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eveline kanes

Thursday, January 23rd – 7pm
A Reading:
Eveline Kanes, Susan Dambroff,
and MaryLee McNeal

Eveline Kanes is a poet and literary translator . Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals. Her book translations range from biography and fiction, to history, poetry and sociology.

Her chap book, A Coin Worn Thin, appeared in 2015. Her current work is under submission.

Susan Dambroff is a poet, performer, and teacher. Her poetry chapbook, “Conversations with Trees” was published in 2018 by Finishing Line Press. Her newest manuscript ,“A Chair Keeps the Floor Down”, dives deeply into her long career as a Special Eduucation teacher It is now under submission.

Susan has been published in many literary journals and anthologies. Her first book of poems, “Memory in Bone” was published in a limited letterpress edition in1984 by Black Oyster Press. She performs throughout the Bay Area in Spoken Duets, a poetic collaboration with Chris Kammler.

MaryLee McNeal writes both poetry and fiction. Her poetry chapbook The Space Between Us was published in 2002 after winning the Bear Mountain Press Award, and her novel Home Again, Home Again won the Walter Van Tilberg Clark Award at San Francisco State University. A poetry chapbook, The Way We Fall, with introduction by Jack Hirschman, was published in 2014. Among published stories from her linked short story manuscript, Another Wyoming, “Winter Light” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.



"It is in doubt and not in faith that the salvation of the world is to be found. Faith is a delusion and a snare: a pitfall, a prison. It intimidates the intellect. With fear of eternal damnation religion crushes intellectual activity; with hero worship it destroys individuality; with hopes for the beyond it prevents the growth of ideals for the present. It makes of us a race of intellectual cowards; it changes but little if any our daily conduct toward each other. But doubt sets us free."

-- Job Harriman, 1902


Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.

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