Dear Friends of Poetry,

Because of the holiday, our next Poetry Night will take place on July 17th, and feature Davis Poet Laureate Eve West Bessier. At that event Eve will perform some original work, and unveil her Poetry Tree Video Project, which Eve has funded with a successful Kickstarter campaign (see this video introduction). I hope you will join us at the Natsoulas Gallery on July 17th at 8 PM (or earlier to help us set up chairs) for Eve West Bessier.

Enjoy your Independence Day celebrations!

Andy Jones

 

Eve West Bessier

Eve West Bessier

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Poetry Reading on June 5th at the John Natsoulas Gallery: D.R. Wagner

On Thursday, June 5th, at 8 PM at the John Natsoulas Gallery (521 First Street, Davis), the Poetry Night Reading Series is pleased to welcome the multi-talented D.R. Wagner.

Musician, poet, and visual artist, D.R.Wagner is a longtime lecturer in the Department of Design at U.C. Davis. Wagner has published over twenty books of poetry and letters, has featured in over thirty solo exhibitions (as well as over one-hundred group shows), and has lectured at over twenty universities. Over the years, D.R. Wagner has served such prestigious posts as special Consultant to the California Art Council in Technical Services, Director of the California State Art in Public Buildings Program for Office of the State Architect, Director of the State of California Housing and Community Development Art Gallery, and Artist in Residence: State of Nevada. D.R. Wagner is the recipient of such awards as the Fibers West Award and an award for Traditional Technique at the International Textile Competition (1987, Kyoto). D.R. Wagner is a founding member of the band R. Spoon, with whom he is currently recording a CD of original, vocal music. He is also the founder and original director of the Open Ring Galleries, a not-for-profit corporation for the arts in Sacramento.

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, produced by Lane Berger, and with the creative assistance of Carly Voris— 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.

What: The Poetry Night Reading Series hosts D.R. Wagner
When: Thursday, June 5th 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/
D.R. Wagner

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Poetry Reading on May 15th at the John Natsoulas Gallery: The OPEN MIC Edition

John Natsoulas Gallery

On Thursday, May 15th, at 8 PM at the John Natsoulas Gallery (521 First Street, Davis), the Poetry Night Reading Series is pleased to welcome YOU!

That’s right! This edition of the Poetry Night Reading Series will be 100% OPEN MIC. Whether you’re a veteran at the mic or thinking about sharing your art with the Davis community for the first time, this event is for you. All artists are welcome— poets, musicians, storytellers, comedians, you name it. Each performer will be allotted two pieces or five minutes, whichever is shortest.

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, produced by Lane Berger, and with the creative assistance of Carly Voris— 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.

What: The Poetry Night Reading Series: The OPEN MIC Edition
When: Thursday, May 15th 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/

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Poetry Reading on May 1st at the John Natsoulas Gallery: William O’Daly, with a special poetry opening at 7 PM by the students of The Peregrine School

On Thursday, May 1st, at 8 PM at the John Natsoulas Gallery (521 First Street, Davis), the Poetry Night Reading Series is pleased to welcome the poet William O’Daly.

William O’Daly is a poet, essayist, novelist, professor, editor, translator, and instructional designer whose work has been widely published and honored. His novel, This Earthly Life, was selected as a finalist in Narrative magazine’s 2009 Fall Story Contest. William O’Daly was also selected as a finalist for the 2006 Quill Award in Poetry. His other published works include the poetry chapbook The Whale in the Web and eight books of the late-career and posthumous poetry of Pablo Neruda.

This edition of the Poetry Night Reading Series will begin early with a reading by students of the Peregrine School in Davis. Starting at 7 PM, Chris Erickson’s students will delight us with their imaginative original works.
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, produced by Lane Berger, and with the creative assistance of Carly Voris— 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.

What: The Poetry Night Reading Series hosts William O’Daly
When: Thursday, May 1st 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/

William O'Daly

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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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