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Jacques J. Rancourt

Noah Blaustein, Kathryn Nuernberger, Jacques J. Rancourt

20 JULY 2017 — thursday

Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Noah Blaustein, Flirt, Kathryn Nuernberger, The End of Pink, and Jacques J. Rancourt, Novena, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)


MORE ABOUT THE READERS
Noah Blaustein's book of poems is Flirt. Christopher Merrill says, "Like all great lovers, he promises the world—and then delivers, in poems that…address the central issues of the heart: how we flirt before we think—and how we then discern order in the new dispensation in which we find ourselves." Widely published in literary journals, he is the editor of the anthology Motion: American Sports Poems, which was an editor's pick of National Public Radio and a Librarian's pick of the New York Public Library.
Kathryn Nuernberger's latest book of poems is The End of Pink. Aimee Nezhukumatahil says, "The remarkable designs of a landscape created by Kathryn Nuernberger give us such a stamp of hoof, wonder, and wit…This is an unforgettable collection of sly-sexy poems of desire, grief, and motherhood." Her first collection, Rag & Bone, won the 2010 Elixir Press Antivenom Prize. She is the director of Pleiades Press and has received fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society and the Bakken Museum of Electricity in Life to research aspects of the history of science and medicine.
Jacques J. Rancourt's debut book of poems is Novena, winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize from Pleiades Press. D. A. Powell says, "Jacques Rancourt is a votary of desire and a faithful disciple to memory…This is a holy book, a pilgrim's progress of erotic, mystical and terrifying beauty." A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, his poems have been widely published in literary journals, including Kenyon Review and Best New Poets 2014.




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Northern California

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25 AUGUST 2019 — sunday

26 AUGUST 2019 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents poet, novelist, and memorist Jerry Ratch, hosted by Gary Turchin, open mic before and after featured reading, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, back room, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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  • Open Mic with Alexander McAlister, sign up through Facebook or just show up, The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster Street, Oakland, free, 6:30 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/870788299728965, oaklandoctopus.org)
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    EAST:
  • Writers On the Air (WOA), a Sacramento spoken word and word artists community that supports and encourages all writers, presents an open mic, five to seven-minutes, after each reading there will be a short positive critique on request, hosted by Todd Boyd, Creekside Cafè, 1750 Oaks Drive #170, Sacramento, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (www.meetup.com/Writers-On-the-Air)
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27 AUGUST 2019 — tuesday

    NORTH:
  • Marin Poetry Center Traveling Show presents Susan Gunter, Catharine Clark-Sayles, Marvin R. Hiemstra, Jeanne Rana, and Sandra Anfang in a poetry reading, hosted by Julia Vose, Rebound Books, 1611 4th Street, San Rafael, free, 7:00 (415/482-0550, www.marinpoetrycenter.org)
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28 AUGUST 2019 — wednesday

29 AUGUST 2019 — thursday

    NORTH:
  • Marin Poetry Center Traveling Show presents Kathleen McClung, Diane Kirsten Martin, Sandy Cross, David Glick, and Shelley Chesley in a poetry reading, hosted by Amanda Moore, Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, free, 7:00 (415/389-4292, www.marinpoetrycenter.org)
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    SOUTH:
  • Live Lit: Poetry and Story Open Mic series, every Thursday, hosted by Santa Clara Country Poet Laureate Mighty Mike McGee, open to the public, bring stories, poetry, rants, raves, and missives, Caffe Frascati, 315 South First Street, San Jose, free, sign up at 7:00, open mic 7:30 (www.pcsj.org)
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30 AUGUST 2019 — friday

31 AUGUST 2019 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • Saturday Night Special presents featured poets, hosted by Holly Hardy, three-minute maximum open mic on the theme of exploring boundaries between public and private, all creative work welcomed, must be twenty-one, Nick's Lounge, 3218 Adeline Street, Berkeley, free but one drink minimum, 7:00-9:30 (510/652-6425, nickslounge.com)
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