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Patricia Caspers and Annie Stenzel
25 FEBRUARY 2016 — thursday
Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Patricia Caspers and Annie Stenzel, request ASL interpreters one week in advance from firstname.lastname@example.org, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
MORE ABOUT THE READERS Patricia Caspers's debut book of poems is In the Belly of the Albatross. Noted Berkeley poet Chana Bloch says, "In these moving poems, many of them dramatic monologues spoken by women, Patricia Caspers conjures up the lives of historical individuals…She also draws on her own experiences as girl, woman, wife and mother…Patricia Caspers' poems flourish and grow by turning themselves undaunted to the light." Currently a reporter for the Auburn Journal, she has an MFA from Mills College, is the founding editor of West Trestle Review and poetry editor for Prick of the Spindle. Among her honors is the Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Award for Poetry.
Annie Stenzel's poetry has most recently appeared in Kestrel, Ambit, Catamaran Literary Reader, and Quiddity; in the online journals Lunch Ticket, West Trestle Review, Turtle Island Quarterly, and Unsplendid; and in the anthology Patient Poets. Her translations of the German poet, Hilde Domin, have been published in Parthenon West and Two Lines. Her work has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is also a letterpress printer, and was a member of a noted collective called Thicket Press, which published a number of hand-chapbooks and broadsides.