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Marilyn Chin

Marilyn Chin and Jana Harris

22 FEBRUARY 2015 — sunday

Poetry Flash presents a reading by Marilyn Chin and Jana Harris, request ASL interpreters one week in advance from, wheelchair accessible, Diesel, A Bookstore, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, 3:00 (510/653-9965,

Marilyn Chin's new book of poems is Hard Love Province. Joy Harjo says of it, "In these poem-songs counterparts make a counterpoint of sorrow and glee. It's all happening here in this book. Chin's most inspired and inspiring collection yet." Born in Hong Kong and raised in Portland, Oregon, her poetry invents unforgettable voices and forms of Pacific Rim assimilation and resistance. Marilyn Chin has published three previous full-length collections of poetry—Dwarf Bamboo; The Phoenix Gone, The Terrace Empty; and Rhapsody in Plain Yellow. Among her honors are a PEN/Josephine Miles Award, five Pushcart Prizes, and fellowships for the United States Artists Foundation and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Jana Harris's new book is You Haven't Asked About My Wedding or What I Wore: Poems of Courtship on the American Frontier. Based on thirty years of primary research of nineteenth-century frontier women, the poet Jana Harris uses her compelling poetry to resurrect a forgotten history. Louise Bernikow says, "A marvel of storytelling and a totally unique way of breathing life into stuffy archives, making women's lives hum, with its acute sense of place and language. It's a thrilling, daring work." Jana Harris teaches creative writing at the University of Washington and at the Writer's Workshop in Seattle. She is the editor of Switched-on Gutenberg and the author, most recently, of Horses Never Lie about Love.

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  • Poetry Flash presents a reading and launch celebration for Know Me Here: An Anthology of Poetry by Women, edited by Katherine Hastings, with readings by contributors Susan Cohen, Lucille Lang Day, Miriam Bird Greenberg, Judy Halebsky, Elizabeth C. Herron, Mary Mackey, Connie Post, Julia Vose, Laura Walker, and Kathleen Winter, wheelchair accessible, East Bay Booksellers (formerly Diesel), 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, 3:00 (510/653-9965,
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  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Kathleen Winter to launch her brand new book, I will not kick my friends, winner of the 2017 Elixir Poetry Prize, and Brynn Saito, Power Made Us Swoon, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087,
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