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Zeitgeist Press Presents: Julia Vinograd Release Party – Selected Works and Tribute Anthology

October 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT


Zeitgeist Press is very excited to present two new Julia Vinograd books with a celebration at Himalayan Flavors. Publisher Bruce Isaacson has put together A Symphony for Broken Instruments, a seminal collection of selected works along with a big section of previously unpublished poems. Never before has such a tour de force of Vinograd’s work been together in one volume, which is 384 pages in total, including art by Deborah Vinograd and Chris Trian. At the same event, editor Deborah Fruchey presents Our Lady of Telegraph Avenue, the new tribute anthology of poems to, for, and about Julia Vinograd by a slew of friends and local writers.

Please join us for a festive afternoon celebrating the life and work of this remarkable woman who energized and shaped the poetry of the SF Bay Area for over fifty years.

Zeitgeist Press Presents:

Julia Vinograd Release Party –  Selected Works and Tribute Anthology



Bruce Isaacson presenting A Symphony for Broken Instruments: Selected and New Works by Julia Vinograd


Deborah Fruchey presenting the Julia Vinograd tribute anthology Our Lady of Telegraph Avenue


with readings from both volumes

Hosted by Bruce Isaacson & Deborah Fruchey

Sunday, October 20, 2019

2-4 pm


event is free of charge and books for sale at a one-time discount




Julia Vinograd, the popular poet identified with the streets of Berkeley, California, published 70 books during her life (1943-2018).  She was raised in Pasadena and Berkeley, where her mother was a poet and English Professor.  Her father was announced to win a Nobel Prize in Biochemistry but passed away before the award. Julia earned a B.A. at U.C. Berkeley and an M.F.A. at the famed Iowa Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa.  She won an American Book award from the Before Columbus Foundation, a Pushcart Prize, and a “Lifetime Achievement Award as Berkeley’s unofficial Poet Laureate.” She was also famed as the Bubble Lady for her love of blowing soap bubbles for children on Telegraph Avenue. This book represents a life’s work of Street Poems that are accessible, charming, and deeply human.


October 20, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
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