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Tuesday, December 27 – 7pm
Poets LeCuyer, Rood, Day, Jenkins

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Lucy Lang Day (Editor Scarlet Tanager Press, poet), Joyce Jenkins (Editor Poetry Flash, poet), Steve Rood (attorney, poet), and Jim LeCuyer (teacher, short story writer) present new and selected work, and filmmaker Jordan Freeman will screen his 20-minute piece, Sea State, with Jim’s voiceover.

Jim LeCuyer is the author of four books, A Brick for Offissa Pupp (Floating Island Press), Threnody for Sturgeon (Outskirts), Duck Lessons (Dark House) and Stories for Clever Children (Raven and Wren), all available through Amazon.  He has three Master’s degrees (Creative Writing, Education, Psychology), has taught English Literature at Oakland Tech and Ruth Asawa School of the Arts as well as part time at several other high schools in the Bay Area.  He also worked as a commercial fisherman up and down the Pacific Coast.  He is featured in the short Jordan Freeman documentary film, Sea State.  He writes of what he has experienced: teaching, fishing, rebellion, love and its various dangers.  He can be reached at [email protected]

Lucille Lang Day is the author of seven full-length poetry collections and four chapbooks. Her latest collection is Birds of San Pancho and Other Poems of Place. She has also edited the anthology Poetry and Science: Writing Our way to Discovery, coedited Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California and Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California, and published two children’s books and a memoir, Married at Fourteen: A True Story. Her many honors include the Blue Light Poetry Prize, two PEN Oakland – Josephine Miles Literary Awards, the Joseph Henry Jackson Award, and eleven Pushcart Prize nominations. The founder and publisher of a small press, Scarlet Tanager Books, she lives in Oakland, California. www.lucillelangday.com.

Joyce Jenkins is editor and publisher of Poetry Flash (poetryflash.org). She is author of Portal and Joy Road, a chapbook, her poems have appeared in Ambush Review, Addison Street Anthology: Berkeley’s Poetry Walk, ZYZZYVA, The Place That Inhabits Us: Poems of the San Francisco Watershed, and elsewhere. She received the American Book Award, PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Lifetime Achievement Award, National Poetry Association’s Distinguished Service to Poets & Poetry Award, and the Berkeley Poetry Festival lifetime achievement award. Poetry Flash received the 2012 Barbary Coast Award from Litquake.

An earlier iteration of Steven Rood’s manuscript, Naming the Wind, published by Omnidawn Press in 2022, was a National Poetry Series Finalist. For 15 years he was a friend and poetry student of Jack Gilbert, until Jack’s death. Steven Rood’s poems appear in Periodicities, Sporklet, Quarterly West, Marin Poetry Center Anthology, Fugue, Lyric, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Tar River Poetry, New Letters, The Marlboro Review, The Atlanta Review, The Southern Poetry Review, Notre Dame Review, and elsewhere.

 

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