Sunday, April 1, 2012

April 5th & 6th Poetry Readings at Books & Bookshelves

Two readings at Books & Bookshelves, April 5 and April 6

Readings begin around 7:30 p.m.

Amber DiPietra and Marjorie Stein

Thursday, April 5

Amber DiPietra is a poet who lives and works as a disability advocate in the Bay Area. Read about her embodied writing classes at Her work has been featured in anthologies such as the best-selling Beauty is a Verb, and she recently presented a solo performance piece at the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco. In 2011 Kenning Editions published Waveform, a chapbook-length poem written with Denise Leto.

Marjorie Stein was born in 1958 in rural southwestern Michigan. She traveled to San Francisco during spring break in 1978 and decided to stay. Marjorie lives in Santa Rosa, California, where
she works as a sustainability analyst for green building design. She currently serves as an Assistant Editor for VOLT. Marjorie's work has appeared in The Denver Quarterly, New American Writing, VOLT, zaum, Phoebe, Poetry Motel, Pavement, Saw Press, and other publications. An Atlas of Lost Causes, published in 2011 by Kelsey Street Press, is her first book.

George Quasha and Alana Siegel

Friday, April 6

George Quasha is a poet and artist who explores a common principle in language, sculpture, drawing, video, sound, and performance. His books include Somapoetics (1973), Ainu Dreams (1999), Axial Stones: An Art of Precarious Balance (2006), An Art of Limina: Gary Hill's Works and Writings (2009, with (Charles Stein), Verbal Paradise (preverbs) (2010), and Scorned Beauty Comes Up From Behind (preverbs) (just published). Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (video art) and an NEA Fellowship (poetry), he now lives in Barrytown, New York. See

Alana Siegel is a poet, photographer, printer, and performer. Archipelago, a poem in five movements, is forthcoming from Station Hill Press. The Occupations by the ge collective is available from Books & Bookshelves. 27 Lunar Mansions, a book of dreams, is soon tobe
printed. Alana lives, performs, and reads throughout the San Francisco Bay area.

Books & Bookshelves is located at 99 Sanchez at 14th Street, in the Duboce Triangle, between the Castro and the Lower Haight. Readings are free but BYOB.

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