Poetry Reading April 17th at the John Natsoulas Gallery: Hannah Stein, with an opening by Alan Humason

On Thursday, April 17th, at 8 PM at the John Natsoulas Gallery (521 First Street, Davis), the Poetry Night Reading Series is pleased to welcome the beloved poet Hannah Stein.

Hannah Stein is a local, Davis poet, whose work has been featured in such journals as Nimrod, The American Literary Review, Poetry Flash, Prairie Schooner, and Hunger Mountain. She is the author of such poetry collections as Earthlight and the chapbooks Schools of Flying Fish and Greatest Hits. Hannah Stein’s most recent chapbook, A Broken Music, reflects her attention to biography, music history, and other genres. In November of 2013, Hannah Stein read from A Broken Music at the Davis bookstore Avid Reader.
Please join us on April 17th for Hannah Stein’s third reading with the Poetry Night Reading Series.

The night will begin with few poems by Alan Humason. Alan Humason has been writing poetry since junior high. He has published his work in the likes of The Reed, Country Journal, and The Yolo Crow. He has a BA in English Literature from UC Santa Barbara. As a graduate student, he won the Grand Prize Phelan Award for poetry from San Jose State University.

The Open Mic will begin around 9 PM, and the after-party will begin around 10 PM. You are encouraged to arrive early to secure a seat, and to sign up for a spot on the Open Mic List.

The Poetry Night Reading Series, coordinated and hosted by Dr. Andy Jones, and produced by Lane Berger, takes place at the John Natsoulas Gallery on the first and third Thursday of every month. Poetry Night at the John Natsoulas Gallery is an entirely volunteer-run affair. At this month’s Poetry night, Dr. Andy will also read from his new book, Where’s Jukie?

What: The Poetry Night Reading Series hosts Hannah Stein
When: Thursday, April 17th at 8 PM
Where: The John Natsoulas Gallery (521 First Street, Davis)
Media Contact: Lane Berger
laneberger@gmail.com
The John Natsoulas Gallery – (530) 756-3938
http://www.poetryindavis.com/

Future featured poets include: William O’Daly on May 1st.

Hannah Stein

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On Thursday, April 3rd, at 8 PM at the John Natsoulas Gallery (521 First Street, Davis), the Poetry Night Reading Series is pleased to welcome the multitalented Arisa White.

Poet, playwright, teacher, and musician, Arisa White is the mind behind such works as Disposition for Shininess, Post Pardon, Hurrah’s Nest, A Penny Saved, and Frigidaire. Her poetry chapbook Post Pardon is currently in production as Post Pardon: The Opera (for which White received a Cultural Funding Grant from the City of Oakland). A member of the PlayGround writers’ pool, White’s play Frigidare was staged for the 15th Annual Best of PlayGround Festival. Her debut poetry collection Hurrah’s Nest was a finalist for the 2013 Wheatley Book Awards, the 82nd California Book Awards, and the 44th NAACP Image Awards.

Arisa White has received numerous residences, fellowships, and scholarships, such as the inaugural Rose O’Neill Literary House summer residency at Washington College in Maryland. In 2010, she was selected by the San Francisco Bay Guardian for the “Hot Pink List.” White is a co-editor for HER KIND (an online literary community powered by VIDA), the editorial manager at Dance Studio Life magazine, an advisory board member for Flying Object, and a BFA Creative Writing faculty member at Goddard College.

At the San Francisco Writers Conference, Dr. Andy talked with Arisa White extensively about A Penny Saved, White’s book about cruelty, captivity, spirituality, and voice. Her poems shine with power and deftness.

The Open Mic will begin around 9 PM, and the after-party will begin around 10 PM. You are encouraged to arrive early to secure a seat, and to sign up for a spot on the Open Mic List.

The Poetry Night Reading Series, coordinated and hosted by Dr. Andy Jones, and produced by Lane Berger, takes place at the John Natsoulas Gallery on the first and third Thursday of every month. Poetry Night at the John Natsoulas Gallery is an entirely volunteer-run affair. At this month’s Poetry night, Dr. Andy will also read from his new book, Where’s Jukie?

