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Classical Mediterranean Poetry: Greek, Roman, Hebrew, & Egyptian
March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Local poets and authors read from Classic Mediterranean poetry on Sunday, March 10, 4pm to 5pm at Olive This Olive That, 304 Vicksburg St., just off 24th St. in Noe Valley. Erika Atkinson reads from Roman poetry, Marylee Mcneal from Greek, Wayne Goodman Hebrew, and San Francisco poet laureate Kim Shuck New Kingdom Egyptian. Readings will be in English, with snippets in the original languages to give a flavor of how they sounded in their time. Free admission and free refreshments.
This is a Word Week 2019 event. Word Week is Noe Valley’s annual literary festival. For a full listing of Word Week 2019 events, go to http://bit.ly/2WXT09H.
More about the readers:
Erika Atkinson has published five books, including Exhort the Goddesses, a poetry collection; Ode to the Castro; and three travel memoirs. She has been a long-time reader of classic and ancient literature and poetry and will read the prose poem “Pyramus and Thisbe” from Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
Wayne Goodman has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area most of his life (with too many cats). He hosts Queer Words Podcast, conversations with Queer-identified authors about their works and lives. When not writing, he enjoys playing Gilded Age parlor music on the piano, with an emphasis on women, Gay, and Black composers. He will be reading from King David’s “Song of Solomon and Jonathan.”
MaryLee McNeal writes poetry and fiction. Her novel Home Again, Home Again won the Clark award at San Francisco State University. Her poetry chapbooks are The Space Between Us and The Way We Fall. Her work has been published in The Bellevue Literary Review, Chattaqua, Santa Clara Review, and other magazines and anthologies. She will be reading poems by Sappho.
Kim Shuck is a silly protein. Born and raised in San Francisco, Shuck has been writing and reading poems since the early 70s. She has three full-length solo books and one chapbook. Shuck is currently the poet laureate of San Francisco. She will be reading rarely heard New Kingdom Egyptian poetry.