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Clara Hsu

Jack and Adelle Foley, Clara Hsu

5 FEBRUARY 2015 — thursday

Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading celebrating new books by Jack and Adelle Foley, Clara Hsu, request ASL interpreters one week in advance from, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087,

Jack Foley will celebrate two new books of poems, EYES, his selected poems, about which Michael McClure has said, "Foley is our firebrand experimentalist and he holds his torch high so the reader can have more light," and LIFE. He has published thirteen books of poetry and Visions and Affiliations, a 1,300-page "chronoencyclopedia" of California poetry from 1940 to 2005. He is a contributing editor of Poetry Flash and host of the radio show Cover to Cover on KPFA. He and Clara Hsu are co-publishers of Poetry Hotel Press.
Adelle Foley is a haiku poet and an arts activist. Along the Bloodline is her first full-length book of poems, and her work is widely published in various journals.
Clara Hsu's new book of poems is The First to Escape, edited and with an introduction by Jack Foley. A musician and translator as well as a poet, she is the author of the book of poems Mystique, honorable mention at the 2010 San Francisco Book Festival, and Babouche Impromptu and Other Moroccan Sketches, a book of short stories. She is part of the performance ensemble "Lunation," which combines Chinese and original poetry with traditional Asian instruments.

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