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Poetry Flash Readings: Lucille Lang Day & Kathleen Hastings | Oakland

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Sunday, October 21, 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, October 21, 2012
Lucille Lang Day & Kathleen Hastings | Poetry Flash Readings | East Bay

Poetry Flash presents a reading and book launch by Lucille Lang Day, Married at Fourteen, a memoir, and Kathleen Hastings, Cloud Fire, poems.

Lucille Lang Day will be reading from her memoir Married at Fourteen: A True Story. Herbert Gold says of it, “Lucy Day’s story of her life as a teenage mother and beyond is one of the great American contemporary memoirs.” She is the winner of the Willow Review Award in Creative Nonfiction and a Notable Essay citation in Best American Essays.

Katherine Hastings‘s first full-length book of poems is Cloud Fire. Gillian Conoley says, “How refreshing to come across a book like Katherine Hastings’ marvelous Cloud Fire, rich and verdant in formal experiment and range. Mixing lyrics, narratives, curses, blessings, spells, and unabashed love poems, the work is hard-won and honest, generous and rigorous.”

Wheelchair accessible, ASL interpreters for the deaf and hearing impaired may be requested a week in advance by email, editor@poetryflash.org

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