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Austin Smith

Susan Millar DuMars and Austin Smith

4 APRIL 2019 — thursday

Poetry Flash presents a rare U.S. poetry reading by Irish-American poet Susan Millar DuMars, Naked: New and Selected, and Austin Smith, Flyover Country, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, wheelchair accessible, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)


MORE ABOUT THE READERS
Irish-American poet Susan Millar DuMars is visiting from Ireland for this reading. Her new book of poems is Naked: New and Selected. Poetry Ireland Review says, "Her poetry, influenced by the directness of the American tradition, comes as a breath of fresh air…." She's published four previous collections, which have been nominated for her country's most prestigious awards and featured on Irish radio. She's also the author of the book of short stories Lights in the Distance. Born in Philadelphia, she lives in Galway, Ireland where she lives with her husband, blogs, and directs "Over the Edge," an acclaimed reading series. She also teaches creative writing classes at the Galway Arts Centre and for the Brothers of Charity's Away With Words project. In 2009, the couple was the subject of a documentary by Des Kilbane called Rhyming Couplet, which was screened at the Galway Film Fleadh.

Austin Smith's new book of poems is Flyover Country. Jane Hirshfield says, "Austin Smith's Flyover Country is a book of vital and generative reckoning, one that finds both the intimate knowledge held in large landscapes and the larger knowledges found within intimate places and acts." Author of the previous collection Almanac, he grew up on a family dairy farm in northwestern Illinois, lives now in Pescadero, California, and teaches at Stanford University.




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Northern California

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20 APRIL 2019 — saturday

21 APRIL 2019 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • The Poetry Center at San Francisco State University and New York Review Books in conjunction with City Lights present an evening with novelist and spoken word performer Darius James, Negrophobia: An Urban Parable, celebrating the re-release of his seminal novel, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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22 APRIL 2019 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a reading by Judy Wells, open mic, hosted by Gary Turchin, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
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23 APRIL 2019 — tuesday

24 APRIL 2019 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry reading by Ed Bok Lee, Mitochondrial Night: Poems, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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25 APRIL 2019 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Co-author Neda Atanasoski in conversation with co-author Kalindi Vora, discussing the subject of their new book, Surrogate Humanity: Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Nicholas Friedman, Petty Theft, winner of the New Criterion Poetry Prize, and Laura Glenn, When the Ice Melts, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, wheelchair accessible, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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26 APRIL 2019 — friday

    CENTRAL:
  • 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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27 APRIL 2019 — saturday

28 APRIL 2019 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by acclaimed poet and memorist Grace Schulman, Without a Claim, and Rosa Lane, Chouteau's Chalk, winner of the Georgia Poetry Prize, East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, wheelchair accessible, 3:00 (510/653-9965, ebbooksellers.com)
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29 APRIL 2019 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a Maverick Night reading on "Other People's Poems," bring two of your poems without your identity on the pages to play "guess who wrote it," open mic, hosted by Gary Turchin, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
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  • Poet Grace Schulman reads from her new memoir, Strange Paradise: Portrait of a Marriage, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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30 APRIL 2019 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Heather Dundas in conversation with David Wade, celebrating the release of Simeon Wade's Foucault in California: A True Story—Wherein the Great French Philosopher Drops Acid in the Valley of Death, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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