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Lone Glen: Poetry w/Chernoff/Edgerton/Gibbons
April 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm$5 - $10
Join us at Temescal Art Center in Oakland for our first Lone Glen of the season at 8 pm on Saturday, April 7th to celebrate the magnetic poetry of Maxine Chernoff, Michael Tod Edgerton, and Heather June Gibbons. Of Camera, Chernoff’s recent release from Subito press, Camille T. Dungy writes, “[These poems] are precise in just the way art is precise. They frame the word as a camera’s lens might frame a portion of what the eye might apprehend, adding a finely wrought filter of human feeling to the arbitrary world.” We’re thrilled to witness that frame, and to listen to charismatic Heather June Gibbons read from her debut book of poems, and to welcome poet Michael Tod Edgerton to the Bay Area.
About the writers:
Maxine Chernoff is the author of six works of fiction and 16 collections of poetry, most recently Camera (Subito) and Here (Counterpath). Winner an NEA in poetry and the PEN Translation Prize, she was a recent Visiting Writer at the American Academy in Rome.
Michael Tod Edgerton is the author of Vitreous Hide (Lavender Ink 2013). His poems have appeared previously as the winner of the Boston Review and Five Fingers Review contests, and in Coconut, Denver Quarterly, Drunken Boat, EOAGH, New American Writing, New Orleans Review, Sonora Review, and Word For/Word, among other journals. Tod holds an MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University and a PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Georgia. He lives with his husband, Greg, in San Francisco. You can check out Tod’s ongoing participatory text and sound project at WhatMostVividly.com.
Heather June Gibbons is the author of Her Mouth as Souvenir, winner of the 2017 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize and forthcoming from the University of Utah Press, and the chapbooks Sore Songs and Flyover. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University and in the community.
About the series:
Lone Glen, now in its seventh 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. Learn more about Lone Glen and our history at https://loneglen.wordpress.com/
About the Venue:
Temescal Art Center is located at 511 48TH street, Oakland. The venue can be accessed via a wide ramp and its bathroom is equipped with hand rails.