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Apogee Press at Lone Glen
February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST$5 – $10
Please join us at 7 pm on Tuesday, February 25th for a night of poetry revelry at The Bindery in San Francisco. The Lone Glen series will celebrate the beginning of its ninth year with Apogee Press, featuring poets Elizabeth Robinson, Barbara Tomash, Laura Walker, and Edward Smallfield, who is also launching his latest book, to whom it may concern. Whereas Smallfield explores the “lyric meditation, [where] eros and erasure alternately fuse and efface until erasure becomes manifestation . . .”, Walker assures us that narrative is “a music to live by”, Tomash reminds us that “every word was once a poem”, and Robinson allows us to “revel in the slippery meanings of common words as they pour through the security perimeters.” We look forward to witnessing each of these poets pour through their works and invite you to share their words with us.
About the series:
Lone Glen, now in its ninth year, is a quarterly art-centric reading and performance series dedicated to creating a down-to-earth, inclusive space among writers and artists of all genres. Suggested donation for this reading is $5-$10 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
About the Venue:
The Bindery, an outcrop of The Booksmith, is a magical bookstore/event space with a beer, wine and cocktail bar, located at 1727 Haight Street. The Bindery is wheelchair accessible.
About the poets:
ELIZABETH ROBINSON is the author, most recently, of Rumor (Parlor Press/Free Verse Editions) and Blue Heron (Center for Literary Publishing). Her nonfiction essays have appeared recently in Conjunctions and Scoundrel Time. Robinson has received grants from the Fund for Poetry, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and the Maison Dora Maar. With Jennifer Phelps, she co-edited the critical anthology Quo Anima: innovation and spirituality in contemporary women’s poetry, published by University of Akron Press in 2019.
EDWARD SMALLFIELD is the author of to whom it may concern, equinox, The Pleasures of C, and americana. He is also the author of several collaborative projects, One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (with Doug MacPherson), locate (with Miriam Pirone), and lirio and anonymous (both with Valerie Coulton). His poems have appeared in Barcelona INK, Denver Quarterly, e-poema.eu, Five Fingers Review, New American Writing, Páginas Rojas, Parthenon West Review, 26, and many other magazines and websites. He has participated in poetry conferences in Delphi, Paou, Paros, and Sofia, and lives in Barcelona with his wife, the poet Valerie Coulton.
BARBARA TOMASH is the author of four books of poetry: PRE- (Black Radish Books 2018), Arboreal (Apogee 2014), The Secret of White (Spuyten Duyvil 2009), and Flying in Water, winner of the 2005 Winnow First Poetry Award. An earlier version of PRE- was a finalist for the Colorado Prize and the Rescue Press Black Box Poetry Prize. Before her creative interests turned her toward writing she worked extensively as a multimedia artist. Her poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Web Conjunctions, New American Writing, Verse, VOLT, OmniVerse, and numerous other journals. She lives in Berkeley, California, and teaches in the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University.
LAURA WALKER is the author of story (Apogee Press, 2016), Follow–Haswed (Apogee Press, 2012), bird book (Shearsman Books, 2011), rimertown/ an atlas (UC Press, 2008), and swarm lure (Battery Press, 2004). She grew up in rural North Carolina and now lives in Berkeley, CA, where she teaches creative writing. More information is available at laura-walker.com.