Rafael Jesús González
Lucille Lang Day
(preceded by an open mic on environmental themes)
Sunday, March 27, 2011
6:00pm - doors open
6:30pm - open mic on environmental themes
7:00pm - Featured Poets
Ecology Center Bookstore
2530 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley
(San Pablo at Blake St., just south of Dwight Way)
Cost: $4-$8 sliding scale
(no one turned away for lack of funds)
Sharon Doubiago is the author of two dozen books of poetry and prose including My Father’s Love/Portrait of the Poet as a Young Girl (a finalist in the Northern California Book Awards in Creative Non Fiction in 2010), Love on the Streets (2008) (received the Glenna Luschei Distinguished Poet Award), the epic poem Hard Country, the booklength poem South America Mi Hija (nominated twice for the National Book Award), and The Book of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes (listed by the Oregon Culture Heritage Society as one of the “100 most significant books in Oregon from 1800-2000"). She's the winner of three Pushcart Prizes, the Oregon Book Award for Poetry, and a California Arts Council Award.
Rafael Jesús González, is a poet, Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing & Literature, & founder of Laney College's Mexican and Latin American Studies Dept. In 1996 he was named Poet in Residence at the Oakland Museum of California and the Oakland Public Library under a "Writers on Site Award" from Poets & Writers, Inc. and was chosen for the Annual Award for Literary Achievement by Dragonfly Press in 2002. In 2003, he was honored by the National Council of Teachers of English and Annenberg CPB for his writing. His most recent book is La musa lunática/The Lunatic Muse.
Lucille Lang Day is the author of eight poetry collections and chapbooks, most recently The Curvature of Blue. She has also published a children’s book, Chain Letter, and her memoir, Married at Fourteen, will appear from Heyday in 2012. Her poetry and prose have appeared widely in such magazines and anthologies as Atlanta Review, The Hudson Review, The Threepenny Review, and New Poets of the American West.
Kirk Lumpkin is a poet, performer, and works for the Ecology Center as the Special Events and Promotions Coordinator of the Berkeley Farmers’ Markets. “ . . . solid real illumination...”—Michael McClure, Beat poet & playwright; “. . . one of my favorite performers.”—Avotcja, poet, band leader, KPFA/KPOO radio host; “No matter what, he will make sure the sidewalks are shaking before you go home.”—Examiner.com
Accessibility: Public transportation—
Buses on San Pablo Ave. and Dwight Way,
street parking, wheelchair access,
bicycle parking on street and in the building.
For More Information: (510) 548-2220 ext. 227