With apologies to Grace Paley and The Beatles, I’m re-dubbing tonight’s reading “Enormous Changes at the Last Minute/I Get by with a Little Help from my Friends”. Sadly, three of our readers have recently cancelled due to sickness or family events, but the show must go on! I couldn’t be more thrilled with our last-minute replacements. This should be another one for the memory banks. You can say you were there but only if you come. See you tonight!
$5 suggested donation. No one turned away due to lack of funds. Light refreshments to follow reading. Doors at 7:30, reading at 8.
Wear your favorite socks.
LEONARD CROSBY grew up outside of Seattle, WA in a house full of books. He’s been published in The Furious Gazelle, Samizdat Literary Journal, Star82 Review, and Forklift, Ohio. He lives in Oakland and hosts the One Lone Pear Tree reading series in San Francisco.
TIFFANY HIGGINS is author of And Aeneas Stares into Her Helmet (Carolina Wren Press, 2009), selected by Evie Shockley as winner of the Carolina Wren Poetry Prize. She was recently a resident at ArtFarm in Nebraska. Her poems appear in Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Taos Journal of Poetry & Art, and From the Fishouse. She writes on ecocultural poetics and is a translator of the work of contemporary Brazilian poets, including Alex Simões. Please find and follow her on the internet of things at tifhiggins.blogspot.com.
SARAH KOBRINSKY the current Poet Laureate of Emeryville, CA, was born in Canada, reared in North Dakota, seasoned in England, and tempered in California.
JACQUES J. RANCOURT was raised in Maine. His poems have appeared or will appear in New England Review, Kenyon Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Best New Poets 2014, among others. He has received a Wallace Stegner fellowship from Stanford University and the Halls Emerging Artist Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. He lives in Oakland, California.
CYBELE ZUFOLO SIEGEL’s poetry appeared in Out of Our poetry magazine, Passages on the Lake, Sparkle and Blink, Quiet Lightning, the BMCC Inquirer and Sacred Grounds. She is a grant recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), adjunct instructor of Literature and Poetry from the City University of NY’s Borough of Manhattan Community College and the NY Institute of Technology. Her essay on teaching Shakespeare to college students “The Bard at BMCC” was published in the faculty journal in 2009. Cybele has a Masters Degree in English Education from Columbia University Teachers College and a BA Degree in English/American Literature from UC Santa Cruz. Cybele is a former dancer with the New York City Ballet, and student of the School of American Ballet where she danced for six years. Cybele danced in Japan and appeared in films, voiceovers and off-Broadway plays. She is the co-curator and founder of WordPerformances. Their next show is just two weeks away, Saturday, November 15 at The Great Star Theater. Cybele is working on her first collection of poetry and non-fiction essays on dance, performance, identity, family and love called Ocean Sounds in New York.
AUSTIN SMITH grew up on a family dairy farm in Stephenson County, Illinois. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Yale Review, Sewanee Review, Pleiades, Poetry East, ZYZZYVA, Asheville Poetry Review, Midwest Quarterly, Lo-Ball, and New Orleans Review. His stories have appeared in Kenyon Review, Sewanee Review, Glimmer Train, and Epoch. He has published four collections of poetry: In the Silence of the Migrated Birds (Parallel Press), Wheat and Distance (Longhouse Press), Instructions for How to Put an Old Horse Down (Longhouse Press), Almanac (Princeton University Press). He is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow in fiction at Stanford University.
with music by HAO TRAN
HAO TRAN is a budding poet and writer and has published in Milvia Street, Riverbabble, Ambush Review, and Door Knob and Body Paint. He makes a living as a Science Manager with the US Forest Service to feed his hobbies including fly fishing and collecting guitars. He plays a mix of traditional Spanish, Tarrega, Villa-Lobos, Flamenco by Paco Pena and Juan Serrano, and occasional Japanese and Vietnamese music.