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Ambush Review #4

Ambush Review: Linda Norton, Sharon Coleman, Joseph Noble, more

25 JANUARY 2015 — sunday

Poetry Flash presents a celebration and reading for the Ambush Review, featuring contributors David Beckman, Sharon Coleman, Charles Entrekin, Grace Marie Grafton, Katherine Hastings, Joseph Noble, Linda Norton, and Angelo Sakkis, request ASL interpreters one week in advance from editor@poetryflash.org, wheelchair accessible, Diesel, A Bookstore, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, 3:00 (510/653-9965, dieselbookstore.com)

MORE ABOUT THE READERS
A Celebration for Ambush Review, a literary journal based in the San Francisco Bay Area publishing poetry, including innovative and experimental poetry, short “flash” fiction, art, photography, and essays. Bob Booker and Patrick Cahill edit the journal, with striking design by Brendan Cahill. The contributors to read include:
David Beckman, author of Language Factory of the Mind (Finishing Line Press). Two of his poems were in Ambush Review #3. He was a 2012 and 2013 Pushcart Prize nominee.
Sharon Coleman co-curates the reading series Lyrics & Dirges, co-directs the Berkeley Poetry Festival, and is a Contributing Editor to Poetry Flash. Her chapbook is Half Circle (Finishing Line Press). She teaches poetry at Berkeley City College.
Charles Entrekin is the author of Listening: New & Selected Work and Red Mountain, Birmingham, Alabama, 1965, a novel.
Grace Marie Grafton’s newest book is Whimsy, Reticence and Laud, unruly sonnets (Poetic Matrix, 2012). Her book of prose poems, Other Clues, is from Latitude Press.
Katherine Hastings is Sonoma County Poet Laureate, author of Nighthawks (Spuyten Duyvil, 2014) and Cloud Fire. She is the host of “WordTemple” on NPR affiliate KRCB FM, and curator of the WordTemple Poetry Series and WordTemple Arts & Lectures.
Joseph Noble’s poetry and essays have appeared in Hambone, OR, New American Writing, Five Fingers Review, Eleven Eleven, Talisman, and other journals. His books include An Ives Set, Antiphonal Airs, and a chapbook Homage to the Gods.
Linda Norton is author of The Public Gardens: Poems and History (Pressed Wafer), a finalist for the 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry.
Angelos Sakkis is co-translator, with John Sakkis, of Greek poet and multimedia artist Demosthenes Agrafiotis. His own work appeared in the first issue of Ambush Review. His collections are Memory-of and Fictional Character.




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22 APRIL 2019 — monday

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23 APRIL 2019 — tuesday

24 APRIL 2019 — wednesday

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25 APRIL 2019 — thursday

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  • Co-author Neda Atanasoski in conversation with co-author Kalindi Vora, discussing the subject of their new book, Surrogate Humanity: Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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26 APRIL 2019 — friday

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  • The Nomadic Press Open Mic presents six open-mic slots filled on a first-come, first-serve basis with to-be-announced music and features curated and emceed by Rene Vaz, fourth Friday of every month, Nomadic Press: Uptown, 2301 Telegraph Avenue, $10 sliding scale, sign up list opens 7:00 sharp, 7:00-9:00 (www.nomadicpress.org)
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27 APRIL 2019 — saturday

28 APRIL 2019 — sunday

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29 APRIL 2019 — monday

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30 APRIL 2019 — tuesday

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  • Heather Dundas in conversation with David Wade, celebrating the release of Simeon Wade's Foucault in California: A True Story—Wherein the Great French Philosopher Drops Acid in the Valley of Death, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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