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Jeanne Foster

Jeanne Foster and Paul Breslin

16 APRIL 2015 — thursday

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

Poetry Flash is pleased to host the book launch for Jeanne Foster's brand new book of poems, Goodbye, Silver Sister. Richard Tillinghast says, "Jeanne Foster is a poet of great originality, writing in a way that makes a reader feel he is entering deep into what Yeats called "the labyrinth of another's being." …Foster's poems are, in addition, transgressive, hinting at forbidden areas of life in a very Southern, very New Orleansian way—if there is such a word." Her first collection, A Blessing of Safe Travel, won the Quarterly Review of Literature Poetry Award. Her critical work, A Music of Grace, explores the sacred in contemporary poetry; she is co-editor of Appetite: Food as Metaphor, an anthology of poems by women; and she is also collaborating with Alan Williamson on a translation of the poems of Bianca Tarozzi from the Italian.
Paul Breslin's new book of poems is Between My Eye and the Light. Sandra M. Gilbert says, "Paul Breslin's accomplished new collection culminates in a dazzling display of abecedarian verve. Leading up to that triumph are poems witty and contemplative, fierce and forlorn—all captivating!" His previous collection is You Are Here. He is also author of the critical books The Psycho-Political Muse: American Poetry Since the Fifties and Nobody's Nation: Reading Derek Walcott. His co-translation of Aimé Césaire, The Tragedy of King Christophe, appeared in 2013.

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11 DECEMBER 2018 — tuesday

  • Poets Emily Yoon, A Cruelty Special to Our Species, Sam Sax, Bury It, and Monica Sok, Year Zero, read from their latest work, Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Avenue, San Franciso, free, 7:30 (415/742-5833,
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12 DECEMBER 2018 — wednesday

13 DECEMBER 2018 — thursday

  • Sara Mumolo and Caroline O'Connor Thomas read from their new poetry collections, Day Counter and Unusual Light Source, Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Avenue, San Franciso, free, 7:30 (415/742-5833,
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17 DECEMBER 2018 — monday

  • Poetry Express presents a reading by Barbara West, open mic, hosted by Bruce Bagnell, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (
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22 DECEMBER 2018 — saturday

  • Gearbox Poetry presents a reading by Judith Offer, Double Crossing, poems about Oakland, open mic follows, hosted by David Zeltzer, unfortunately this will be the last reading in this reading series, so come and celebrate the wonderful readings that have taken place there this year, Gearbox Gallery, 770 West Grand Avenue, Oakland, free, 2:00-4:00, open mic sign up starts 1:30 (
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27 DECEMBER 2018 — thursday

  • Celebrating an Evening with Al Young, a tribute to the acclaimed poet, writer, educator, and California Poet Laureate emeritus, hosted by Kim McMillon, Jack Foley, and San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck; a collaborative poem is being created especially for this celebration of Al Young, if you wish to add a line or two to this collective effort, please email your contribution to Jack Foley (; the poem begins with the line, "Al is great"; there are also plans to publish a chapbook in honor of Al, to contribute a poem, email Jack Foley, Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, 6:00-7:30 (
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