Claire Becker be giving two poetry readings on Thursday, March 24, 2011 for The Poetry Center at San Francisco State. Please consider attending. Details below; both readings are free.
Thursday MAR 24: Jennifer Martenson (Providence, RI) and Claire Becker (San Francisco)
3:30 pm @ the Poetry Center, Humanities Building, Rm. 512, SFSU
1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132
7:30 pm @ The Green Arcade Bookstore
1680 Market St. (at Gough), San Francisco, CA 94102
Tiffany Higgins will be reading at Diesel Books March 20, Sunday, at 3 p.m. with Fred Marchant and Dan Bellm.
Fred Marchant and Tiffany Higgins have gotten to know one another at various literary conferences in the past couple years. He served during the Vietnam War and was one of the first marine officers ever to be honorably discharged as a conscientious objector. He is a genuinely sensitive individual, as seen in his poems. Higgins is honored to be reading with him and his friend Dan Bellm. Dan Bellm lives in San Francisco, and his third book of poems “takes as its starting point the Jewish practice of studying weekly portions of the Torah, the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, in an annual cycle.”
As usual, Higgins will do a kind of mixed genre presentation, mixing song with poetry and trying to surprise you! I’ll read from my book of poems, and Aeneas stares into her helmet (Carolina Wren Press 2009), whose context is how we experience our distant wars in the Middle East from our vantage point here at home. It’s about the ancient themes of struggle and love. She’ll also read from my new manuscript of work that relates to the documentary I’m cowriting with Moises Nascimento, Duas Americas.
Read more on Fred, Dan, and me at the Diesel Bookstore link:
Diesel, A Bookstore Oakland
5433 College Ave
Here’s a taste:
At the pipe line one fake gun
is safer than any others.
Clear so cold.
Read entire work here.