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Lyrics & Dirges
May 17, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lyrics & Dirges celebrates Work on Wednesday May 17 from 7:30-9pm with a reading at Pegasus Books, 2349 Shattuck Avenue.
Curated by Mk Chavez and Sharon Coleman, hosted by Sharon Coleman
Free with refreshments and bookstore cats!!!
Anna Christine Rodas is an itinerant teacher and educator in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her academic research has explored the social realities of war, violence, and poverty. And her poetry is an attempt to bring to the page the many voices left out of books.
Dawn McGuire is a neurologist-poet and the author of four poetry collections, most recently American Dream with Exit Wound. She has received numerous prizes, including the Indie Book Award in Poetry and the Sarah Lawrence/Campbell Corner Prize for “poems that treat larger themes with lyric intensity.” Her work appears in Zyzzyva, Nimrod International, Narrative and numerous other literary magazines, and has been featured in a New Yorker podcast selected by Poetry Editor, Paul Muldoon.
Originally from San Francisco, Tongo Eisen-Martin is a movement worker and educator who has organized against mass incarceration and extra-judicial killing of Black people throughout the United States. His latest book of poems titled “Someone’s Dead Already” was nominated for a California Book Award. His next book of poems, “Heaven Is All Goodbyes,” is being published by the City Lights Pocket Poets Series.
Heather Bourbeau’s fiction and poetry have been published in 100 Word Story, Cleaver, Duende, Eleven Eleven, Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s Chalkboard, Open City, and The Stockholm Review of Literature. Her journalism has appeared in The Economist, The Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, and Foreign Policy. She was a contributing writer to Not On Our Watch: A Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond with Don Cheadle and John Prendergast. She has worked with various UN agencies, including the UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia and UNICEF Somalia. Her first collection of poetry, Daily Palm Castings, profiles people in overlooked professions.