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Poetry Flash: Francisco X. Alarcón & Melinda Palacio | Berkeley

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Moe’s Books | 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA

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Poetry Flash Readings | East Bay

Poetry Flash curates one of the West Coast’s longest running and best known reading series that is open to diverse poetics and provides a forum for poetry’s best.

Over one hundred poets are introduced each year by host, Poetry Flash Associate Editor Richard Silberg, with Editor Joyce Jenkins. Readings take place at Moe’s Books, Berkeley, and at Diesel, A Bookstore, Oakland.

Thursday, January 24, 2013
Francisco X. Alarcón & Melinda Palacio | Poetry Flash Readings | East Bay

Poetry Flash presents a reading by Francisco X. Alarcón and Melinda Palacio.

  • Francisco X. Alarcón‘s new book of poems is Ce Uno One: Poemas para el Nuevo Sol/Poems for the New Sun. His book poetically announces the New Sun—which the Mayans believe arrives in 2012—and he identifies as the era of the “Flower Sun” when the world’s great concerns will be “the colors/ and the scents/ of flowers/ sprouting/ from nowhere/ everywhere…” His many honors include the 1993 American Book Award, the 1993 PEN-Oakland Josephine Miles Award, the 1984 Chicano Literary Prize, and the Fred Cody Lifetime Achievement Award from the Northern California Book Reviewers.
  • Melinda Palacio‘s first full-length book of poems is How Fire Is A Story, Waiting. Juan Felipe Herrera says of it, “Melinda’s collection has Bop and “swagger,” lingo, song, denuncia, compassion and wild, unexpected turns—all the key ingredients and hard-won practices of a poet (and shaman) in command of her powers.” She has also published a first novel, Ocotillo Dreams, which won the 2012 Mariposa Award for Best First Book and the 2012 PEN-Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: East Bay, Lectures & Workshops, Literature
Address: 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA