Devreaux Baker and Doren Robbins will converge on Bird & Beckett for what promises to be a rich and rewarding reading, she from Mendocino and he from Santa Cruz. Â Though they haven’t met, they’ve known and admired each other’s poetry and are anxious for this chance to share the stage.
“One enters Devreaux Bakerâ€™s [work] as one would sacred terrain. These poems are spare, tactile and textured, but they hover between worlds.” — Cynthia Hogue
Doren Robbins came to poetry and literature in the late 1960s as a result of a cascading chain of influential encounters with writers through their books, from Henry Miller to Kenneth Rexroth to Arthur Rimbaud and far beyond. Â His lifelong activism was similarly spurred by the ferment he found around himself in those days.
open mic follows, Jerry Ferraz, mc
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