When: Mon., Feb. 4, 7 p.m. 2008
With her work published in more than two hundred publications, CheriseWyneken has been around the literary block a good many times. Her books include Old Haunts, Round Trip, and Freddie -- a novel about a young widow furious at her fate. (Sample lines: "You been walkin' around here with your heart draped for a funeral. You locked yourself in prison with your pout and barred your view. And you ain'tgoin' to be free till you forgive. Hatin' is like internal bleedin'.") Wyneken headlines Feb. 4's Poetry Express at Priya Indian Cuisine (2072 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley). An open mic follows. Come early, mention the poetry, and get a 10 percent discount on your meal. 7 p.m.