Greg Glazner with Guitar

Please join us at 8p.m on Thursday, May 21st at the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis for a Poetry Night Reading Series as well as band performance by the distinguished poet Greg Glazner.

Greg Glazner is the author of two books of poetry, From the Iron Chair and Singularity, both published by W.W. Norton. Bestowed with the Bess Hokin Award from Poetry, Glazner was chosen by Charles Wright for the 1991 Walt Whitman Award. Glazner earned his BA from Hardin-Simmons University and received both his MA and MFA at the University of Montana.

Greg Glazner is a man of many talents. In addition to his writing as a poet and essayist, Glazner is a gifted guitarist and vocalist. Glazner performs regularly with his band, Professor Len and the Big Night. His collaboration with composer Garrett Shatzer—Glazner wrote the text and played electric guitar with the ensemble–premiered at the Center for New Music in San Francisco in November of 2014.

With a mix of poetry and stirring blues and rock music, Greg Glazner will perform starting at 8p.m. The open mic will begin at 9p.m, and the after-party at de Vere’s Irish Pub will start at 10p.m. Someone will read a tribute to B.B. King. 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 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. We hope to see you there!

 

Who: Greg Glazner / Professor Len and the Big Night

What: The Poetry Night Reading Series

When: Thursday, May 21st, 8pm

Where: John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 1st Street

Media Contact: Andy Jones – aojones@gmail.com

The John Natsoulas Gallery – (530) 756-3938

www.poetryindavis.com

The Facebook Event Page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/1590391641208816/

Greg Glazner with Barn

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Grant Faulkner

Please join us at 8pm on Thursday, May 7th at the John Natsoulas Gallery for a Poetry Night Reading Series event featuring Grant Faulkner.

 

Grant Faulkner is the executive director of National Novel Writing Month, co-founder of the journal 100 Word Story, and author of the new collection titled Fissures: One Hundred 100-Word Stories.

Faulkner is an accomplished writer, with works published in The New York TimesPoets & WritersWriter’s DigestThe Southwest ReviewThe RumpusGargoyleThe Berkeley Fiction ReviewPuerto del SolRevolver, eclecticaThe Cortland Review, PANK, Superstition Review, The Green Mountain Review, and more.

He earned his B.A. from Grinnell College in English and an M.A. in Creative Writing from the San Francisco State University.

His collection of one hundred 100-word stories, Fissures, is coming out in the Spring of 2015 with Press 53. He has also published a novel, The Traveler, and a collection of short stories, The Comfort Sin Provides. Find out more about Grant Faulkner at http://www.grantfaulkner.com.

There will be a short question and answer period after the Faulkner reading. Please bring your questions about NaNoWriMo!

Grant Faulkner will perform starting at 8 PM. The open mic will begin at 9 PM, and the after-party at de Vere’s Irish Pub will start at 10 PM. You are encouraged to arrive early to secure a seat and to sign up for a spot on the Open Mic List.

Hosted by Dr. Andy Jones, The Poetry Night Reading Series 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. We hope to see you there!

 

Who: Grant Faulkner

What: The Poetry Night Reading Series

When: Thursday, May 7th, 8pm

Where: John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 1st Street

Media Contact: Andy Jones – aojones@gmail.com

The John Natsoulas Gallery – (530) 756-3938

www.poetryindavis.com

 

The Facebook Event for Poetry Night with Grant Faulkner can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/786957498068055/

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Bob Stanley and Mary Zeppa

 

Bob Stanley and Mary Zeppa Perform New Poems!

 

Please join us at 8pm on Thursday, April 16th at the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis for a Poetry Night Reading Series performance by Bob Stanley and Mary Zeppa. Stanley is the longtime president of the Sacramento Poetry Center, and former Sacramento Poet Laureate, while Zeppa is the author of a new book. Bob will be bringing his banjo to the reading next Thursday.

 

Working as a singer, lyricist, poet and literary journalist, Mary Zeppa has been active as a poet since 1981. Zeppa has published poems in various print and on-line journals, and important anthologies. As a passionate and prolific writer, Zeppa just launched her new book, My Body Tells Its Own Story!, on April 6 at the Sacramento Poetry Center.

 

Bob Stanley, the Poet Laureate of Sacramento from 2009 to 2012, has authored two chapbooks: Eleven Blue Strings by Little M Press and Wait Whitman Orders a Cheeseburger by Rattlesnake Press. Having written poetry for over three decades, Stanley has won a number of awards, including the California Focus on Writers Award in 2006. A volunteer for various poetry organizations, Stanly edited Sometimes in the Open, an anthology of poems by sixty-five poets laureate. The President of the Sacramento Poetry Center, Bob Stanley teaches English at Sacramento State University, Sacramento City College, and UC Davis Extension. He frequently travels with a banjo and other stringed instruments.

 

The featured poets will perform starting at 8 PM. The open mic will begin at 9 PM, and the after-party at de Vere’s Irish Pub will start at 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 takes place at the John Natsoulas Gallery on the first and third Thursday of every month. Coordinated by Davis Poet Laureate Dr. Andy Jones, Poetry Night at the John Natsoulas Gallery is an entirely volunteer-run affair. We hope to see you there!

