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Kendra Tanacea

Jan Beatty and Kendra Tanacea

20 APRIL 2017 — thursday

Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Jan Beatty, Ubermütter's Death Dance, and Kendra Tanacea, A Filament Burns in Blue Degrees, request ASL interpreters one week in advance at editor@poetryflash.org, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)


MORE ABOUT THE READERS
Jan Beatty's new book is Jackknife: New and Selected Poems. David Trinidad says, "At the heart of Jan Beatty's body of work is desire for recognition from the birth father, the artist in prisons and homeless shelters, tales of hardcore sex…One of our most fearless poets, Beatty tends to the monsters inside her. And we are all the better for it." Her previous collections include The Switching/Yard, Red Sugar, Boneshaker, and Mad River, winner of the 1994 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. Her poems were anthologized in Best American Poetry 2013 and many other volumes. The managing editor of MadBooks, a small press publishing a series of books and chapbooks by women, for the past twenty years she has also hosted and produced Prosody, a public radio show on NPR affiliate WESA-FM, featuring the work of national writers. Among her honors are the Creative Achievement Award from the Heinz Foundation, an Artists Grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation, and the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry.
Kendra Tanacea's debut book of poems is A Filament Burns in Blue Degrees. Amy Gerstler says, "The passions and quiet violences that bind us and drive us apart fuel these poems. Tanacea writes with uncluttered immediacy and incandescent candor about domesticity, drugs, family, memory, divorce, sex as spirituality, fertility, horses and more." Her collection was a semifinalist for the Washington Prize and a finalist for the Idaho Prize for Poetry. She is an attorney in San Francisco.




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22 NOVEMBER 2017 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Celebration for poet Latif Harris, Barter Within the Bark of Trees, Bodhisattva's Busted Truth, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street, Glen Park, San Francisco, 7:30-9:30 (415/586-3733, www.birdbeckett.com)
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23 NOVEMBER 2017 — thursday

24 NOVEMBER 2017 — friday

25 NOVEMBER 2017 — saturday

26 NOVEMBER 2017 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • Walker Talks! A literary discussion by Walker Brents III, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street, Glen Park, San Francisco, 2:30-4:00, (415/586-3733, www.birdbeckett.com)
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27 NOVEMBER 2017 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents reading by Elizabeth Alford, open reading follows, hosted by J.D., Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00-9:00 (PoetryExpress@gmail.com, poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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28 NOVEMBER 2017 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Tuesdays at North Beach, a weekly poetry series celebrating international poets and showcasing local talent, presents a reading by Gail Mitchell and Michael Koch, 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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29 NOVEMBER 2017 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • SMC MFA in Creative Writing Open House and Happy Hour, meet the faculty and learn about the application process, De La Salle Hall: Hagerty Lounge, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, St. Mary's College campus, Moraga, 6:00-7:30 (www.stmarys-ca.edu/mfa-in-creative-writing)
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  • SMC MFA in Creative Writing Graduate Student Reading and Potluck featuring students Ryan Jones, Emily Ratto, Amy George, and David Zumwalt, the reading is curated and hosted by a committee of Creative Writing grad students, De La Salle Hall: Hagerty Lounge, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, St. Mary's College campus, Moraga, free and open to the public, 7:45-9:30 (www.stmarys-ca.edu/mfa-in-creative-writing)
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    EAST:
  • Sacramento Poetry Center presents its Annual Fundraising Party at the home of Mimi and Burnett Miller, poetry by Indigo Moor, music by CSUS Vocal Jazz Ensemble, followed by raffle and silent auction, 1224 40th Street, Sacramento, $40 per person and $30 for members, pay at door, 6:00-8:00 (916/240-1897, www.sacramentopoetrycenter.com)
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30 NOVEMBER 2017 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Dan Gerber, Particles: New & Selected Poems, and Joseph Stroud, Of This World: New and Selected Poems, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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