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Richard M. Levine

Richard Michael Levine and Marilyn Stablein

8 FEBRUARY 2015 — sunday

Poetry Flash presents a reading by Richard Michael Levine and Marilyn Stablein, 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
Catch and Other Poems is Richard Michael Levine's first book of poems. Dean Young says, "Catch and Other Poems…forcefully reminds us that the first and foremost power of imagination is to see. Vividly looking backward or forward, or brilliantly in the present, these poems plunge us into the stuff of life with clarity, depth of feeling and pizzazz." He has written articles for many national publications, such as Harper's, Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, and Esquire. A former professor at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, he's the author of a bestselling true crime book, Bad Blood: A Family Murder in Marin County and the short story collection, The Man Who Gave Away His Organs.
Marilyn Stablein's Splitting Hard Ground: New Poems won the New Mexico Book Award and the National Federation of Press Woman Award. Pierre Delattre says, "In her previous writing she guided us to the burning ghats, to observe the offerings of others. Now this poet of power and compassion moves us to that holy ground again. Carrying the spirit of her son on her back, she makes an offering for us all." She is also a widely exhibited visual artist. After seven years in the Himalayas in the post-Beat 1960s she wrote the memoir Sleeping in Caves, The Census Taker Travelers Tales, and Night Travels to Tibet, a sequence of prose poems based on dreams.




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27 MAY 2018 — sunday

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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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