POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Monday, September 16th – 7-9 pm
Lenore Weiss & Sharon Doubiago:
featured readers followed by an open mic
Lenore Weiss reads poems from Barcelona and Prague, and flash fiction from her chapbook, “Holding on to Fringes of Love.” Sharon Doubiago reads from her recent works, Naked to the Earth and The Visit.
Lenore Weiss’ poetry collections are a trilogy about love, loss, and being mortal: Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island (West End Press, 2012); Two Places (Kelsay Books, 2014), and The Golem (Hadassa Word Press, 2017). In addition, she has published a collection of flash fiction and a children’s story, “The Glimmerine.” Lenore tutors middle-school and high-school students in reading and writing and volunteers at Chapter510 in Oakland, California Her blog can be found at www.lenoreweiss.com.
Sharon Doubiago is a prolific writer of memoir and poetry, whose latest books are Naked to the Earth, “a wide-ranging, lyrical, jarring, playful, elegiac, dissonant, amazing quest to understand who we are and how we became who we are…” and The Visit, a book-length poem in the tradition of investigative poetry as advocated by Ed Sanders when he wrote, “…poetry should again assume responsibility for the description of history.” In The Visit, Doubiago takes on both the Church and State over issues of race, gender, sexual abuse, injustice and the perversion of power in a complex search for justice and reconciliation within the context of history and the very personal story of one man – a full-blooded Shuswap-Lillooet Indian – accused and convicted of a crime he claims he did not commit. For more information, visit her site at sharondoubiago.com.
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