What: The Poetry Night Reading Series hosts Arisa White
When: Thursday, April 3rd at 8 PM
Where: The John Natsoulas Gallery (521 First Street, Davis)
Media Contact: Lane Berger
laneberger@gmail.com
The John Natsoulas Gallery – (530) 756-3938
http://www.poetryindavis.com/

Future featured poets include: Hannah Stein on April 17th and William O’Daly on May 1st.

Arisa White

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On Thursday, March 20th, at 8 PM at the John Natsoulas Gallery (521 First Street, Davis), the Poetry Night Reading Series is pleased to welcome the widely published poets Connie Post and Roy Mash.

Winner of the 2009 Caesura Poetry Contest and the 2009 Dirty Napkin Cover Prize, Connie Post was the first Poet Laureate of Livermore. Post is the author of Floodwater (2014)and four poetry chapbooks, including And When the Sun Drops which received the Aurorean Editors Chapbook Choice Award for Fall 2012. Connie Post’s poems have been featured in countless journals as well as the anthologies First Water Best of Pirene’s Fountain (2013), A Bird As Black as the Sun (2012), Marin Poetry Center Anthology (2010 and 2012), When the Muse Calls (2010), and the Marin Poetry Center Anthology (2008).

Roy Mash is an essayist, poet, and artist, whose poems have been featured in more than twenty journals including the Agni, Atlanta Review, Barrow Street, Nimrod, Passages North, Poetry East, Rhino, and River Styx. Holding degrees in English, Philosophy, and Computer Science, Roy Mash is the author of the book Buyers’ Remorse, which came out in 2014. San Diego Poet Laureate Steve Kowit calls Buyers’ Remorse “deliciously engaging and clever.”

The Open Mic will begin around 9 PM, and the after-party will begin around 10 PM. You are encouraged to arrive early to secure a seat, and to sign up for a spot on the Open Mic List.

The Poetry Night Reading Series, coordinated and hosted by Andy Jones, and produced by Lane Berger, takes place at the John Natsoulas Gallery on the first and third Thursday of every month.

Poetry Night at the John Natsoulas Gallery is an entirely volunteer-run affair. If you would like to meet some of the volunteers, feel free to come by early to help set up the chairs, or stay after the Open Mic to help us put them away. Enthusiasts are also encouraged to help publicize the Poetry Night Reading Series. Ask us how!

What: The Poetry Night Reading Series hosts Connie Post and Roy Mash
When: Thursday, March 20th at 8 PM
Where: The John Natsoulas Gallery (521 First Street, Davis)
Media Contact: Lane Berger
laneberger@gmail.com
The John Natsoulas Gallery – (530) 756-3938

http://www.poetryindavis.com/

Future featured poets include: Arisa White on April 3rd, Hannah Stein on April 17th, and William O’Daly on May 1st.

Connie Post and Roy Mash

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On Thursday, March 6th, at 8 PM at the John Natsoulas Gallery (521 1st Street, Davis), the Poetry Night Reading Series is pleased to welcome widely published poet Camille Norton.

Camille Norton is an award-winning poet and professor of English at the University of the Pacific. In 2004, Norton’s book Corruption won the National Poetry Series Award, and in 2010, her poem “The Prison Diary of Bartlett Yancey Malone” was selected for inclusion in The Best American Poetry 2010. In 1992, Norton co-edited Resurgent: New Writing by Women, an anthology of experimental writing, with Lou Robinson. Camille Norton’s poetry—for which she has been awarded residences at The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Ragdale Foundation, The Ucross Foundation, Hedgebrook, Saint Mary’s College, Maryland, and Red Cinder—has appeared in journals such as Field: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, The Colorado Review, Feminist Studies, The Georgia Review, and The Greensboro Review. Camille Norton’s other honors and awards include The Grolier Prize in Poetry and a NEA fellowship at The MacDowell Colony.

See Camille Norton read her poem “The Secret Diary of William Byrd by Gertrude Stein” on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urtFKKuZsiQ

The Open Mic will begin around 9 PM with a performance by The Spokes, the award-winning a cappella group that has been thrilling audiences throughout California (http://www.thedavisspokes.com/#!about/c1ypn). The after-party will begin around 10 PM. You are encouraged to arrive early to secure a seat, and to sign up for a spot on the Open Mic List.

