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Cæsura 2015 Call for Submissions is here!


Well-RED

Reading Series
Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 7:00pm
William Greenwood and Stephen Kessler
open mic follows

at Works/San José
365 South Market Street
in downtown San José
doors open 6:30pm
$2 suggested donation, no one turned away
Works is on the Market Street edge of the San Jose Convention Center,
just to the right of the parking garage entrance

Stephen Kessler is a poet, prose writer and translator based in Santa Cruz. His most recent books are Where Was I? (prose poems, Greenhouse Review Press), Need I Say More? (essays, El Leon Literary Arts), and Forbidden Pleasures: New Selected Poems [1924-1949] by Luis Cernuda (translation, Black Widow Press). His previous translations of Cernuda, Desolation of the Chimera (late poems, White Pine Press) and Written in Water (prose poems, City Lights Books), received the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets and a Lambda Literary Award, respectively. www.stephenkessler.com

William Greenwood grew up in California where he worked with farm workers from the 1960s during early unionization through the 1980s. Subsequently, he worked on agricultural and small business projects in Latin America, the Middle East, and Central Asia. Returning to his home state in 2010, he now lives in Sonoma County. He authored Into the Center of America, a 1976 poetry chapbook published by Green Horse Press, which he cofounded. He is also the translator of a selection from Guatemalan poet Arqueles Morales' La Paz Aun No Ganada, chosen for the 1971 Coleccion la Honda by Cuba's Casa de las Americas.

 

Poetry Readings @ Willow Glen Library
Third Thursday of Every Month
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:00pm
Feature: Nancy Fowler

Willow Glen Library
1157 Minnesota Avenue, San José, CA, 95125
(408) 808-3045 or (408) 266-1361
Free and open to the public

NANCY FOWLER came late to poetry, after a career which included writing detailed, logical reports on various aspects of public policy in local government in San Jose. Workshops with former Poet Laureate of Santa Clara County, Sally Ashton, created an awareness that metaphor, abbreviation, and non-linear writing, tossed in with surprising use of language presented a mental challenge to fend off advancing years. When asked about her poetic approach, Nancy quotes Shiva Naipul: The longer I live, the more convinced I become that one of the greatest honors we can confer on other people is to see them as they are, to recognize not only that they exist, but that they exist in specific ways and have specific realities.

Nancy was born in Cambridge, MA, educated in the Midwest and in California, the latter where she spent the majority of her years, and has lived for the last nine years in Port Townsend, WA. She was an early, and is a continuing member of Poetry Center San Jose. Both travel and hospice work have informed a number of her poems, which have been included in various small literary journals, including most recently publications in Rainshadow Poetry 2015 Anthology and Tidepools 2015. Her chapbook Offerings was published in 2014.

 

Well-RED
Reading Series
Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 7:00pm
David Sullivan
open mic follows

at Works/San José
365 South Market Street
in downtown San José
doors open 6:30pm
$2 suggested donation, no one turned away
Works is on the Market Street edge of the San Jose Convention Center,
just to the right of the parking garage entrance

bio to come.

 

Poets @ Play
is taking a break for May, watch for its return

Edwin Markham House in History Park
1650 Senter Road, San José, CA 95112
Admission FREE
Free parking in the Staff/Volunteer lot on Phelan Avenue.
Please enter History Park from the Phelan Avenue side.

Questions? Call 408-368-0353
RSVP recommended but not required: poetsatplay@pcsj.org

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