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Martha Rhodes

Martha Rhodes and Bruce Willard

9 APRIL 2017 — sunday

Poetry Flash presents a reading by Martha Rhodes, The Thin Wall, and Bruce Willard, Violent Blues, request ASL interpreters one week in advance from editor@poetryflash.org, wheelchair accessible, Diesel, A Bookstore, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, 3:00 (510/653-9965, dieselbookstore.com)

MORE ABOUT THE READERS
Martha Rhodes's new book of poems is The Thin Wall. Susan Wheeler says, "The Thin Wall—between care and resentment, protectiveness and rage, betrayal and abandonment—marks the furious, vital poems in Martha Rhodes's fifth collection…Martha Rhodes has long been one of our finest poets, and now she has written her best and most moving book." Her previous collections are At the Gate, Perfect Disappearance, Mother Quiet, and The Beds. She directs the summer Conference on Poetry at the Frost Place and is the director of Four Way Books in New York City.
Bruce Willard's new book of poems is Violent Blues. Juan Felipe Herrera says, "Willard plays the notes in-between—the awakenings, loves and losses, the slippages between two blurred bodies of life, of sending and receiving¬ that is the 'ununderstandable,' perhaps like Thelonius Monk's fractured piano, the one that flames in the center of being, meaning, and enlightenment." His earlier collection is Holding Ground. He spends his time in Maine, Colorado, and California and runs several clothing businesses.




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19 OCTOBER 2017 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by poet-translators Jeanne Foster and Alan Williamson, from their new co-translation of Italian poet Bianca Tarozzi, The Living Theatre, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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    NORTH:
  • Third Thursday Poetry & Jazz Improv Reading Series features Rick McKinney, hosted by blake more, reading begins with live jazz by local musicians and an open mic with jazz improv, 215 Main Pub, 215 Main Street, Point Arena, free, 7:00 (707/884-9189, blake@snakelyone.com, www.facebook.com/215Main)
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20 OCTOBER 2017 — friday

    CENTRAL:
  • A poetry reading by Judy Wells, The Glass Ship, and Dale Jensen, Amateur Mythology, poems, and Why I Moved to San Francisco, an ebook novella, open reading follows, refreshments, Expressions Gallery, 2035 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00 (510/644-4930, www.expressionsgallery.org)
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21 OCTOBER 2017 — saturday

22 OCTOBER 2017 — sunday

23 OCTOBER 2017 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents reading by Melinda Clemmons, open reading follows, need a prompt?: "fish cry," comes from Thoreau, "Who hears the fishes when they cry," hosted by J.D., Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00-9:00 (PoetryExpress@gmail.com, poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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24 OCTOBER 2017 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Tuesdays at North Beach, a weekly poetry series celebrating international poets and showcasing local talent, presents a reading by Karen Melander Magoon and Nina Serrano, curated by Jack Hirschman, North Beach Branch Library, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 6:30 (415/522-8602, www.friendssfpl.org/events/tuesdays-at-north-beach.html)
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25 OCTOBER 2017 — wednesday

26 OCTOBER 2017 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • The SFSU Poetry Center presents a poetry reading and conversation with Helen Dimos, No Realtor Was Compensated for This Sale, and William Rowe, Collected Poems, The Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/338-2227, www.sfsu.edu)
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  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by writer-performer Raphael Cohen Rebel Elegant, and Jonathan Moody, Olympic Butter Gold, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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27 OCTOBER 2017 — friday

28 OCTOBER 2017 — saturday

29 OCTOBER 2017 — sunday

30 OCTOBER 2017 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents Maverick Night, subject to be announced, hosted by Bruce, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00-9:00 (PoetryExpress@gmail.com, poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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31 OCTOBER 2017 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Tuesdays at North Beach, a weekly poetry series celebrating international poets and showcasing local talent, presents a reading by Pauline Craig and Stephen Kopel, curated by Jack Hirschman, North Beach Branch Library, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 6:30 (415/522-8602, www.friendssfpl.org/events/tuesdays-at-north-beach.html)
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