Poets Laurie Glover and Linda Lancione
Perform at the John Natsoulas Gallery
May 19th at 8PM
The Poetry Night Reading Series is proud to welcome poets Laurie Glover and Linda Lancione on Thursday, May 19th at 8 P.M. They will be performing at the John Natsoulas Gallery at 521 1st Street in Davis.
Linda Lancione grew up in the Bay Area and was educated at the University of California, Berkeley. She began writing poetry in the early 1970s under the sway of feminist poets such as Sharon Olds, Adrienne Rich, Susan Griffin and Alta. Her poems have been published widely in literary journals and anthologies, such as Baltimore Review, Cimarron Review, Connecticut Review, Crazyhorse, Harpur Palate, The MacGuffin, Notre Dame Review, Poet Lore, and Spillway. Her poetry chapbooks include Wanting the Moon, This Short Season, and 2% Organic, Poems from a West Marin Dairy Barn. Finishing Line Press will publish her next chapbook, The Taste of Blood, in June, 2016.
Although Lancione’s primary focus has been poetry, in the 1990s she co-wrote two travel guides with Burl Willes, Undiscovered Islands of the Mediterranean and Undiscovered Islands of the U.S. and Canadian West Coast. More recently, she has also been writing essays and fiction. Her personal essay, “The Currency of Love,” was awarded New Letters’ Dorothy Cappon Churchill Prize for Best Essay in 2010, and was recognized by editors of the Pushcart Prize and The Best American Essays collections. Other honors include: Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Residency Fellowship, 2008 and Montalvo Center for the Arts Lucas Arts Program Residency 2013/2014.
She is working on a novel titled Hawk’s Reach.
Laurie Glover’s writing seems always to do with place, whether that place is her childhood mountains, the San Gabriels, northern California rivers, Greek islands, or Tasmania. Her poems have appeared in California Quarterly, Women’s Studies, Terrain, and Nimrod International Journal. Glover is also a poet of collaboration, completing poem cycles with Latina poet Maria Melendez (Seven Fords, Four Cattleguards) and Israeli-American Yosefa Raz (The Dome of the Sky Held the Waters in Check). She has been a resident at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony and was a member of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers in 2015; one of her poems will appear in their anthology, Written Here, in 2016. Her current work arises from the summers she spends working on backcountry trails at a retreat center in Sonoma County. The most recent is about freeing strangled trees from obsolete barbed wire.
The two featured poets will be introduced around 8 P.M., followed by an open mic, with music, at 9 P.M. and an after-party at 10:00 P.M. Come early to claim a seat or to add your name to the open mic list. Poetry Night in Davis is hosted by Davis Poet Laureate Dr. Andy Jones.
May 19: Linda Lancione and Laurie Glover
June 2: UC Davis Professor Katie Peterson and her Advanced Poetry Workshop Students
June 16: Science fiction icon Kim Stanley Robinson with Andy Stewart
July 21: Novelist, Performance Artist, and beloved Davis teacher Chris Erickson
Future: Other poets planned for the future include Richard Loranger, Joshua McKinney, and Joshua Clover.
Media Contact: Andy Jones
The John Natsoulas Gallery 530-756-3938
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