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Susan Browne

Susan Browne, Catharine Clark-Sayles, Roy Mash, more

19 JULY 2015 — sunday

Poetry Flash presents an installment of the Marin Poetry Center's Traveling Show featuring poets Susan Browne, Catharine Clark-Sayles, Susan Cohen, Roy Mash, Robert Aquinas McNally, and Robert Sward, co-hosted by Rose Black and Richard Silberg, request ASL interpreters one week in advance from, Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, 3:00 (510/649-1320,

Susan Browne's poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, Subtropics, The Mississippi Review, and on Garrison Keillor's radio show The Writer's Almanac. She is the author of Buddha's Dogs and Zephyr, and a word/music CD with poet Kim Addonizio, Swearing, Smoking, Drinking, & Kissing ( Website:
Catharine Clark-Sayles lives in Northern California and practices geriatric medicine. She has two books of poetry, One Breath and Lifeboat, and numerous poems published in medical anthologies and journals. Recent publications include Spillway, Pirene's Fountain,, The Healing Muse, The Midwestern Quarterly, and The Healing Art of Writing vol. 1 and 2.
Susan Cohen is the author of Throat Singing and recent poems in many journals and anthologies, including the Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry. Her second full-length collection has been a finalist for the Philip Levine prize, May Swenson award, Richard Snyder and Melissa Lanitis Gregory Prizes, and is seeking a publisher. She lives in Berkeley.
Roy Mash is a long time board member of Marin Poetry Center. His poems have appeared in AGNI Online, Atlanta Review, Barrow Street, The Evansville Review, Nimrod, Passages North, Poetry East, RHINO, and River Styx among others. His first full-length book is Buyer's Remorse.
Robert Aquinas McNally has published nine nonfiction books, with a tenth on the way, four chapbooks, and the full-length Simply to Know Its Name, winner of the Grayson Books Poetry Prize. His poems have graced a long list of anthologies and journals, and they have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize five times.
Robert Sward is a Guggenheim Fellow chosen by Lucille Clifton to receive a Villa Montalvo Literary Arts Award. His more than twenty books include Four Incarnations, Rosicrucian in the Basement, The Collected Poems, and God is in the Cracks, now in its second printing. His most recent collection, New & Selected Poems, 1957-2012, is from Red Hen Press. He lives in Santa Cruz.

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16 JUNE 2019 — sunday

17 JUNE 2019 — monday

  • Poetry Express presents a reading for the new anthology, Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California, with co-editor and contributor Lucille Lang Day and contributor Diane Frank, open mic, hosted by Bruce Bagnell, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (
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18 JUNE 2019 — tuesday

19 JUNE 2019 — wednesday

  • David Trinidad, Amy Gerstler, D.A. Powell, Kevin Killian, Dodie Bellamy, and Roberto Bedoya read and celebrate the release of poet Ed Smith's Punk Rock is Cool for the End of the World: Poems and Notebooks of Ed Smith, edited by David Trinidad, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193,
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20 JUNE 2019 — thursday

  • UC Associate Professor of Medicine and fiction writer Louise Aronson presents her new book, Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193,
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21 JUNE 2019 — friday

22 JUNE 2019 — saturday

23 JUNE 2019 — sunday

  • 38th Annual Northern California Book Awards, Northern California authors are honored in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Translation, and Children's Literature with brief readings and remarks; presentation of the Fred Cody Lifetime Achievement Award and NCBR Recognition Award; presented by the Northern California Book Reviewers, Poetry Flash, San Francisco Public Library and Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, PEN West, Women's National Book Association-SF Chapter, and Mechanics' Institute Library, Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, enter on Grove, SF, free, 1:00, book signing and lively reception follows (510/525-5476, 510/612-3958,,
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24 JUNE 2019 — monday

  • Poetry Express presents a reading by Kitty Costello, open mic, hosted by Gary Turchin, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (
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25 JUNE 2019 — tuesday

26 JUNE 2019 — wednesday

27 JUNE 2019 — thursday

  • Composer and writer Elliott Sharp presents his new book, IrRational Music, in conversation with David Rothenberg, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193,
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28 JUNE 2019 — friday

29 JUNE 2019 — saturday

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