Irish-American Poets: A Reading
Date: Mar 22,2012
Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Irish-American Poets: A Reading featuring Terry Ehret, Gerald Fleming and Laura Moriarty
Join us for an evening of exploring Irish-American poetry through the voices of three esteemed local poets. This is the second event in a series held at The Meridian Gallery by Crossroads in celebration of the art exhibit of Irish painter, Patrick Graham.
Terry Ehret is a poet and teacher, one of the founders of the innovative Sixteen Rivers Press, a hands-on publishing collective run by and for San Francisco Bay Area Poets. She has published four collections of poetry, most recently Night Sky Journey from Kelly's Cove Press. Literary awards include the National Poetry Series, California Book Award, Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize, Nomination for the Northern California Book Reviewer's Award, and five Pushcart Prize nominations. From 2004-2006, she served as the poet laureate of Sonoma County where she lives and teaches.
Gerald Fleming's poetry and prose poems have appeared widely over the past thirty years. He has won numerous awards and fellowships, and between 1995 and 2000 he edited and published the literary magazineBarnabe Mountain Review, whose archives can be found at U.C. Berkeley's Bancroft Library. His book of poemsSwimmer Climbing onto Shore was published in 2005, and a book of prose poems, Night of Pure Breathing, appeared last spring from Hanging Loose Press in New York. He taught in the San Francisco public schools for thirty-seven years, and has published three books for teachers, the most recent of which is Rain, Steam, and Speed(Jossey-Bass/Wiley). He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. A new book of longer prose poems, The Choreographer, is due out in spring of 2013.
Laura Moriarty's books include A Tonalist an essay poem from Nightboat Books, the novels, Cunning and Ultravioleta. A Semblance: Selected and New Poems, 1975 - 2007 came out from Omnidawn in 2007. Who That Divines is forthcoming from Nightboat Books. She is the author of ten other books of poetry going back to 1980. She won the Poetry Center Book Award in 1983, a Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Award in Poetry in 1992, a New Langton Arts Award in Literature 1998 and a Fund for Poetry grant in 2007. She has taught at Mills College and Naropa University, among other places, and is Deputy Director of Small Press Distribution. For more, see the blog A Tonalist Notes.
A Co-production with the 9th Annual Crossroads Irish-American Festival.