Gillian Conoley will be appearing in two events at AWP:

New American Writing 40th Anniversary Reading with Maxine Chernoff, Bin Ramke, Rusty Morrison, Paul Hoover, and Julie Carr on Saturday, Feb. 5, 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm, Omni Hotel, West Lobby, Ambassador BR
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on a panel “Remembering Jack Myers”  with Mark Cox, Ralph Angel, Tim Seibles, and Richard Jackson on Saturday, Feb. 5, 3 pm to 4:15, Lobby Level, Marriott, Room A,B & C.
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Deconstructed Artichoke Press presents a reading with: Rebekah Bloyd, Sam Boudrot, and Teresa Walsh. Day/Time: Thursday, February 10 7:30 pm Location: San Francisco Center for the Book 300 De Haro Street entrance on 16th Street (between Rhode Island and De Haro Streets) San Francisco, CA 94103 This is a free event. Deconstructed Artichoke Press chapbooks will be available for purchase.
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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 4:00 p.m.

POETRY READING at Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary & Garden Arts

PENELOPE SCAMBLY SCHOTT

 

Please join us for a poetry reading by Penelope Scambly Schott who will read from Crow Mercies (Calyx Press, 2010).

 

Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary & Garden Arts

2904 College Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94705

510-704-8222

www.mrsdalloways.com

 

In her winning collection Crow Mercies (Calyx Book’s first Sarah Lantz Memorial Poetry Book Prize) Penelope Scambly Schottstitches generations together: a woman’s eulogy, elegy, and ode to gestating, dying, and living long enough to see clearly.

 

Crows are loud and insistent. They are smart and relentless. They are not easily tricked. Instead, they play tricks. The mercy they practice is a measured mercy. They are not mean but they are clear-sighted. They see a long distance backwards and forwards. They are dark but shining. Likewise, the poems in Crow Merciessurvey large territories, sometimes with an overview, sometimes close-at-claw. Poet Penelope Scambly Schott draws on myriad experiences to bring herself and the reader into a deeper and far-reaching connection to the world.

 

“There’s a knife sharpener in California who ends his notes Stay sharp and shiny. This is what Penelope Schott does with words, images, stories, memories—sharp! shiny!—she is not afraid to startle or jolt. A reader feels electrified.”  —Naomi Shihab Nye

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 7:30 p.m.
POETRY READING at Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary & Garden Arts
MELISSA STEIN and MATTHEW ZAPRUDER
Please join us for a poetry reading by Melissa Stein, Rough Honey(Copper Canyon Press, October 2010), and Matthew Zapruder,Come on All You Ghosts (Copper Canyon Press, September 2010).
Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary & Garden Arts
2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
510-704-8222
Melissa Stein’s debut Rough Honey is a startling, sensuous collection that examines the deep sources of art. Selected by Mark Doty from over one thousand manuscripts for the APR/Honickman First Book Prize. About the author:  Melissa Stein’s poems have appeared in leading literary journals and anthologies, including Best New Poets 2009New England Review, and the American Poetry Review. She lives in San Francisco.
Matthew Zapruder’s third book, Come on All You Ghosts, mixes humor and invention with love and loss, as when the breath of a lover is compared to “a field of titanium gravestones/growing warmer in the sun.” Zapruder’s poems are direct and surprising, and throughout the book he wrestles with the desire to do well, to make art, and to face the vast events of the day. About the author: Matthew Zapruder is also the author of The Pajamaist (Copper Canyon Press, 2006), which won the William Carlos Williams Award and was honored by Library Journal with a “Best Poetry Book of the Year” listing; andAmerican Linden (Tupelo Press, 2002). He lives in San Francisco and is an editor at Wave Books.


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