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Austin Smith

Susan Millar DuMars and Austin Smith

4 APRIL 2019 — thursday

Poetry Flash presents a rare U.S. poetry reading by Irish-American poet Susan Millar DuMars, Naked: New and Selected, and Austin Smith, Flyover Country, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, wheelchair accessible, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)


MORE ABOUT THE READERS
Irish-American poet Susan Millar DuMars is visiting from Ireland for this reading. Her new book of poems is Naked: New and Selected. Poetry Ireland Review says, "Her poetry, influenced by the directness of the American tradition, comes as a breath of fresh air…." She's published four previous collections, which have been nominated for her country's most prestigious awards and featured on Irish radio. She's also the author of the book of short stories Lights in the Distance. Born in Philadelphia, she lives in Galway, Ireland where she lives with her husband, blogs, and directs "Over the Edge," an acclaimed reading series. She also teaches creative writing classes at the Galway Arts Centre and for the Brothers of Charity's Away With Words project. In 2009, the couple was the subject of a documentary by Des Kilbane called Rhyming Couplet, which was screened at the Galway Film Fleadh.

Austin Smith's new book of poems is Flyover Country. Jane Hirshfield says, "Austin Smith's Flyover Country is a book of vital and generative reckoning, one that finds both the intimate knowledge held in large landscapes and the larger knowledges found within intimate places and acts." Author of the previous collection Almanac, he grew up on a family dairy farm in northwestern Illinois, lives now in Pescadero, California, and teaches at Stanford University.




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16 JUNE 2019 — sunday

17 JUNE 2019 — monday

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  • 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 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
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18 JUNE 2019 — tuesday

19 JUNE 2019 — wednesday

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  • 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, www.citylights.com)
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20 JUNE 2019 — thursday

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  • 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, www.citylights.com)
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21 JUNE 2019 — friday

22 JUNE 2019 — saturday

23 JUNE 2019 — sunday

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  • 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, NCBR@poetryflash.org, poetryflash.org)
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24 JUNE 2019 — monday

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  • 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 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
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25 JUNE 2019 — tuesday

26 JUNE 2019 — wednesday

27 JUNE 2019 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • 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, www.citylights.com)
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28 JUNE 2019 — friday

29 JUNE 2019 — saturday

30 JUNE 2019 — sunday


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