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Doreen Stock + Kate Peper
August 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Talking With Marcelo is a bio-sketch of Argentine journalist Marcelo Holot, a chapbook-length interview in which he answers six questions covering his early years, his life as a student protester during the Dirty Wars, and also his subsequent career as a journalist in Buenos Aires. Holot met and wrote about some of the most important people of his time, including Juan Peron and the Argentine soccer hero, Maradona. His interviewer, the poet and memoir artist Doreen Stock, first met him in Argentina in a tango palace, Confiteria Ideal, where the long conversation which was to become this interview, began. Sixteen photographs complete the limited edition, published by Mine Gallery, Fairfax, CA.
Doreen Stock is a poet, essayist, and memoir practitioner who has been exploring creative nonfiction for thirty plus years from the feminine point of view as a wife, mother of three, single human, and grandmother of eleven. Her first book of poems, The Politics of Splendor, was part of a New American Writers exhibit at the Frankfurt Book Fair that year. It combined poetry and prose poems with her translations from the work of Marina Tsvetaeva and Anna Akhmatova. A selection of Stock’s poetry and translations has been video-archived at Marin Poets, Live! She was a founding member of the Marin Poetry Center and is currently living in Fairfax, California.
In this collection of poems, Dipped in Black Water, Kate Peper explores the imperfect body, the flawed spirit and the uneasy balance she strikes between the two. Horror and depression live side-by-side with humor and hope. These poems reveal how hidden losses do not so much define the person, but once embraced, lead to wholeness.
Kate Peper is a freelance designer and award-winning watercolor painter. She was a recipient of a Marin Arts Council Individual Artist Grant for poetry and her work has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize. Her poetry has appeared in many journals including The Baltimore Review, Cimarron Review, Gargoyle, The Lindenwood Review, Rattle, Spillway, Tar River Review and others.