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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.Â 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.Â He also worked as a commercial fisherman up and down the Pacific Coast.Â He is featured in the short Jordan Freeman documentary film, Sea State.Â He writes of what he has experienced: teaching, fishing, rebellion, love and its various dangers.Â 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 isÂ Birds of San Pancho and Other Poems of Place. She has also edited the anthologyÂ Poetry and Science: Writing Our way to Discovery, coeditedÂ Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of CaliforniaÂ andÂ Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California, and published two childrenâ€™s books and a memoir,Â Married at Fourteen: A True Story.Â Her many honors include the Blue Light Poetry Prize, two PEN Oakland â€“ 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.Â www.lucillelangday.com.
Joyce Jenkins is editor and publisher of Poetry Flash (poetryflash.org). She is author ofÂ PortalÂ andÂ 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.
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