Poetry Flash, a nonprofit literary arts organization that provides community support and access to poetry and literature, will present award-winning Bay Area poets Molly Fisk and Rebecca Foust for a reading at Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 on Thursday, April 1, at 7:30pm. Fisk will read from her new book of poems, The More Difficult Beauty (Hip Pocket Press 2010) and Foust will read from her new books, All That Gorgeous, Pitiless Song (Many Mountains Moving Press, 2010) and God, Seed (Tebot Bach Press 2010). Parking is available at the Durant/Channing Garage. This event is FREE and open to the public. For information contact Poetry Flash at www.poetryflash.org or (510) 525-5476, or Moe’s Books at (510) 849-2087 or www.moesbooks.com
Molly Fisk is also the author of Listening to Winter (Roundhouse Press 2000) and a recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council and Marin Arts Council grants in poetry, and the Robinson Jeffers Tor House, Billee Murray Denny, and Dogwood Prizes. Fisk teaches on-line at www.poetrybootcamp.com and www.voiceofyourown.com, and provides weekly radio commentary at community station KVMR in Nevada City. Of The More Difficult Beauty, former California Poet Laureate Al Young says: “Fisk's poems twinkle with the dark, nuanced subtlety of painted miniatures; they speak from the heart and gut. Devils and angels dwell in her details.” For more information, visit www.mollyfisk.com.
Rebecca Foust’s first two chapbooks, Dark Card (Texas Review Press 2008) and Mom’s Canoe (TRP 2009) won the 2007 and 2008 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prizes. All That Gorgeous Pitiless, Song won this year’s Many Mountains Moving Book Prize and will be released at AWP this April. Susan Griffin calls the poems in this book “astonishingly beautiful, yet at the same time powerfully moving, aimed at the heart of the culture we share.” God Seed collects environmental poetry with art by Lorna Stevens in a full length book that Bay Area artist William Wiley calls “good for the eye, mind and heart.” It will be released in September, 2010. For more information, www.rebeccafoust.com.
Official Website: http://www.poetryflash.org
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