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Lola Haskins

Colby Gillette and Lola Haskins

17 OCTOBER 2019 — thursday

Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Lola Haskins, Asylum: Improvisations on John Clare, and Colby Gillette, Hymn Underground, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, wheelchair accessible, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)


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Lola Haskins's new book of poems is Asylum: Improvisations on John Clare. W.S. Merwin says, "Lola Haskins writes with the startling freedom and grace of a kite flying and with the variety and assurance of invention that reveal, in image after image, the dream of the waking world." She has published twelve collections of poetry and three books of prose. Her honors include the Iowa Poetry Prize, two Florida Book Awards, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Emily Dickinson Prize from the Poetry Society of America. She is also the current Honorary Chancellor of the Florida State Poets Association.
Colby Gillette's debut collection is Hymn Underground. Donald Revell says, "Amidst the empty tumult and febrile, futile clamor of so many poets now, Colby Gillette stands fast and, standing, gives quickening evidence to things imperishable…The phrases of the sun and nomenclature of starlight in the human eye resound with true, with effortless certainty here. These are poems the planet can believe." He is the author of two chapbooks, Without Repair and Red of the Dawnbreakers: Translations of René Char. Widely published in literary journals, he lives in Pittsburgh.




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29 JANUARY 2020 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • #we music, bi-monthly talk and performance series of queer perspectives, presents Sidney Chen, Chinese-American vocalist and performance artist, giving a talk on "Mother Tongues: Reclaiming a Discarded Self," with a vocal and handmade music box performance, and Rybree Tree, non-binary singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, giving a talk on "In Between: Visions from the Outskirts & People People," with a musical performance, hosted by Richard Loranger, ProArts Gallery & Commons, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, free/a hat will be passed, 7:00-9:00 (www.proartsgallery.org)
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  • JCCSF presents poet, performer, and multi-disciplinary artist Danez Smith, Don't Call Us Dead, as they read and share from their new poetry collection, Homie, in partnership with Litquake, Poetry Flash, The Urban School, and MoAD, JCCSF, 3200 California Street, San Francisco, $20, members get ten percent off, 7:00 (415/292-1200, www.jccsf.org)
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  • Dr. Samuel C. Woolley, a researcher specializing in automation/AI, emergent technology, politics, persuasion, and social media, discusses his book, The Reality Game: How the Next Wave of Technology Will Break the Truth, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 7:00 (www.citylights.com)
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30 JANUARY 2020 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • John Curl reads from his new novel, Outlaws of Maroon, an adult novel about two children set in the 1950s, New York, McCarthy era, and poet Jack Foley, When Sleep Comes: Shillelagh Songs, performs with Sangye Land, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street, Glen Park, San Francisco, 6:30-8:00 (415/586-3733, www.birdbeckett.com)
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  • Carmen Maria Machado, Her Body and Other Parties, celebrates the release of her new memoir, In the Dream House, in conversation with Esmé Weijun Wang, The Collected Schizophrenias, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 7:00 (www.citylights.com)
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  • "In DNA, Secrets & Inheritance," Dani Shapiro, author of memoirs and novels including Hourglass and Black & White, is joined by Dr. Abraham Verghese, Professor and Vice Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Stanford University and author of Cutting for Stone, to discuss Shapiro's memoir Inheritance, exploring the combination of factors that make us who we are, in partnership with Jewish Film Institute, SF Hillel, The Writers Grotto, the Jewish Community Library, and JIMENA, bookseller Green Apple Books, JCCSF, 3200 California Street, San Francisco, $30/members ten percent off, tickets include a copy of Inheritance, 7:00 (415/292-1200, www.jccsf.org)
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31 JANUARY 2020 — friday


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