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Bin Ramke - Thursday, September 8 at 7 PM
Julie Otsuka - Thursday, September 15 at 7 PM
More Upcoming Events
Poet BIN RAMKE reads from
Theory of Mind and Tendril
Thursday, September 8 at 7 PM
Join us for an exceptional evening of poetry with award-winning poet Bin Ramke, who will read from Theory of Mind: New and Selected Poems and Tendril.
Ramke, whose book The Difference Between Night and Day won the Yale Younger Poets Award, teaches writing and contemporary literature at the University of Denver, and edits the Denver Quarterly. His other titles include: Matter, and Airs, Waters, Places. Ramke's essays and reviews have appeared in the Boston Review, the Ohio Review and American Notes & Letters. His new collection will be available in February.
Bin Ramke's poetry presents itself as a product of curious research on many different topics, most particularly etymology, but with side trips to mathematics, Greek philosophy, the poetry of Rilke and Christopher Smart — just about anything, in fact. — John Ashbery on Ramke's Tendril
JULIE OTSUKA reads from
The Buddha in the Attic
Thursday, September 15 at 7 PM
Meet Julie Otsuka, who will read from her spellbinding new novella, the long-awaited follow up to her debut novel When the Emperor was Divine.
The Buddha in the Attic is the story of a group of Japanese mail-order brides making a life for themselves in America in the decades before World War II. The womens' experiences are narrated in first-person plural, beginning with their departure from Japan and arduous journey by boat, to their arrival in San Francisco and their tremulous first nights as new wives, their backbreaking work picking fruit in the fields and scrubbing the floors of white women, their struggles to master a new language and a new culture, their experiences as mothers raising children who will ultimately reject their heritage and history - and finally, the arrival of war.
A lovely prose poem that gives a bitter history lesson. — Kirkus Reviews.
More upcoming events:
JUDY HALEBSKY, MATTHEW ZAPRUDER and TROY JOLLIMORE
Read from Their Recent Works
Tuesday, September 20 at 7 PM
Sketching San Francisco's Neighborhoods
Thursday, September 22 at 7 PM
And God Said...A Brief History of Creation
Tuesday, October 4 at 7 PM
Wednesday, October 5 at 7 PM
The Best American Science and Nature Writing
Tuesday, October 11 at 7 PM
The Comfort Garden
Tuesday, October 18 at 7 PM
In a Dog's Heart
Wednesday, October 19 at 7 PM
Wishes & Stitches: A Cypress Hollow Yarn
Thursday, October 20 at 7 PM
Thursday, October 27 at 7 PM
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