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Poetry Flash Readings: Kathleen Fraser & Laura Walker | East Bay

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Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Diesel, A Bookstore | 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, 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.

Sunday, November 4, 2012
Kathleen Fraser & Laura Walker | Poetry Flash Readings | East Bay

Kathleen Fraser‘s new book of poems is movable TYYPE. Robert Glück says, “Kathleen Fraser never takes a short cut. In movable TYYPE she asks again, What can a poem be and do?—hanging words in the sky, opening the process collectively, turning the page into an environment, an installation. Intimacy is wedded to abstraction, and form itself is only a holding place in this spinning world.” She has published fourteen poetry collections and seven limited-edition artist books in collaboration with American painters. Fraser has also been a seminal influence in Bay Area poetry, a director of The Poetry Center and founder of The American Poetry Archives at San Francisco State University and co-founder and editor of HOW(ever) , a journal for innovative women poets and scholarship restoring the works of modernist women poets.

Laura Walker‘s new book of poems is Follow-Haswed. Kathleen Fraser says, “Laura Walker’s poems take us directly to the prescient heart of poetry.…Her poems begin at Follow and pull through to Haswed, [from Vol. VI of the Oxford English Dictionary], with precarious tipping forward into found meanings. This is an unforgettable book in the highest tradition of break-through art.” Walker’s previous collections are bird book, rimertown/an atlas, and swarm lure.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: East Bay, Lectures & Workshops, Literature
Address: 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, CA