Oakland poet Cassandra Dallett hosted a reading at Pegasus Books in Berkeley on Wednesday, 5/28/14 for the release of Wet Reckless from Manic D Press. Wet Reckless is Dallett’s first full length collection. She has previously published in many of the Bay area’s leading journals, both print and online. Mining the vein of memoir, Dallett writes of her rural hippie childhood, her incarcerated lovers, teenage sex, politics and spirituality in a voice that is at once as rough as a prison yard fist fight and as smooth as a well lubricated lock. Also reading were East Bay poets Mk Chavez, Joel Landmine and Alexandra Naughton. Photo by Jeff Von Ward. Watch:
You can read an interview and watch an exclusive reading Cassandra did for The Write Stuff here, and check her out at several events this week:
- Sacred Grounds on Wednesday, 6/4
- At Dog Eared Books on Friday, 6/6
- At The Make-Out Room on Saturday, 6/21
- At the 3300 Club on Monday, 6/30
Charles Kruger is co-founder and -curator of the monthly Bay Area Generations: A Reading Series for the Ages, which features intergenerational literary couplings. He has previously served on the Board of Directors for Quiet Lightning, and his poetry and prose has been published in sparkle + blink, Red Fez, onthebus, The Rumpus and others. He is also the proud perpetrator of TheatreStorm, a website reviewing the Bay area theatre scene, and a member of the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle. Charles often spits literature in public venues and he paints sometimes, too.