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Marsha de la O

Marsha de la O and Noah Blaustein

4 AUGUST 2019 — sunday

Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Marsha de la O, Every Ravening Thing, and Noah Blaustein, After Party, East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, wheelchair accessible, 3:00 (510/653-9965, ebbooksellers.com)


MORE ABOUT THE READERS
Marsha de la O's new book of poems is Every Ravening Thing. Christopher Buckley says, "Every Ravening Thing presents a matchless intensity and intellectual gift, a fearless investigation into the world amplified by a vision that is both cosmic and detailed in our common suffering." Her previous collections include Antidote for Night, winner of the 2015 Isabella Gardner Award, and Black Hope, winner of the New Issues Press Poetry prize and an Editor's Choice, Small Press Book Award. Other honors are the Morton Marcus Poetry Award and the da Poetry Award. She has published extensively, including recent poems in The New Yorker, the Kenyon Review, and Prairie Schooner. She lives in Ventura, California, with her husband, poet and editor Phil Taggart. Together, they produce poetry readings and events in Ventura County and edit the literary journal Spillway.
Noah Blaustein's new book of poems is After Party. Garrett Hongo says, "Blaustein is as canny as Odysseus returned home and stringing his bow. Vagabond and shining like the sea, his poems drag you to deep undercurrents as you are caught singing in their chains." And Campbell McGrath says, "These are poems full of vivid particularities, poems that know 'it's easier to love/ this world than it is to disappear.' Noah Blaustein is a believer in hard-earned wisdom—'suffering is measured/ by the strength of one's fears'—and a poet of ferocious nostalgia." His previous collection is Flirt, and he is editor of the anthology Motion: American Sports Poems. He lives in Santa Monica, California.




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18 OCTOBER 2019 — friday

    NORTH:
  • Lewis Hyde, author of The Gift, reads from his new book of scholarship, autobiography, and social criticism, A Primer for Forgetting: Getting Past the Past, on the question of forgetfulness as a pathway to rebirth and peace via art and writing from ancient times to our present moment, Point Reyes Books, 11315 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, free, 7:00 (415/663-1542, www.ptreyesbooks.com)
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19 OCTOBER 2019 — saturday

20 OCTOBER 2019 — sunday

21 OCTOBER 2019 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a featured poetry reading by Georgette Howington, open mic before and after featured reading, hosted by Bruce Bagnell, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, back room, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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22 OCTOBER 2019 — tuesday

23 OCTOBER 2019 — wednesday

24 OCTOBER 2019 — thursday

25 OCTOBER 2019 — friday

26 OCTOBER 2019 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • Saturday Night Special presents featured poets, hosted by Holly Hardy, three-minute maximum open mic on the theme of exploring boundaries between public and private, all creative work welcomed, must be twenty-one, Nick's Lounge, 3218 Adeline Street, Berkeley, free but one drink minimum, 7:00-9:30 (510/652-6425, nickslounge.com)
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  • Marin Poetry Center reading by Deborah Landau, Soft Targets, director of the Creative Writing Program at New York University, and Matthew Zapruder, Sun Bear and Why Poetry, Tara Hall Pittman South Branch Berkeley Public Library, 1901 Russell Street, Berkeley, free, 4:00 (www.marinpoetrycenter.org)
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27 OCTOBER 2019 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Barbara Berman, Currents, and poet and translator Zack Rogow, Irreverent Litanies, East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, wheelchair accessible, 3:00 (510/653-9965, ebbooksellers.com)
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28 OCTOBER 2019 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a featured poetry reading by Grace Marie Grafton, open mic before and after featured reading, hosted by Gary Turchin, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, back room, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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29 OCTOBER 2019 — tuesday

30 OCTOBER 2019 — wednesday

31 OCTOBER 2019 — thursday


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