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The Long Blue RoomJOAN GELFAND
Reading from their Latest Collections
Thursday, March 27 at 7 PM

We are pleased to welcome local poets Joan Gelfand, Jack & Adelle Foley and Clara Hsu for a special reading this Thursday night!

Joan will read from her new book The Long Blue Room, a powerful collection of poems that invites us to see things that we usually overlook. She is the author of A Dreamer's Guide to Cities and Streams and <>Seeking Center.

"After reading William Saroyan years ago, I wanted to meet him, shake his hand and drink a beer with him. I feel the same way about Joan Gelfand." - Joel Fallon, Benicia Poet Laureate (Emeritus)

Jack and Adelle Foley will read from Jack's collection Eyes, called "a brilliantly shaped selection" by Christopher Bernard. A mentor to both Joan Gelfand and Clara Hsu, Jack recently launched Poetry Hotel Press with Clara. He is the author of The Dancer and the Dance and Visions & Affiliations: California Poetry 1940-2005.

Clara, a musician, poet, translator, and Pushcart Prize nominee (2001), will read from her collection of prose and poetry, Babouche Impromptu.

Next Month:

The Cooked Seed ANCHEE MIN
The Cooked Seed
Thursday, April 3 at 7 PM
Now in paperback!

Anchee Min, author of the internationally bestselling memoir Red Azalea, will read from her eagerly awaited sequel, The Cooked Seed - now available in paperback. In The Cooked Seed, Min shares the next chapter of her life, an immigrant story that takes her from the violence and deprivation of her homeland China to the sudden bounty of America - without language, money or a clear path.

Abraham Lincoln's Path to Reelection in 1864
Thursday, April 10 at 7 PM

The fate of the Union and the emancipation of slaves were at stake in the national election of 1864 - the most important election in the history of the United States, and a beacon of hope for the world. In Martin's new book, Lincoln's presidency is taken step by step, and the words quoted are Lincoln's own, as well as the words of opponents and allies.

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