Thursday, March 10, 2011

Unsilent Spring reading Sunday, March 27



Poetry for the Earth, the Seasons, & Justice

a reading by

Drew Dellinger

Sharon Doubiago

Rafael Jesús González

Lucille Lang Day

Kirk Lumpkin

(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)

Drew Dellinger is an award winning poet, teacher, writer and speaker. He is also a consultant, publisher, and founder of Planetize the Movement. Dellinger's book of poems, love letter to the milky way is now in its fourth printing. He co-wrote the documentary film, The Awakening Universe which premiered at the United Nations. "Drew Dellinger is one of the most creative, courageous and prophetic poets of his generation. I love his spirit. Don't miss him!"—Cornel West

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.”—

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


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