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Book Launch for Jan Steckel’s Like Flesh Covers Bone
December 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0Free
Oakland poet Jan Steckel will read from her new poetry book Like Flesh Covers Bone (Zeitgeist Press, December 2018), followed by an open mic, hosted by Jeanne Lupton.
“These poems have come for blood. Honest and direct, Jan writes often humorous, always electrified poetry of great depth and courage. Take this journey!” James Cagney, author of Black Steel Magnolias in the Hour of Chaos Theory (Nomadic Press, 2018)
Jan Steckel is a former pediatrician who stopped practicing medicine because of chronic pain. Her latest poetry book is Like Flesh Covers Bone (Zeitgeist Press, December 2018). Her poetry book The Horizontal Poet (Zeitgeist Press, 2011) won a 2012 Lambda Literary Award. Her fiction chapbook Mixing Tracks (Gertrude Press, 2009) and poetry chapbook The Underwater Hospital (Zeitgeist Press, 2006) also won awards. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Scholastic Magazine, Bellevue Literary Review, New Verse News, November 3 Club, Assaracus and elsewhere. Her work has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize.