idaho Prize for Poetry. Kendra's poems have appeared in 5AM, Rattle, Moon City Review, The Coachella Review, Stickman Review, and Juked, among others.
TRACEY KNAPP's first full-length collection of poems, Mouth, won the 42 Miles Press Poetry Award and was published in 2015. She has received scholarships and awards from the Tin House Writers’ Workshop and the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fund. Her work has been anthologized in Best New Poets 2008 and 2010, The Cento: A Collection of Collage Poems, and has appeared in Poetry Daily, Five Points, Red Wheelbarrow Review, The New Ohio Review, and elsewhere.
DERRICK CARR has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since he was old enough to read. He graduated from Yale in 2011 with a degree in Black people. His work has been published in Muzzle Magazine and Oakland Review, and is forthcoming in Adroit. He’s co-edited Tandem, an anthology published through The Lit Slam, a nonprofit working to broaden the conversation around literature. He’s participated in Kearny Street Workshop/California Institute for Integral Studies' Interdisciplinary Writer’s Lab and is a founding fellow in the OCTO Collective, an interdisciplinary collective of black artists in the Bay Area. Like his mother and grandmothers, all he knows is survival. You can keep up with him attinyletter.com/whyderrick.
A Filament Burns in Blue Degrees explores life's strains and joys and the human compulsion to create something lasting despite certain entropy. Teardowns, remodels, sex, longing, joy; sometimes tender, sometimes humorous, these poems explore interpersonal relationships of all kinds and embrace the competing impulses of working hard at changing life's course and fatalistic acceptance.