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Susan Kelly-DeWitt

Susan Kelly-DeWitt and David Woo

12 NOVEMBER 2020 — thursday

Poetry Flash presents a virtual poetry reading by Susan Kelly-DeWitt, from her new book, Gravitational Tug, with David Woo, Divine Fire, online via Zoom, free, 7:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: please click here; you will receive an email with a link to join the reading)


MORE ABOUT THE READERS
Please join us for a Poetry Flash virtual reading on Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 pm PST! We are excited to bring you Susan Kelly-DeWitt and David Woo via Zoom. To register for this reading, please click on the link in the calendar listing above. After you register, you will receive an email invitation with a link to join the reading. Thank you for continuing to support Poetry Flash and our reading series during these unprecedented times.

Susan Kelly-DeWitt's new book is Gravitational Tug. Ilya Kaminsky says, "Susan Kelly-DeWitt is a poet who finds the marvelous in the everyday, who finds in our silent moments a music, who finds wisdom in our fears and passions, and teaches us to slow down and see ourselves in ourselves. I love her work." Her previous collections include Spider Season, and The Fortunate Islands. She is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow whose work also appears in many anthologies, and in print and online journals at home and abroad. She has been a reviewer for Library Journal, editor of the online journal Perihelion, Program Director for the Sacramento Poetry Center and the Women's Wisdom Arts Program, a Poet in the Schools and in the Prisons, a blogger for Coal Hill Review, and an instructor for UC Davis Continuing Education. She is currently a member of the National Book Critics Circle, the Northern California Book Reviewers, and a contributing editor for Poetry Flash.

David Woo's new book Divine Fire is forthcoming from The University of Georgia Press in March 2021, and may be pre-ordered at this online event. Harold Bloom said of his work, "I expect David Woo to be one of the two or three poets of his generation. Divine Fire is even more wise, eloquent, and light-bringing than was The Eclipses. David Woo now writes the poems of our climate, in the tradition of Wallace Stevens, Hart Crane, and Elizabeth Bishop." The son of Chinese immigrants, David Woo studied at Harvard, earned an MA in Chinese studies from Yale University, and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford. His first collection of poetry, The Eclipses, won the A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize. Woo's work has been widely published and anthologized in publications such as The New Yorker, New Republic, Threepenny Review, Southwest Review, and The Open Boat: Poems from Asian America.




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21 JANUARY 2021 — thursday

  • Sally Love Saunders presents a one-hour poetry conference call, every third Thursday, where Saunders will read her poetry followed by comments from attendees, call in through Covia Well Connected, free, online, 10:00-11:00 am PST (Register with Covia here: covia.org/services/well-connected/, or call (877) 797-7299 to register)
  • Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center presents South Asian Writers Resist, a reading in response to serious global issues such as immigration rights and the Black Lives Matter movement, featuring Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed, Neelanjana Banerjee, Torsa Ghosal, Arshia Haq, Sorayya Khan, Mahmud Rahman, and Shreerekha Subramanian, hosted by Sehba Sarwar, free, online, 6:00-7:30 pm PST (Register to attend: www.eventbrite.com/e/south-asian-writers-resist-tickets-133012270281)

22 JANUARY 2021 — friday

23 JANUARY 2021 — saturday

24 JANUARY 2021 — sunday

25 JANUARY 2021 — monday

26 JANUARY 2021 — tuesday

  • Cobalt Poets presents a reading featuring poet Julie Danho, open mic to follow, free, online via Zoom, 7:30 pm PST (Zoom link here: www.poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt/calendar.html)
  • Join Poetic License Sonoma every fourth Tuesday for an evening of poetry readings featuring the nine poets that make up Poetic License Sonoma, Susanne Arrhenius, Jeffrey Bartfeld, Joseph Cutler, Paul DeMarco, Kusum Irene Jain, Leo McCloskey, Steve Trenam, Judith Vaughn, and Jaime Zukowski, this reading emceed by Jeffrey Barfeld, free, 7:00-8:30 pm PST (Register to attend: www.sebarts.org/literary-arts)
  • San Francisco State University presents the workshop, "Writing Sudden Fiction," led by essayist Lyzette Wanzer, attendees will learn to write flash fiction, workshop runs for six weeks from January 26 to March 2, $145, online, 12:30-2:00 pm PST (Enroll here: www.campusce.net/sfsu/course/course.aspx?C=691&pc=61&mc=&sc=)

27 JANUARY 2021 — wednesday

28 JANUARY 2021 — thursday

29 JANUARY 2021 — friday

30 JANUARY 2021 — saturday

  • The Ina Coolbrith Circle presents the 94th Annual Poets Dinner Contest, this year held online through Zoom, celebrating the winners of the following categories, Grand Prize: "Metaphysics" by Robert Eastwood; Beginnings and Endings: "My Husband Has Cancer" by Deborah Grossman; Humor: "Learning to Box at 70" by Judith Chibante; Love: "I Married in the Year of Assassinations" by Judith Chibante; Nature: "Yosemite Poem" by Dorothy Gilbert; People: "Facial Recognition" by Sam Hersh; Poet's Choice: "Gleaning Light" by Madeline Aranda; Spaces and Places: "The Camp Fire" by Dorothy Gilbert; and Theme-Climate: "Drought" by Sandra Anfang; join these poets and more as they read their poems, emceed by Louse Moises, Chair of the Poet's Dinner, free, online, 2:00-5:00 pm PST (For more information: www.coolpoetry.org)

31 JANUARY 2021 — sunday


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