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Anita Barrows

Anita Barrows and Lenore Weiss

2 APRIL 2015 — thursday

Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Anita Barrows and Lenore Weiss, request ASL interpreters one week in advance from, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087,

Anita Barrow's new book of poems is Exile. Joanna Macy says of it, "While they appear first as haunting fragments of an uprooted life, there is wholeness to these poems as they compose…In the tides of the displaced and dispossessed—be they called refugees, migrants, asylum seekers—their inner experience is honored here with tact and restraint, unencumbered with political reportage or sentimentality." Her previous books of poems were publications in competitions by the Quarterly Review of Literature and Riverstone Press. She has co-translated several books of Rilke's poetry with Joanna Macy, of which Book of Hours was nominated for a PEN Translation Prize.
Lenore Weiss's new book of poems is Two Places. Sharon Doubiago says, "Lenore Weiss's psychic linguistic engagement borders on the surreal, on the transcendent, the mystical, the magical, and on the mundane and familiar." Her previous collections include Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island and the chapbook Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail. She was a finalist in the California Voices contest from Poets & Writers and a finalist for the Pablo Neruda Prize from Nimrod. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2012.

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  • Poetry Express presents a reading by Missy Church, open mic, hosted by Gary Turchin, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (
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25 SEPTEMBER 2018 — tuesday

26 SEPTEMBER 2018 — wednesday

  • The Holloway Series and the English Department present a poetry reading by Sara Nicholson, the 2018-19 UC Berkeley Holloway Lecturer in the Practice of Poetry, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall, University of California, Berkeley, free and open to the public, 6:30 (
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27 SEPTEMBER 2018 — thursday

  • Poet, writer, and cultural theorist Judy Grahn, A Simple Revolution: the Making of an Activist Poet, The Common Woman Poems, and other titles, reads from her work, reception follows, Wiegand Gallery, Notre Dame de Namur University, 1500 Ralston Avenue, Belmont, 7:30 (English Department, Jackie Berger:
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28 SEPTEMBER 2018 — friday

29 SEPTEMBER 2018 — saturday

30 SEPTEMBER 2018 — sunday

  • Poetry Flash presents a book launch reading by Mary Mackey, The Jaguars That Prowl Our Dreams: New and Selected Poems 1974-2018, with Maurya Simon, The Wilderness: New & Selected Poems 1980-2016, wheelchair accessible, East Bay Booksellers (formerly Diesel), 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, 3:00 (510/653-9965,
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