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Richard Silberg & Joyce Jenkins

Poetry Flash at Lit Crawl: giovanni singleton, Judy Halebsky, more

18 OCTOBER 2014 — saturday

The fifteenth annual Litquake, San Francisco’s Literary Festival, presents its tenth annual Lit Crawl in the Mission District’s Valencia Street corridor, featuring “Poetry Flash and Friends,” poetry by editors, and contributors Judy Halebsky, Stephen Kessler, Richard Silberg, giovanni singleton, and Alan Soldofsky, with host, editor and director Joyce Jenkins, Chrome, 962 Valencia Street, San Francisco, free, 7:15-8:15 (

Poetry Flash & Friends at Lit Crawl! Hear current/past editors and contributors to Poetry Flash, California's iconic online literary review and calendar, read from their work and tell stories about the Flash.
Judy Halebsky is author of Tree Line and Sky=Empty; she won the Sixteen Rivers Press Poets-Under-Forty Chapbook Contest for Space/Gap/Interval/Distance. She teaches at Dominican University in San Rafael.
Stephen Kessler’s recent books are Scratch Pegasus and Poems of Consummation by Vicente Aleixandre. He’s a poet, editor of The Redwood Coast Review, translator, and a Poetry Flash Contributing Editor.
Richard Silberg is Associate Editor of His latest book is The Horses: New & Selected Poems; he hosts the Poetry Flash Reading Series.
giovanni singleton won the California Book Award for Ascension, which was reviewed in Poetry Flash. She is coordinator of the UC Berkeley Lunch Poems series.
Alan Soldofsky is author of In the Buddha Factory and Creative Writing Director at San Jose State University. He was an early Poetry Flash Contributing Editor.
Host: Joyce Jenkins, Editor-Director, Poetry Flash, Literary Review and Calendar for the West. Her poems appeared most recently in Burning the Midnight Oil, an anthology.
Photo by Bob Fischer at Poetry Flash, Berkeley.

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22 MARCH 2018 — thursday

  • Matthew Dickman reads from his new poetry collection, Wonderland, Emily Strelow reads from her new novel The Wild Birds, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (
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23 MARCH 2018 — friday

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27 MARCH 2018 — tuesday

  • The Octopus Literary Salon presents Dirty Old Women: Erotica, a monthly series celebrating erotic writing by self-identified older women, The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster Street, Oakland, free, 7:30 (
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  • Poetry reading by Randall Mann, Proprietary, and Fernando Pérez, A Song of Dismantling: Poems; also discussing the poetic experience as a path to cultural healing, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (
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28 MARCH 2018 — wednesday

29 MARCH 2018 — thursday

  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by surrealist poet Ivan Argüelles, poet and KPFA "Cover to Cover" radio host Jack Foley, and poet, writer, and publisher Jacob Smullyan, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087,
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30 MARCH 2018 — friday

  • The Art of Storytelling and Poetry presents a performance evening with the theme "Growing Up," The Avid Reader, 1945 Broadway, Sacramento, free, 7:00-8:30 (
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31 MARCH 2018 — saturday

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