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Barbara Jane Reyes

Randall Mann and Barbara Jane Reyes

16 NOVEMBER 2017 — thursday

Poetry Flash presents a reading by Randall Mann, Proprietary, and Barbara Jane Reyes, Invocation to Daughters, wheelchair accessible, East Bay Booksellers (formerly Diesel), 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, 7:30 (510/653-9965, ebbooksellers.com)

MORE ABOUT THE READERS
Randall Mann's new book of poems is Proprietary. Lambda Literary says, "Sonically, Mann is a master of formalistic design with a witty sense for line-breaks…He represents perhaps the best in gay male poetry today, with a message of protest against corporate American life…Mann's work should be admired for its ferocity, its craft, and its unabashedly gay point of view." Author of three previous collections, Straight Razor, Breakfast with Thom Gunn, and Complaint in the Garden, he has been published widely in literary journals, including Poetry, which awarded him the 2013 Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize.
Barbara Jane Reyes's new book of poems is Invocation to Daughters. Sesshu Foster says, "Invocation to Daughters recombines registers—prayers, pleas and elegy—braiding a trilingual triple-threat, a 3-pronged poetics that enjambs and reconfigures the formal with the street, utterance with erasure, the prose sentence with the liminal…Barbara Jane Reyes is one of the Bay Area's incendiary voices." Born in the Philippines, in Manila, se was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She's published four previous collections, including Poeta en San Francisco, which received the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets, and Diwata, which won the Global Filipino Literary Award for Poetry. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Philippine American Writers and Artists.




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22 JANUARY 2018 — monday

23 JANUARY 2018 — tuesday

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  • A tribute to the life and work of Denis Johnson, American novelist, poet and playwright, with Program Director of Theatre for Intersection for the Arts, Sean San José, playwright Octavio Solis, novelist and editor Vendela Vida, and other special guests celebrating his final collection of short fiction, The Largesse of the Sea Maiden, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.citylights.com/bookstore/?fa=event&event_id=3114)
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24 JANUARY 2018 — wednesday

25 JANUARY 2018 — thursday

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  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by poet Dan Bellm, Deep Well, translator of Speaking in Song (hearing and forgetting), by Pura López Columé, and poet Annie Stenzel, The First Home Air After Absence, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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  • Michael Benanav presents his new book Himalaya Bound: One Family's Quest to Save Their Animals and an Ancient Way of Life, stories of tribal cultures where Western ways of protecting the environment clash with an indigenous understanding of nature, Mrs. Dalloway's Literary & Garden Arts, 2904 College Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:30 (510/704-8222, www.mrsdalloways.com)
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  • Berkeley Seminars in Art and Religion present a poetry reading with Linda Gregerson, Prodigal: New and Selected Poems, prior to her campus lecture on Milton, "Milton and the Syntax of Faith," 300 Wheeler Hall, University of California campus, Berkeley, free, reading 2:00 (bcsr.berkeley.edu/events/category/berkeley-seminars-in-art-and-religion)
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26 JANUARY 2018 — friday

27 JANUARY 2018 — saturday

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  • Poetry at Florey's presents a reading and open mic featuring poets Laura Davis, Braiding the Storm, and Rosemary Ybarra-Garcia, New to North America: Writing by Immigrants, Their Children, and Grandchildren, Florey's Book Company, 2120 Palmetto Avenue, Pacifica, free, 7:00-9:30 (www.facebook.com/pg/FloreysBookCo/posts)
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28 JANUARY 2018 — sunday

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  • Poetry Flash presents a Tribute Reading for Chana Bloch, Invocation to Daughters, by her Writing Group: Dan Bellm, Jeanne Foster, Sandra Gilbert, Peter Dale Scott, Phyllis Stowell, and Alan Williamson, wheelchair accessible, East Bay Booksellers (formerly Diesel), 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, 3:00 (510/653-9965, ebbooksellers.com)
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29 JANUARY 2018 — monday

30 JANUARY 2018 — tuesday

31 JANUARY 2018 — wednesday

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  • City Lights and the Rock and Roll Book Club of San Francisco present a discussion with Greil Marcus, music journalist, cultural critic, and author, and Jenn Pelly, author and editor at Pitchfork, about her book The Raincoats, the first ever written about this feminist punk band, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.citylights.com/bookstore/?fa=event&event_id=3116)
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  • Colin Winnette reads from and discusses his delightfully creepy gothic novel, The Job of the Wasp, East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, free, 7:00 (www.ebbooksellers.com/events)
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