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Christopher Buckley and Gary Young

12 JANUARY 2017 — thursday

CANCELED: Poetry Flash presents a Bay Area book launch and reading by Christopher Buckley, Star Journal: Selected Poems, and poet/printer Gary Young, request ASL interpreters one week in advance at, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087,

Christopher Buckley's new book of poems is Star Journal: Selected Poems. Philip Levine said, "The poems are modest, straightforward, intensely lyrical, and totally accessible. This is a humble poetry of great truths and profound emotions.…" He's published twenty books of poetry and three memoirs. He's also the editor of six poetry anthologies, including Bear Flag Republic: Prose Poems and Poetics from California and The Geography of Home: California's Poetry of Place, both co-edited with Gary Young, and critical books on the poets Larry Levis, Philip Levine, and Omar Luis Salinas. Among his honors are a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts grants, a Fulbright Award, and four Pushcart prizes.
Gary Young's most recent book of poems is Even So: New and Selected Poems; his new chapbook is Adversary. His other poetry collections include Hands, Days, The Dream of a Moral Life (winner of the James D. Phelan Award), Braver Deeds (winner of the Peregrine Smith Poetry Prize), No Other Life (winner of the William Carlos Williams Award), and Pleasure. Jane Hirshfield says, "Gary Young has honed a sinuous, brief prose poem form that carries a flavor uniquely his own—unflinching, stringent in beauty, austerely moving." Co-editor of two anthologies with Christopher Buckley, Gary Young is also a widely exhibited book artist. His other honors as a poet include a William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, two National Endowment for the Arts grants, a Pushcart Prize, and the Shelley Memorial Award from Poetry Society of America. He teaches creative writing and directs the Cowell Press at UC Santa Cruz.

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15 DECEMBER 2017 — friday

  • Point Reyes Field Institute presents a writing workshop weekend, a two-day retreat, Friday to Sunday, with poet, essayist, and visual artist, Patti Trimble, an insightful workshop on story: writing short fiction, narrative poems, and/or nonfiction; there will be a hearth to gather around, community meals, and free time for the coastal trails, accommodations at the Clem Miller Education Center, workshop at Point Reyes National Seashore Association, Point Reyes Station, $310/$280 for members, bring all meals and snacks, exact locations and directions will be sent to you on registration (Point Reyes Field Institute: 415/663-1200,,
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16 DECEMBER 2017 — saturday

  • Café Society Holiday Book Party, Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond, free street parking on Railroad Avenue, 4:00-7:00 (
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18 DECEMBER 2017 — monday

  • Poetry Express presents reading by Michael Caylo-Baradi open reading follows, hosted by Bruce, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00-9:00 (,
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19 DECEMBER 2017 — tuesday

  • Tuesdays at North Beach, a weekly poetry series celebrating international poets and showcasing local talent, presents a reading by Maria Medina Serafin and Colin O'Leary, curated by Jack Hirschman, North Beach Branch Library, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 6:30 (415/522-8602,
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20 DECEMBER 2017 — wednesday

21 DECEMBER 2017 — thursday

  • Third Thursday Poetry & Jazz Improv Reading Series features Solstice Open Mic and community party, hosted by blake more, reading begins with live jazz by local musicians and an open mic with jazz improve, 215 Main Pub, 215 Main Street, Point Arena, free, 7:00 (707/884-9189,,
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