 

Who: Mary Zeppa and Bob Stanley

What: The Poetry Night Reading Series

When: Thursday, April 16th, 8 pm

Where: The John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 1st Street

(530) 756-3938

www.poetryindavis.com

The Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/778798838855034/

 

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Allegra Dancing

Allegra Silberstein, featuring Katy Brown

 

Please join us at 8pm on Thursday, April 2nd at the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis for a Poetry Night Reading Series performance and book release party featuring Davis Poet Laureate Emerita Allegra Silberstein. Silberstein will read from her new Cold River Press book, West of Angels. Opening for Silberstein will be Davis poet Katy Brown.

Trained as an actor, dancer, and teacher, Allegra Silberstein has been writing poetry in California since 1963. Widely published in journals and anthologies, Silberstein was named the first Poet Laureate of Davis in 2010. Accomplished in many forms of art and performance, Allegra is a dancer with Pamela Trokanski’s Third Stage Company, and she sings and plays washboard with the Front Porch Bluegrass band in Davis.

Silberstein has authored three chapbooks: Acceptance by Small Poetry Press, In The Folds by Rattlesnake Review, and Through Sun-Glinting Particles by Parallel Press. She edited the anthology of Davis poets titled Entering. Her new book, West of Angels, has recently been published by Cold River Press.

Dr. Andy Jones has written this about West of Angels: “Like some of the characters in this marvelous new book, West of Angels, beloved and perceptive Davis Poet Laureate Emerita Allegra Silberstein speaks “in hushed temple voices of ordinary things” and makes the quotidian awaken and enliven, like one poem’s “gigantic petrified eggs . . . hatching in golden shadows.” The Silberstein voice is receptive to the offerings of nature, from the “lacework lichens on an altar of fallen limbs,” to the “murmurations of light that move / through maple leaves golden red in the winter sun.” Compelled to “speak the tender of [her] thoughts,” Silberstein explores discoveries made possible by an alert and sympathetic imagination, she recounts generous insights about the human spirit, and she “mirrors with perfect clarity” the specific and chromatic variety of the natural world. Silberstein’s writing reminds us why, as one poem’s title tells us, “there are so many reasons for singing,” and each of these patient and accessible songs rewards the reader and speaker innumerably. With West of Angels, Silberstein reminds us all why she is so widely welcomed and appreciated by event hosts, editors, and anthologists alike.”

Joining Silberstein on stage will be the talented stand-up bass player Keith Cary. Cary plays steel guitar, string bass, and mandolin, among other instruments. He also builds many of the instruments he plays, so he knows them inside and out.

Opening for Silberstein will be Davis poet and photographer Katy Brown. Brown’s work appears frequently in Medusa’s Kitchen and Convergence. Rattlesnake Press produced The Quality of Light, a chapbook of her photographs and poems. Brown has won awards in The Ina Coolbrith Circle, Berkeley Poets’ Dinner, California Federation of Chaparral Poets, and The International Dance Poetry competitions; and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Brown’s photographs can be found on the covers of the Silberstein books Entering and West of Angels.

The featured poet will perform starting at 8 PM. The open mic will begin at 9 PM, and the after-party at de Vere’s Irish Pub will start at 10 PM. You are encouraged to arrive early to secure a seat and to sign up for a spot on the open mic List. Copies of Allegra Silberstein’s new book West of Angels will be available for sale at the Gallery and is available online via Cold River Press.

The Poetry Night Reading Series 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. We hope to see you there!

 

Who: Allegra Silberstein and Katy Brown

What: The Poetry Night Reading Series

When: Thursday, April 2nd, 8 pm

Where: John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 1st Street

The John Natsoulas Gallery – (530) 756-3938

www.poetryindavis.com

West of Angels at Cold River Press

The Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/992482347431240/

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Joshua Clover

Please join us at 8pm on Thursday, March 19th at the John Natsoulas Gallery in for a Poetry Night Reading Series reading by Joshua Clover. Free refreshments will be provided at this special event.

 

Joshua Clover is the author of three books of poetry and two of cultural history and theory. His new book of poetry, Red Epic, has just been published by Commune Editions (spring 2015); his book on the political economy of struggle, Of Riot, will be published by Verso in spring, 2016.

 

Lauded by sources from Judith Butler to Entertainment Weekly, Joshua Clover’s poetry has received multiple honors including the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets and a Village Voice book of the year. His poems appear in many anthologies, including three times in the Best American Poetry, twice in Pushcart Prize collections, and one poem in the prestigious Norton Introduction to Literature. His own poetry has been translated into French, Spanish, Flemish, Swedish, Danish and Greek. Born in Oakland and still a Bay Area resident, Clover has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, and GQ; he has been a columnist for SPIN, The Village Voice, and The Nation, where he currently writes “Pop and Circumstance.” He is a Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of California, Davis.

 

Joshua Clover will perform starting at 8 PM. The open mic will begin at 9 PM, and the after-party at de Vere’s Irish Pub will start at 10 PM. You are encouraged to arrive early to secure a seat and to sign up for a spot on the Open Mic List.

 

Hosted by Dr. Andy Jones, the Poet Laureate of Davis, The Poetry Night Reading Series 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. We hope to see you there!

 

Who: Joshua Clover

What: The Poetry Night Reading Series

When: Thursday, March 19th, 8pm

Where: John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 1st Street

Media Contact: Andy Jones – aojones@gmail.com

The John Natsoulas Gallery – (530) 756-3938

www.poetryindavis.com

Find the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1426465187647109/

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