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5 MARCH 2017 — sunday
Poetry Flash presents a reading for Susan Herron Sibbet's posthumously published poetry collection, Great Blue, with Terry Ehret, Steve Gilmartin, and the book's editors, Nina Lindsay, Carolyn Miller, and LeeAnn Pickrell, request ASL interpreters one week in advance from email@example.com, wheelchair accessible, Diesel, A Bookstore, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, 3:00 (510/653-9965, dieselbookstore.com)
MORE ABOUT THE READERS Great Blue by Susan Herron Sibbet is a posthumous collection of poems, from Sixteen Rivers Press, across the three decades from her first published poems to her death in 2013. A founding member of Sixteen Rivers Press and a devoted participant in California Poets in the Schools as a teacher as well as turns as acting director and president of the board, she published one previous book of poems, No Easy Light, and several chapbooks. Her fictional memoir by Theodora Bosanquet, amanuensis to Henry James, The Constant Listener, was published in 2016. Susan Wooldridge says of No Easy Light, "What a gorgeous book of poems! Wide spaces and sprinkles of stars surround the most intimate details of life in kitchens and gardens…No Easy Light is a playful, brilliant song to life, with one woman's love the glowing circle around it all." The readers will be:
Terry Ehret is one of the founders of Sixteen Rivers Press. She has published four collections of poetry, most recently Night Sky Journey. Her awards include the National Poetry Series, California Book Award, Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize, a nomination for the Northern California Book Award, and five Pushcart Prize nominations. From 2004-2006, she served as the poet laureate of Sonoma County.
Steve Gilmartin is the author of a chapbook of mistranslations of Emily Dickinson from the German, Comes Up to Face the Skies. His fiction and poetry have appeared in many print and online journals, including and/or, Big Bridge, Café Irreal, Concis, Drunken Boat, Eleven Eleven, Mad Hatters' Review, Otoliths, Rivet, and Unlikely Stories.
Nina Lindsay has published two books of poems with Sixteen Rivers Press, Today's Special Dish and her new collection Because. She's been awarded the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize. She is one of the three editors of Great Blue.
Carolyn Miller's new book of poems is Route 66 and Its Sorrows. She's published two previous collections with Sixteen Rivers Press, After Cocteau and Light, Moving. Her poems have been featured on Poetry Daily and The Writer's Almanac and anthologized in Garrison Keillor's Good Poems, American Places and elsewhere. She is one of the three editors of Great Blue.
LeeAnn Pickrell works as a freelance editor and writes poetry and prose. She is also the managing editor of Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche. Her work recently appeared in Eclectica Magazine's anthology of best poetry. Currently, she is working on a long essay about her experience in the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. She is one of the three editors of Great Blue.