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Iris Jamahl Dunkle

Iris Jamahl Dunkle and Dana Gioia

17 MARCH 2016 — thursday

Poetry Flash presents a reading by Dana Gioia, 99 Poems: New and Selected, and Iris Jamahl Dunkle, There's a Ghost in this Machine of Air, request ASL interpreters one week in advance from editor@poetryflash.org, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)

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Iris Jamahl Dunkle's new book of poems is There's a Ghost in this Machine of Air. Ada Limón says, "Part historical journey through Northern California's loaded past, part deep praise of the land…There's a Ghost in this Machine of Air is a book of solitude, longing, landscape, and myth-making." Her first book of poems, Gold Passage, won the Trio Award; she's also published two chapbooks, Inheritance and The Flying Trolley. On the staff of the Napa Valley Writers conference and co-facilitator of the book discussion group at Jack London State Historic Park, she is at work on a biography of Jack London's wife, Charmian London.
Dana Gioia is California's brand new Poet Laureate. His new book of poems is 99 Poems: New & Selected. The Hudson Review calls him "One of today's masters of the genre, headed, ever more clearly, for whatever kind of immortality, in these prosaic times, awaits the best poets.…" He's published four previous books of poems, including Interrogations at Noon, which won an American Book Award, and Pity the Beautiful. His first book of criticism Can Poetry Matter? was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. From 2003 to 2009 he served as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. He is also the editor of fifteen anthologies of poetry and fiction, a translator and a librettist. He worked for fifteen years as a business executive in New York before he quit in 1992 to write full-time.




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14 NOVEMBER 2018 — wednesday

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  • Vijaya Nagarajan presents Feeding a Thousand Souls: Women, Ritual and Ecology in India: An Exploration of the Kolam, the first comprehensive book in English on the kolam, a ritual rice flour drawing created by Tamil women, to reserve your seat, purchase a copy of the book by speaking to a bookseller or ordering via website, Mrs. Dalloway's Literary & Garden Arts, 2904 College Avenue, Berkeley, reserved seating, 7:30 (510/704-8222, www.mrsdalloways.com)
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15 NOVEMBER 2018 — thursday

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  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Indigo Moor, In the Room of Thirsts & Hungers, and Amber Flora Thomas, Red Channel in the Rupture, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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19 NOVEMBER 2018 — monday

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  • Poetry Express presents a reading by Joyce Young, open mic, hosted by Bruce Bagnell, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
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26 NOVEMBER 2018 — monday

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  • Poetry Express presents a reading by Juan Sequeira, open mic, hosted by Gary Turchin, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
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27 NOVEMBER 2018 — tuesday

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29 NOVEMBER 2018 — thursday

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  • The SFSU Poetry Center presents "In Common Writers Series" with writer, artist, and editor Janice Lee, The Sky Isn't Blue, reading from her work and in conversation with poet, editor, and publisher Brenda Iijima, Remembering Animals, The Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/338-2227, www.sfsu.edu)
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30 NOVEMBER 2018 — friday


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