Friend of the West Coastish Salon and colleague, Dr. Raina J. León is the author of two collections of poetry, Canticle of Idols and Boogeyman Dawn, a founding editor of The Acentos Review and an assistant professor of education at Saint Mary’s College of California.
Boogeyman Dawn was published by Salmon Poetry. The book sought to answer the questions: What happens to the boogeyman when dawn comes? Does he disappear into the darkness, or does he retreat into the darkness within us? Check out the Salmon Poetry page for audio, video and some poem samples.
Now Boogeyman Dawn is available through US distribution with Dufour Editions! Check out Amazon to buy a copy. You can even rent one through eCampus! So for all you professors of creative writing, you can definitely bring it to your classrooms!
- February 7, 7:30pm, reading with Jane Gregory and Joseph Bradshaw at Studio One, Oakland, CA
- February 9, 5pm, reading at the Hazel Reading Series, 1564 Market Street, San Francisco, CA
- February 28, 11-12:15pm Book Signing, Exhibit Space of Salmon Poetry, Sheraton Hotel, Seattle, Washington.
- February 28, 7pm, Kirkland Room, Sheraton Hotel, Seattle, Washington (Salmon Poetry reading)
- March 1, 1:30-2:45 reading with CantoMundo (Celeste Guzman Mendoza, Urayoan Noel, Amalia Ortiz, Benjamin Alire Saenz) at AWP, Seattle, Washington
- March 10, 2014, 7pm, reading with Sandra Harrison Kay, Towne Center Books, Pleasanton, CA
April 2, 2014, 6:30pm, reading with Brenda Hillman, Alexandra Mattraw, Kevin Simmonds, Sara Mumolo, Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA
- April 7, 2014, 7pm, reading at LouderArts, Bar13, New York City, NY
- April 8, 2014, 7pm, reading with Kevin Simmonds and Alexandra Mattraw, City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco, CA
- April 9, 2014, 7:30pm, reading with Erica Lewis, Alexandra Mattraw and Valerie Witte at Pegasus Bookstore, Berkeley, CA
- April 16, 2014, 3:30pm reading with Lenard D. Moore and Sheila Smith McKoy, Bullshead Bookstore, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
- April 17, 2014, 7:30, reading with Lenard D. Moore and Sheila Smith McKoy, Quail Ridge Bookstore, Raleigh, NC
- April 18, 2014, 7pm, reading with Eddie Bell, Ed Madden and Grace Ocasio, Ed’s Editions, Columbia, SC
July 28, 2014, 9:30pm, featured reading at the Ó Bhéal series in Cork, Ireland, http://www.obheal.ie
For more info, check out her website : www.rainaleon.com