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Kelsay Books Poetry Reading: Where Is the River Called Pishon?

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On December 17, 2022 I enjoyed reading with a crew of other Kelsay Books poets, including Daniel Lusk, Jennifer Freed, Rita Maria Martinez, and Paul Bone, among others. I’m reading three poems from my first book, Where Is the River Called Pishon? - the title poem, “Winter Solstice,” and “The Poplars of August.”   [youtube] I had a whole blog post written telling you the story of my publication journey with Kelsay Books, but I realized it would be of no interest to anyone, so I’m sparing you. If you really want to know all about it, let me know and I’ll send you an email. Otherwise, enjoy the poetry!

David Ruekberg & Alicia Hoffman read from their new books

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Join David Ruekberg, author of Hour of the Green Light, and Alicia Hoffman, author of Animal as they read from their new books of poetry. The reading will be followed by a discussion about their writing.

The reading is hosted by Writers & Books, and will be presented on Zoom.

David and Alicia meet regularly in a poetry workshop with their friends Charlie Cote and Danielle Scheid Cote. David and Alicia happen to have their newest books published by FutureCycle Press, but that is a complete coincidence.

Click here to read about Alicia's previous books, Railroad Phoenix and Like Stardust in the Peat Moss, both published by Kelsay Books.

This reading is free and open to the public. Click here to register at Writers & Books to receive your Zoom link a day or two before the reading.

Hour of the Green LightAnimal, by Alicia Hoffman



Poetry: Image and Sentence (workshop)

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Ezra Pound defined image as “that which presents an intellectual and emotional complex in an instant of time.” It’s the thing that sparks a moment of epiphany, that makes us go “Ah!” And yet poems are made of sentences, or parts of sentences, one damn word after another. In this class, we’ll look at how words, lines, and sentences prepare the way for moments of increased understanding. Through discussion and brief written commentary, we’ll look at how poets from John Keats to Yehuda Amichai (and beyond) wrangle with this interplay. Participants will generate new writing and discuss it in the same way we discuss published work, noticing what’s there and how it’s working, rather than “fixing” other people’s poems. Six Wednesdays, beginning March 11, 2020, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. The final class will be a public reading. See Writers & Books link below to register. Deadline to register: March 4. Please contact me if you have questions.