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Andrea Cohen

Andrea Cohen and Katie Peterson

22 FEBRUARY 2024 — thursday

Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Andrea Cohen, The Sorrow Apartments, and Katie Peterson, Fog and Smoke: Poems, Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, two blocks north of Ashby BART, refreshments, free, 7:00 pm PST (poetryflash.org).


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MORE ABOUT THE READERS
Katie Peterson's new book of poetry is Fog and Smoke. Booklist wrote in a starred review, "Each line shines in the sun like stained glass. Fog and Smoke is a triumph of observation and intimacy that invigorates the reader to act for the natural world." Poems from the collection have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, New Republic, The New York Review of Books, and Yale Review, among other publications. Katie Peterson's previous book, winner of the Omnidawn Open Book Prize, is Life in a Field, with photographer Young Suh, "a comedy about climate change, in which a girl and a donkey become friends, then decide to marry time." Other previous collections include This One Tree; Permission; The Accounts, winner of the Rilke Prize; and A Piece of Good News, finalist for the Northern California Book Award. Her work has appeared in Journal of Alta California, Literary Imagination, and Poetry Northwest. She teaches at the University of California, Davis.
Andrea Cohen's new book of poetry is The Sorrow Apartments. Christian Wiman says of her poems, "One is caught off guard by their cumulative force. This is work of great and sustained attention, true intelligence, and soul." She is the author of eight collections of poetry; her previous books include Everything and Nightshade. Publishers Weekly said of Everything, "…A master stylist, Cohen uses em dashes and commas with an exactness that allows each poem to become elliptical and self-contained. These poems take no 'thing' for granted, not even the concept of eternity, as Cohen declares in 'Openings': 'I didn't want// forever forever.' It is the wit that astounds here, and an intelligence that sees the world anew." Andrea Cohen's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The Threepenny Review, The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, and elsewhere. Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship and several residencies at MacDowell. She directs the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts and teaches poetry at Boston University.




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16 JUNE 2024 — sunday

17 JUNE 2024 — monday

18 JUNE 2024 — tuesday

19 JUNE 2024 — wednesday

20 JUNE 2024 — thursday

  • Book Passage's course on "Crafting Compelling Characters & Dialogue," with Anoop Judge, The Rummy Club, takes place on two Thursdays, June 20 and 27, and will teach students how to craft compelling characters and dialogue for any genre (fiction, essays, nonfiction, or memoir), online, $125, 5:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.bookpassage.com/event/crafting-compelling-characters-dialogue-anoop-judge)
  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by poet and translator Carolyn Tipton, The Poet of Poet Laval, and Sandra Yannone, The Glass Studio, Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, two blocks north of Ashby BART, refreshments, free, 7:00 pm PDT (poetryflash.org).

21 JUNE 2024 — friday

  • Community of Writers hosts its annual Benefit Poetry Reading featuring poets Blas Falconer, Forgive the Body this Failure, Brenda Hillman, In a Few Minutes Before Later, Major Jackson, Razzle Dazzle, Patricia Spears Jones, The Beloved Community, Brynn Saito, Under a Future Sky, and Matthew Zapruder, Why Poetry; All proceeds benefit the 2025 Poetry Program scholarship fund; Palisades Tahoe Ski Area, 1990 Olympic Valley Road, Olympic Valley, free or $25 donation, 7:30 pm PDT (For more information, visit: communityofwriters.org/events/event/online-and-in-person-join-us-for-a-benefit-poetry-reading)
  • As part of the San Francisco Flor Y Canto International Literary Festival, Poetry in the Window presents Better Ancestors hosting a poetry reading featuring poets Christine No, Whatever Love Means, Connie Zheng, Kevin Dublin, How to Fall in Love in San Diego, and Michael Warr, The Armageddon of Funk, Medicine for Nightmares, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, free, 6:30 pm PDT (For more information, visit: medicinefornightmares.com/events/poetry-in-the-window-curated-by-better-ancestors)

22 JUNE 2024 — saturday

23 JUNE 2024 — sunday

  • Sierra Nevada Field Campus at San Francisco State University presents "Gathering Stones: Writing Poetry by the River," a generative workshop led by Emilie Lygren, What We Were Born For, attendees will read the work of other poets as well as take inspiration from the outdoors and natural surroundings to inform their own writing, each day will include two writing sessions, plus time for hiking, swimming, and relaxing, all levels of experience are welcome, $500, runs six-days, June 23-28, near Sierra City in the Sierra Nevada (More information here: sierra.sfsu.edu/gathering-stones-writing-poetry-river#:~:text=Course%20Description,put%20words%20on%20the%20page)

24 JUNE 2024 — monday

25 JUNE 2024 — tuesday

  • City Arts and Lectures welcomes novelists Gabrielle Zevin, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Rebecca Handler, Edie Richter Is Not Alone, Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, $36, 7:30 pm PDT (For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.cityarts.net/event/gabrielle-zevin)

26 JUNE 2024 — wednesday

27 JUNE 2024 — thursday

  • Writers Read Ukiah presents a reading featuring Steve Hellman, followed by an open mic, six-minutes per reader, emceed by Michael Riedell, Grace Hudson Museum, 431 South Main Street, Ukiah, $5 suggested donation, 7:00 pm PDT (Email: innisfreeriedell@gmail.com for more information)

28 JUNE 2024 — friday

29 JUNE 2024 — saturday

  • City Arts and Lectures welcomes memoirist, essayist, and critic Claire Dederer, Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses in conversation with filmmaker Brit Marling, A Murder at the End of the World, discussing Dederer's new book, Monsters: A Fan's Dilemma, an interrogation of art in the age of #MeToo and an elaboration of her essay, "What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?" Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, $39, 7:30 pm PDT (For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.cityarts.net/event/claire-dederer)

30 JUNE 2024 — sunday


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