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Tobey Hiller

Tobey Hiller and Amy Glynn

1 OCTOBER 2020 — thursday

Poetry Flash presents a virtual poetry reading by Tobey Hiller, from her new book, Crow Mind, with Amy Glynn, A Modern Herbal, 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)

Please join us for a Poetry Flash virtual reading on Thursday, October 1 at 7:00 pm PDT! We are excited to bring you Tobey Hiller and Amy Glynn via Zoom. To register for this reading, please click here. After you register, you will receive an email with a link to join the reading.
Thank you for continuing to support Poetry Flash and our reading series during these unprecedented times.

Amy Glynn's debut poetry collection is A Modern Herbal. Mark Doty says, "Amy Glynn's high-energy herbarium glides through discourses botanical and mathematical, swerving elegantly from casual to erudite, lyrical to essayistic; here there's barely a border between the gorgeous speech of praise and the take-no-guff attitude of the undeceived." Her second collection, Romance Language, is forthcoming from Measure Press. Also an essayist, her work appears widely in journals and anthologies including Orion, The New England Review, and The Best American Poetry. Her honors include the SPUR Award from the Academy of Western Writers, Carolyn KIzer Award from Poetry Northwest, and Southwest Review's Morton Marr Prize. A James Merrill House Fellow, she served as inaugural Poet Laureate for the cities of Lafayette and Orinda, California.

Tobey Hiller's new poetry book is Crow Mind. Marsha de la O says, "…Tobey Hiller depolarizes human and animal, she plumbs the knowledge 'our tribes share.' In conjunction and relationship, crow becomes a beloved companion from another consciousness. The poet looks within and without, and sees crow—wary subject, lover, parent, and numinous child; crow as mythic presence, whose proverbs arise from neither heaven nor hell, but airy reaches and greeny shade." A poet and fiction writer, Tobey Hiller's previous poetry books include Crossings, Certain Weathers, Aqueduct, and a novel, Charlie's Exit. Her fiction collection, "Particle To Wave: A Fabulary." was named one of five finalists for Omnidawn's 2019 Fabulist Collection Contest. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in publications and anthologies, including Able Muse Review, Ambush Review, Askew, Canary, The Fabulist: Words & Art, Five Fingers Review, North Coast Literary Review, Sisyphus, Sin Fronteras, Spillway (forthcoming), Fire And Rain: Ecopoetry Of California, and more.

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28 JANUARY 2023 — saturday

  • The San Francisco Public Library presents Poetry from the Pandemic, a reading of San Francisco poets highlighting how they discovered their inner resources and resilience during the pandemic, featuring Karen Melander-Magoon, John Curl, Rainbow Weather, and Mahnaz Badihian, Ask the Wind, North Beach Library Community Room, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 2:00-3:00 pm PST (More information here:
  • Point Reyes Books presents novelist Selby Wynn Schwartz, The Bodies of Others: Drag Dances and Their Afterlives, finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, celebrating her new book, After Sappho, longlisted for the Booker Prize, in conversation with bookstore co-owner Molly Parent, Dance Palace Church Space, Point Reyes Station, free, donations welcome, 4:00 pm PST (More information here:

29 JANUARY 2023 — sunday

  • Skylight Books presents poet and performance artist Linda Ravenswood, The Stan Poems, reading and discussing her new book, Cantadora: Letters from California, a collection of forty-four hybrid texts that read as maps, diary entries, dream fragments, and lists, spanning the 500+ years from the Spanish Conquest of Mexico to the present day, Skylight Books,1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 5:00 pm PST (More information here:

30 JANUARY 2023 — monday

31 JANUARY 2023 — tuesday

  • Cobalt Poets presents a reading featuring poet and essayist Darius Atefat-Peckham, How Many Love Poems, with open mic to follow, online via Zoom, free, 7:30 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • City Lights Books presents nonfiction writer Thomas Crow, The Long March of Pop: Art, Music, and Design, 1930-1995, discussing his new book, The Artist in the Counterculture: Bruce Conner to Mike Kelley and Other Tales from the Edge, examining the influence of West Coast artists on California's counterculture of the 1960s to 1980s, in conversation with art historian Carrie Lambert-Beatty, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:

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