The Poetry Night Reading Series, coordinated and hosted by Andy Jones, and produced by Lane Berger, takes place at the John Natsoulas Gallery on the first and third Thursday of every month.
Poetry Night at the John Natsoulas Gallery is an entirely volunteer-run affair. If you would like to meet some of the volunteers, feel free to come by early to help set up the chairs, or stay after the Open Mic to help us put them away. Enthusiasts are also encouraged to help publicize the Poetry Night Reading Series. Ask us how!

What: The Poetry Night Reading Series hosts Camille Norton
When: Thursday, March 6th at 8 PM
Where: The John Natsoulas Gallery (521 1st Street, Davis)
Media Contact:
Lane Berger
laneberger@gmail.com
The John Natsoulas Gallery – (530) 756-3938
http://www.poetryindavis.com

Find the Facebook event for this event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1469746563237767/
You are also invited to join the Poetry in Davis mailing list on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2290130152/

Future featured poets include: Connie Post and Roy Mash on March 20th, Arisa White on April 3rd, Hannah Stein on April 17th, and William O’Daly on May 1st.

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Poetry Reading February 20th at the John Natsoulas Gallery:
Francisco X. Alarcón and the Writers of the New Sun

On Thursday, February 20th, at 8 PM at the John Natsoulas Gallery (521 1st Street, Davis), the Poetry Night Reading Series is pleased to welcome Francisco X. Alarcón and the Escritores del Nuevo Sol / Writers of the New Sun. In addition to Alarcón, the participants in the Writers of the New Sun include JoAnn Anglin, Paul Aponte, Fausto Avedaño, Nancy Aidé González, Xico González, Graciela Ramírez, Betty Sánchez, and former Poetry night featured poet Arturo Mantecón.

Francisco X. Alarcón is an award-wining Chicano poet and educator and is the author of more than 15 volumes of poetry, including From the Other Side of Night, Body in Flames, and Ce-Uno-One: Poems for the New Sun. He teaches at the University of California, Davis, where he directs the Spanish for Native Speakers Program. Alarcón co-founded the Writers of the New Sun community and also created the Facebook page “Poets Responding to SB 1070.” His awards include the 1984 Chicano Literary Prize, the 1993 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award, and a Fred Cody Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bay Area Book Reviewers Association in 2002. His book Snake Poems: An Aztec Invocation (1992) won the American Book Award.

Writers of the New Sun is a literary community based in Sacramento that especially honors the literary and artistic cultures and traditions of the Chicano, Latino, Indigenous, and Spanish-language peoples. Members write in Spanish, English, or both. All of its activities are open to the public.

Join us as we celebrate Francisco X. Alarcón, the Writers of the New Sun, and the 20th anniversary of their founding!

The Open Mic will begin around 9 PM and the after-party around 10 PM. You are encouraged to arrive early to secure a seat, and to sign up for a spot on the Open Mic list.

The Poetry Night Reading Series, coordinated and hosted by Andy Jones, and produced by Lane Berger, takes place at the John Natsoulas Gallery on the first and third Thursday of every month.

Poetry Night at the John Natsoulas Gallery is an entirely volunteer-run affair. If you would like to meet some of the volunteers, feel free to come by early to help set up the chairs, or stay after the Open Mic to help us put them away. Enthusiasts are also encouraged to help publicize the Poetry Night Reading Series. Ask us how!

What: The Poetry Night Reading Series hosts Francisco X. Alarcón and the Writers of the New Sun
When: Thursday, February 20th at 8 PM
Where: The John Natsoulas Gallery (521 1st Street, Davis)
Media Contact:
Lane Berger
laneberger@gmail.com
The John Natsoulas Gallery – (530) 756-3938
http://www.poetryindavis.com

Find the Facebook event for this event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/393589714119281/?source=1

You are also invited to join the Poetry in Davis mailing list on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2290130152/
Writers of the New Sun

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