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Margaret Randall

Margaret Randall

12 JULY 2022 — tuesday

City Lights Books presents feminist poet, translator, and activist Margaret Randall, author and editor of nearly 200 books and recipient of the 2019 Hayde'e Santamari'a Medal and the 2019 Poet of Two Hemispheres Prize, reading from and discussing her new book, Stormclouds Like Unkept Promises, an insightful collection of poetry that blends the political and the personal, featuring photographs by artist Barbara Byers, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: citylights.com/events)




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22 MARCH 2023 — wednesday

23 MARCH 2023 — thursday

  • City Lights Books presents poet Charif Shanahan, Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing, Lambda Literary Award finalist, celebrating the publication of his new collection, Trace Evidence, in conversation with poet Solmaz Sharif, Look, finalist for the National Book Award, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, and online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: citylights.com/events)

24 MARCH 2023 — friday

  • Beyond Baroque presents a reading and conversation with poets Mark Irwin, Joyful Orphan, Shimmer, and Elena Karina Byrne, If This Makes You Nervous, No Don't, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, Los Angeles, 8:00-11:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend: www.beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html)

25 MARCH 2023 — saturday

  • The Ina Coolbrith Circle will hold a memorial service for its long-time president, poet Richard Angilly, who passed away December 17, 2022; the memorial will take the place of the monthly membership meeting, Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington, 1:00-5:00 pm PDT
  • Beyond Baroque presents poet Carol V. Davis, Into the Arms of Pushkin: Poems of St. Petersburg, winner of the 2007 T.S. Eliot Prize, celebrating the launch of her fourth collection, Below Zero, an exploration of Siberia and borders, faith and doubt, home and belonging, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, Los Angeles, free, 7:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html)
  • Medicine for Nightmares presents poet Ernest Garai, reading from his new collection, Reverberating Voices, joined by San Francisco Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin, Heaven Is All Goodbyes, California Book Award-winner; activist and poet Bernice Espinoza; and poet N'game Gray, Medicine for Nightmares Bookstore & Gallery, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, and online via Zoom, free, 6:00-8:00 pm PDT (More information here: medicinefornightmares.com/events)

26 MARCH 2023 — sunday

  • Beyond Baroque celebrates the life of Doug Knotts (1943-2022), poet, performer, and former president of Beyond Baroque's Board of Trustees, author of several books including the poetry collection Small Dogs Bark Cartoons, with readings, performances, and remembrances by Quentin Ring, Janet Sager Knott, The Mighty Echoes, Peter Lownds, John Fleck, Phoebe MacAdams Ozuna, Laurel Ann Bogen, John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Richard Modiano, Jerry the Priest, Jerome Dunn, Nelson Gary, Alexa Hunter, Marsha de la Oh, Phil, Joe Culp, Andy Schwartz, Neal Taylor, Mike M Mollett, Michael Lane Bruner, and S.A. Griffin, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, Los Angeles, free, 1:00-4:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html)
  • Medicine for Nightmares presents a chapbook jam, with featured Nomadic Press poets Rachelle Escamilla, Space Junk from the Heavenly Palace; Yeva Johnsonis, Analog Poet Blues; Antmenantmen Pimentel Mendoza, My Boyfriend Apocalypse; Kimberly Acevedo, Ryan Nakano, I Am Minor; Edward Gunawan, The Way Back; and Lourdes Figueroa, Ruidos = To Learn Speak, Medicine for Nightmares Bookstore & Gallery, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, free, 3:00-5:00 pm PDT (More information here: medicinefornightmares.com/events)
  • The Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga presents a reading with featured poets Toti O'Brien, Alter Alter, Pages of a Broken Diary, and Linda Dove, Fearn, with two open mic sessions, Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Avenue, Tujunga, Los Angeles, suggested donation $5, 4:30 pm PDT (More information here: villagepoets.blogspot.com)

27 MARCH 2023 — monday

28 MARCH 2023 — tuesday

  • Cobalt Poets presents a poetry reading featuring Derek Brown, with open mic to follow, online via Zoom, free, 7:30 pm PST (Register to attend: www.poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt/calendar.html)
  • City Lights Books presents novelist Belén Gopegui, La escala de los mapas [The Scale of Maps], discussing her new book, Stay This Day and Night with Me, in conversation with Mark Schafer, translator of the book, online via Zoom, free, Noon PDT (Register to attend: citylights.com/events)
  • Medicine for Nightmares presents translator and poet Dong Li, reading and discussing his debut collection, The Orange Tree, in conversation with poet Forrest Gander, Be With, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, Medicine for Nightmares Bookstore & Gallery, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, and online via Zoom, free, 7:00-8:30 pm PDT (More information here: medicinefornightmares.com/events)

29 MARCH 2023 — wednesday

30 MARCH 2023 — thursday

  • A night of poetry in collaboration with the show Hechizos, with featured artist and poet Leticia Hernández-Linares, Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl, joining Leticia to read are poets Flavia Mora, Anna Rodas, Entre cenizas y palmas, Dr. Ayodele Nzinga, first Poet Laureate of Oakland, and Yaccaira Salvatierra, Medicine for Nightmares Bookstore & Gallery, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, free, 7:00-8:30 pm PDT (More information here: medicinefornightmares.com/events)
  • City Lights Books presents novelist and critic Yxta Maya Murray, Art Is Everything, celebrating her new book, God Went Like That, about the environmental damage caused by the Simi Valley nuclear power accidents, in conversation with writer and performer Jocelyn Saidenberg, Kith & Kin, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: citylights.com/events)

31 MARCH 2023 — friday

  • Green Apple Books presents poet Monica Youn, Ignatz, finalist for the National Book Award, reading from and discussing her new book, From From, in conversation with poet Solmaz Sharif, Look, finalist for the National Book Award, Green Apple Books, 1231 9th Aveue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 pm PDT (More information here: www.greenapplebooks.com/event/9th-ave-monica-youn-solmaz-sharif)

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