POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Monday, January 20th – 7pm
Amy Glynn + Lisa Rosenberg
followed by an open mic
Amy Glynn is an award-winning poet and essayist whose work appears widely in journals and anthologies including The Best American Poetry. Her first poetry collection, A Modern Herbal, was published in 2013 by Measure Press; her second, Romance Language, is forthcoming in early 2020. She has received the Carolyn Kizer Award from Poetry Northwest, the SPUR Award of the Association of Western Writers, two James Merrill House fellowships, and scholarships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences. She currently serves as Poet Laureate for the cities of Lafayette and Orinda, CA.
Lisa Rosenberg has a keen interest in the commonality between arts and sciences, and in accessibly framing that territory for exploration in many contexts and settings. She holds degrees in physics and creative writing. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University, she worked for many years as an engineer in the space program, founded a marketing consulting practice, and was active in aviation as a private pilot. Lisa served as the 2017-2018 Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, California, and is the author of A Different Physics, winner of the 2017 Red Mountain Poetry Prize. Her publication history spans literature and technology, including journals, anthologies, trade features, and research. She was recently awarded a 2020 Djerassi Residency for Scientist-Artists.
Bird & Beckett’s twice-monthly poetry series (first and third Mondays) is co-curated by Jerry Ferraz and San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck.
"It is in doubt and not in faith that the salvation of the world is to be found. Faith is a delusion and a snare: a pitfall, a prison. It intimidates the intellect. With fear of eternal damnation religion crushes intellectual activity; with hero worship it destroys individuality; with hopes for the beyond it prevents the growth of ideals for the present. It makes of us a race of intellectual cowards; it changes but little if any our daily conduct toward each other. But doubt sets us free."
-- Job Harriman, 1902
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