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Gary Young

Christopher Buckley and Gary Young

21 FEBRUARY 2019 — thursday

Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Christopher Buckley, Chaos Theory, and Gary Young, That’s What I Thought, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)


MORE ABOUT THE READERS
Christopher Buckley’s new book of poems is Chaos Theory. Gerald Stern says, “There is a deep nostalgia here, but also wisdom and common sense, and beautiful writing. I welcome him at his maturest, poet of stardust.” Author of some twenty books of poems, including Star Journal: Selected Poems, Back Room at the Philosopher’s Club, Varieties of Religious Experience, and Rolling the Bones; his honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, four Pushcart Prizes, two awards from the Poetry Society of America, and two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has also edited numerous anthologies, several of them with Gary Young, including The Geography of Home: California’s Poetry of Place and Bear Flag Republic: Prose Poems and Poetics from California.

Gary Young is the author of eight books of poems. His new collection of prose poems is That’s What I Thought, winner of the 2017 Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award. Mark Jarman says, “The warmth and honesty of Young’s poems are as durable as their precision and insight.” Also a printer and a book artist, his print work has been widely shown, including at the Museum of Modern Art and The Getty Center for the Arts. In 2010, he was named the first ever Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County. Some of his honors include a 2009 Shelley Memorial Award, a Pushcart Prize, a William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, and two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.




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22 MARCH 2019 — friday

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  • The Nomadic Press Open Mic presents six open-mic slots filled on a first-come, first-serve basis with to-be-announced music and features curated and emceed by Rene Vaz, fourth Friday of every month, Nomadic Press: Uptown, 2301 Telegraph Avenue, $10 sliding scale, sign up list opens 7:00 sharp, 7:00-9:00 (www.nomadicpress.org)
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23 MARCH 2019 — saturday

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  • Filmmaker and photographer Christopher Felver screens his celebrated documentary, Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder (88 minutes), preceded by an interview with the director, Felver, and Peter Maravelis from City Lights Books; this definitive documentary film crafts an incisive, sharply wrought portrait of Ferlinghetti that reveals his true role as catalyst to so many literary careers and the Beat movement itself, Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street, San Francisco, $12, 1:30-3:30 (ticketing.us.veezi.com/purchase/6218?siteToken=4m48btf3yavn7xjk5yxk6nc40c)
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24 MARCH 2019 — sunday

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  • A Gala Open House 100th Birthday Party for Lawrence Ferlinghetti headquartered at City Lights with concurrent programming throughout the afternoon at three other North Beach venues: Canessa Gallery, 708 Montgomery Street, 1:00-5:00; Café Zoetrope, 916 Kearny Street, 2:00-3:00; Vesuvio's, 255 Columbus Avenue, 3:00-4:00; readings and festivities, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 1:00-5:00 (www.citylights.com)
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  • As part of the "Ferlinghetti in Photographs," exhibition, Lawrence: A Lifetime in Poetry, a documentary film by Giada and Elisa Polimeni, wil be screened, check websites for times to be announced, Canessa Gallery, 708 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, exhibit runs through March 28 (www.canessa.org, www.citylights.com)
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25 MARCH 2019 — monday

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  • Poetry Express presents a reading by Mary Mackey, open mic, hosted by Gary Turchin, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
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  • Adobe Books hosts a monthly writing workshop in their community space, Adobe Books, 3130 24th Street, San Francisco, to participate please email imagdaleno@gmail.com, 6:30-9:30 (www.adobebooks.com)
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26 MARCH 2019 — tuesday

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  • KPFA presents acclaimed poet Carolyn Forché reading from and discussing What You Have Heard is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance, Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley, a benefit for KPFA FM, $12 advance tickets online, or at Pegasus Books, Moe's Books, Mrs. Dalloways, and Books Inc. in Berkeley; Walden Pond Bookstore and East Bay Booksellers in Oakland, $15 at door, 7:30 (brownpapertickets.com)
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  • Book release party and celebration for The People v. Ferlinghetti: The Fight to Publish Allen Ginsberg's HOWL, with Ronald Collins and David Skover, City Lights Books, 261 Colombus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.citylights.com)
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27 MARCH 2019 — wednesday

28 MARCH 2019 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Photographer Ruby Ray celebrates the release of her new book, Ruby Ray: Kalifornia Kool/Photographs 1976-1982, a collection of photographs from the music, art, and literature of the industrial and punk scenes of San Francisco in the late 1970s and early 1980s, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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29 MARCH 2019 — friday

30 MARCH 2019 — saturday

31 MARCH 2019 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • Walker Talks, the last Sunday of each month, Walker Brent III delivers his wide-ranging investigations into topics literary, mythological, and otherwise, Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery Street, San Francisco, free, 2:30-4:00 (415/586-3733, www.birdbeckett.com)
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