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Dorothy Gilbert

Dorothy Gilbert and Naomi Ruth Lowinsky

10 APRIL 2022 — sunday

Poetry Flash presents a reading by poet and translator Dorothy Gilbert, Fox Woman, with poet and Jungian analyst Naomi Ruth Lowinsky, Death and His Lorca, online via Zoom, free, 3:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: please click here; you will receive an email with a link to join the reading)

Please join us for a Poetry Flash virtual launch reading on Sunday, April 10 at 3:00 pm PDT. We are excited to bring you this event via Zoom. To register for this reading, please click on the link in the calendar listing above. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Thank you for continuing to support Poetry Flash and our reading series.

This reading is co-sponsored by Moe's Books in Berkeley. Naomi Ruth Lowinsky's Death and His Lorca is available at Dorothy Gilbert's Fox Woman is available at:

Dorothy Gilbert's new poetry collection is Fox Woman. Robert Alter says, "The world becomes magical and often mysterious in Dorothy Gilbert's poems. Landscapes, cityscapes, ordinary domestic settings, and, above all, the presences of nature show forth in a fresh light. The language of the poems is vigorous and musical, its diction bracingly compact, and abounding in little revelatory surprises. This is a book that readers who care about poetry should cherish." Dorothy Gilbert's poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, The Iowa Review, and other print and online publications from Poetry Flash to Persimmon Tree. Her translations are included in The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women, and she has published two translations from twelfth-century Old French: Erec and Enide, the first known Arthurian romance, and Marie de France: Poetry. She received the Northern California Book Award for Poetry in Translation and an award from the Columbia University Translation Center. She has also published criticism, journalism, and science fiction.

Naomi Ruth Lowinsky's fifth poetry book is Death and His Lorca. Susan Terris says, "Naomi Ruth Lowinsky's [new book] is a powerful volume of poems about love, about loss but also about how lost ones still stream indelibly through a life. Again and again, Lorca's passion and Lowinsky's intertwine, adding a memorable musical lyric to the whole book." Death and His Lorca includes Lowinsky's strongest work from the last two decades, it is "at once archetypal, personal, political and influenced by the great Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca, whose understanding of duende—involving the presence of death—became the magnet for the poems in this collection. The dead show up as late kin, late friends, ancestors, tricksters, spirit guides and oracles." Her poetry books include Dreaming Night Terrors, The Faust Woman Poems, and Adagio & Lamentation; her memoir is The Sister from Below: When the Muse Gets Her Way. She is the author of numerous prose essays, many published in Psychological Perspectives and The Jung Journal. She is also co-editor of Marked by Fire: Stories of the Jungian Way. A member of the San Francisco Institute, for years she led Deep River, a writing circle there. She is a Jungian analyst in private practice.

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  • Lunch Poems, UC Berkeley's noontime reading series, presents poet Jesse Nathan, Eggtooth, Morrison Library inside Doe Library, 101 Library Ct., University of California campus, Berkeley, free, 12:10-12:50 pm PST (More information here:

8 DECEMBER 2023 — friday

9 DECEMBER 2023 — saturday

  • Sacramento Poetry Alliance presents a poetry reading by Molly Fisk, The More Difficult Beauty, and Tricia Caspers, Some Flawed Magic, Sacramento Poetry Alliance, 1169 Perkins Way, Sacramento, free, 4:00 pm PDT (More information here:
  • The Poetry Center presents poet Divya Victor, CURB, winner of the PEN America Open Book Award and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, reading from her work and joining in conversation with poet Tonya M. Foster, A Swarm of Bees in High Court, part of Undisciplining the Fields, a conversation and reading series that emphasizes artists and writers from a range of fields and cross-disciplinary practices, free, East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison Street, Berkeley, 2:00-4:00 pm PST (More information here:

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  • City Lights Books presents a reading with four Black Lawrence Press authors, poet Lisa Dordal, Writer-in-Residence at Vanderbilt University and author of Mosaic of the Dark, finalist for the 2019 Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry, short story writers Nancy Welch, The Road from Prosperity, and JoeAnn Hart, Highwire Act & Other Tales of Survival, and novelist Sara Johnson Allen, Down Here We Come Up, winner of the Big Moose Prize from Black Lawrence Press, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:

12 DECEMBER 2023 — tuesday

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  • City Lights Books celebrates the 90th birthday of the late Jack Hirschman (1933-2021), poet, translator, editor, and activist, former Poet Laureate of San Francisco, and prolific author of poetry and essays including All That's Left and Lyripol, with tributes by Agneta Falk, joined by Scott Bird, Dimitri Charalambou, Neeli Cherkovski, Mauro Ffortissimo, Celia Hirschman, Matt Gonzales, devorah major, Sarah Menefee, Alejandro Murguia, and Byron Spooner, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:

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