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Thursday, December 7th – 7pm
Lisa B + Thoreau Lovell
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Book release reading & celebration!  

Lisa B (Lisa Bernstein)’s new volume of poems God in Her Ruffled Dress (What Books Press, 10/23) appears 34 years after publication of her debut full-length poetry book The Transparent Body (Wesleyan University Press).  Her poems have appeared in more than 60 anthologies and periodicals, including City Lights Review, Field, Kenyon Review, Lilith, Ploughshares, Poetry International, Tikkun, and Zyzzyva. She has won creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, Ucross Foundation, and others. Lisa B is also a jazz and groove singer interweaving spoken and sung verse in her original songs and re-envisioned standards. She has released seven albums and various singles (available on all music platforms) to critical acclaim and international radio play, and she performs with her band throughout the country. She also works as a professional psychic reader. 

Thoreau Lovell is a poet and prose writer originally from Fresno, California, and now living in Berkeley with his wife and their dog and cat. He previously worked in the library at San Francisco State University as a technology and collection access administrator. Currently, he’s the publisher and co-founder of Wet Cement Press. He has published two books of poetry, Amnesia’s Diary (Ex Nihilo Press) and Wilson Wiley Variations (Wet Cement Press). His novel, Marco Polo Mother & Son will be published by Wet Cement in the spring of 2024. The obscure mystery writer B.E. Lovell was his father.


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