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Poetry Unbound #28: The Poetry of Place

When: Sun., Jan. 3, 5-8 p.m. 2016

In July 2013, Oakland writers Clive Matson, Karla Brundage, and Richard Loranger teamed up to launch a monthly poetry series at the Art House Gallery & Cultural Center (2905 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley). Each event draws three renowned poets to share their work on a predetermined theme, followed by an open mic. This month’s theme is Place — that amorphous muse evoking childhood playscapes, homes loved and lost, cities that enchanted us as visitors, and landscapes that took our breath away. On January 3, poets Connie Post, Naomi Ruth Lowinsky, and Lucy Lang Day will expound upon their own ideas of place. All three poets are prizewinners: Lang Day and Lowinsky both won the Blue Light Poetry Prize, and Post won a Lyrebird Award. Lang Day is the author of ten poetry collections and chapbooks, a children’s book, and a memoir, and her work appears regularly in magazines and anthologies. Lowinsky’s full-length poetry collection, The Faust Woman Poems, follows one woman’s Faustian escapades in the Sixties and Seventies through the Women’s Liberation Movement. Post served as Livermore’s Poet Laureate for four years between 2005 and 2009, and her full-length book, Floodwater, won the Lyrebird Award. — Erin Baldassari

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