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Marilyn Hacker

Marilyn Hacker and Deema K. Shehabi

2 OCTOBER 2014 — thursday

Poetry Flash presents a reading by Palestinian-American poet Deema K. Shehabi and Jewish-American poet Marilyn Hacker from their new co-authored collection, Diaspo/Renga, request ASL interpreters one week in advance from editor@poetryflash.org, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)

MORE ABOUT THE READERS
The Israeli siege of Gaza in 2009—sadly, two sieges ago—moved Palestinian-American poet Deema K. Shehabi and Jewish-American poet Marilyn Hacker to begin a correspondence in poems, a dialogue that continued until 2012. The result is their collaborative book Diaspo/Renga. Annie Finch says of it, “Peace grows from the interweaving of voices, and it’s hard to imagine two more aware and unmistakable poetic voices on the subject of peace in the Middle East than these: Hacker and Shehabi, two brilliant witnesses, one infused with memory and dream, the other unswerving and crystalline.”
Marilyn Hacker has published twelve books of poetry, including Names, Essays on Departure, and Desesperanto; and an essay collection, Unauthorized Voices. A prolific translator from the French, she received the 2009 American PEN Award for Poetry in Translation for her rendering of Marie Etienne’s King of a Hundred Horsemen. Her honors for her own poetry include the Lenore Marshall Award, the Poet’s Prize for her Selected Poems, and the National Book Award for Presentation Piece. A Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, she lives now in Paris and is an editor of the Journal Siecle 21.
Deema K. Shehabi is a poet, writer, and editor. The child of Palestinian parents, she grew up in the Middle East and moved to the United States in 1988. Her book of poems Thirteen Departures From the Moon was published in 2011. She is co-editor of Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, which received the Northern California Book Reviewers NCBR Recognition Award. She also served as Vice-President of the Radius of Arab-American Writers (RAWI) between 2007 and 2010.




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20 MAY 2018 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • Britt-Marie's Second Sunday Poetry Series (moved to this date this month only because of Mother's Day) features Donna Emerson, Cathryn Shea, and Susan Suntree, hosted by Barb Reynolds, Britt-Marie's Wine Bar and Restaurant, 1369 Solano Avenue, Albany, 3:30 (brittmariesolano.com)
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  • Poetry & Place | El Cerrito, a celebratory reading and fund raiser with Maw Shein Win, El Cerrito Poet Laureate; Kim Shuck, San Francisco Poet Laureate; Rafael Jesús González, Berkeley Poet Laureate; and Indigo Moor, Sacramento Poet Laureate; live music by Dan Plonsey, Ethan Port, and Thomas Scandura, in their debut as Moeser, performing music created for this event; all-ages open mic; this event is in conjunction with Poetry Flash, now celebrating their 45th anniversary, local literary presses, magazines, and art organizations will table, including Poetry Flash, Sixteen Rivers Press, Manic D Press, Nomadic Press, Work and Conversations, Left Margin Lit, Bay Area Generations, and others, silent auction and raffle will benefit Poetry Flash, refreshments, El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito, free admission, 1:30-5:00 (Maw Shein Win: elcerritopoet@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/events/155754105130147)
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21 MAY 2018 — monday

22 MAY 2018 — tuesday

23 MAY 2018 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Daegan Miller discusses his new book This Radical Land: A Natural History of American Dissent, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 7:00 ( www.citylights.com/bookstore/?fa=event&event_id=3175)
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  • Poetry reading by Wendy Trevino, whose first full-length book of poetry, Cruel Fiction, is forthcoming in fall 2018, Jane Gregory, and Geoffrey G. O'Brien, Experience in Groups, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00 (www.moesbooks.com)
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24 MAY 2018 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Carol Muske-Dukes, Blue Rose, and Jane Mead, World of Made and Unmade, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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  • Goethe Institut San Francisco, in conjunction with City Lights Books and New York Review Books, presents Weimar Mirror: Revisiting Alfred Döblin (1878-1957), re-explores the classic work of German writer Alfred Döblin, Berlin Alexanderplatz, the great novel of Berlin and the doomed Weimar Republic, on the publication of the new translation by Michael Hoffmann, opening statement by National Book Award-winner William T. Vollmann, presentations and roundtable participation by Adrian Daub, Thomas O. Haakenson, Mel Gordon, Deniz Göktürk, and William T. Vollmann, hosted by Peter Maravelis, Goethe Institut San Francisco, 530 Bush Street, Suite 204, San Francisco, free, 7:00 ( www.citylights.com/bookstore/?fa=event&event_id=3176)
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25 MAY 2018 — friday

    CENTRAL:
  • Brenda Hillman reads from and discusses her new book of poetry, Extra Hidden Life, among the Days, Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond, 7:00 (www.cafesociety.coffee/events)
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    EAST:
  • The Art of Storytelling and Poetry presents a performance evening with the theme "Making a Home," The Avid Reader, 1945 Broadway, Sacramento, free, 7:00-8:30 (www.avidreaderonbroadway.com)
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26 MAY 2018 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • San Francisco International Arts Festival presents the world premiere of DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE Requiem for a King, an instrumental and vocal multi-movement jazz and spoken word work, featuring spoken word written for this performance by educator, scholar, activist and author Angela Davis, music composed by Anthony Brown and performed by the Asian American Orchestra and Voices Of A Dream vocal ensemble; DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE honors the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the legacy of the civil rights movement; the evening length concert includes Anthony Brown's seminal work GO FOR BROKE!, composed for the 75th anniversary of the February 1942 signing of Executive Order 9066, which forced over 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry into interment camps during World War II, the performance features a reading by former San Francisco Poet Laureate and community activist Janice Mirikitani, Cowell Theatre, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, 2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, $25-$65 reserved seating, 8:00 (www. sfiaf.org/2018_anthony_brown_and_angela_davis)
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27 MAY 2018 — sunday

    NORTH:
  • Poet and writer Patti Trimble leads a two-day writing retreat, Sunday, May 27 to Monday, May 28, with workshops for new poetry and prose, and time for writing and walking, there are options to stay extra nights before or after to write on your own, $160 includes Sunday overnight, shared rooms, nice old redwood retreat center, potluck dinner, St. Columba's Retreat on the Inverness Mesa, West Marin (pmtrim@gmail.com for information or to register)
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28 MAY 2018 — monday

    NORTH:
  • Poet and writer Patti Trimble leads a two-day writing retreat, Sunday, May 27 to Monday, May 28, with workshops for new poetry and prose, and time for writing and walking, there are options to stay extra nights before or after to write on your own, $160 includes Sunday overnight, shared rooms, nice old redwood retreat center, potluck dinner, St. Columba's Retreat on the Inverness Mesa, West Marin (pmtrim@gmail.com for information or to register)
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29 MAY 2018 — tuesday

30 MAY 2018 — wednesday

31 MAY 2018 — thursday


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