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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 7:00pm
Poetry Flash & Moe’s Books
co-present
100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE READING
GLORIA FRYM, JOSEPH LEASE & DONNA de la PERRIERE

MOE’S BOOKS, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, (510) 849-2087, moesbooks.com, Poetryflash.org.

Gloria Frym’s new book of poetry is Mind over Matter. Rae Armantrout asks, “How does the present imprint itself on language, on poetry? Gloria Frym’s Mind over Matter shows us that: the outlines of the endless wars, the credit default swaps. But it also shows poetry resisting thisŠThis book makes me want to cheer.” Frym is both a poet and a short story writer; her books of poems include Homeless at Home and By Ear; her story collections include Distance No Object and How I Learned. She teaches at California College of the Arts.

Donna de la Perrière’s second book of poems is Saint Erasure. Donald Revell says, “in Saint Erasure, we may witness, with the leisure of true virtue, poetry’s essential miracle.ŠThe curve of a cheekbone becomes eternal love, and memory an ocean. Here is a radiant palimpsest. Here is vision awash in vision itself.” She teaches at California College of the Arts and San Francisco State University and curates the Bay Area Poetry Marathon.

Joseph Lease’s new book is Testify. Julie Carr says, “Šhe is one of the few writers I have ever read who unveils the deeply personal in the political. We are his grateful readers, for we need this book now.” He is also the author of Broken World, Human Rights, and The Room. His poems have been featured on NPR and published in or selected for The AGNI 30th Anniversary Poetry Anthology, VQR, Bay Poetics, Paris Review, The Best American Poetry, and the forthcoming Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology (second edition). He chairs the MFA Program in Writing at California College of the Arts.

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  1. Reading begins at 7pm. Readers so far:

    Gloria Frym’s new book of poetry is Mind over Matter. Rae Armantrout asks, “How does the present imprint itself on language, on poetry? Gloria Frym’s Mind over Matter shows us that: the outlines of the endless wars, the credit default swaps. But it also shows poetry resisting this…This book makes me want to cheer.” Frym is both a poet and a short story writer; her books of poems include Homeless at Home and By Ear; her story collections include Distance No Object and How I Learned. She teaches at California College of the Arts.

    Donna de la Perrière’s second book of poems is Saint Erasure. Donald Revell says, “in Saint Erasure, we may witness, with the leisure of true virtue, poetry’s essential miracle.…The curve of a cheekbone becomes eternal love, and memory an ocean. Here is a radiant palimpsest. Here is vision awash in vision itself.” She teaches at California College of the Arts and San Francisco State University and curates the Bay Area Poetry Marathon.

    Joseph Lease’s new book is Testify. Julie Carr says, “…he is one of the few writers I have ever read who unveils the deeply personal in the political. We are his grateful readers, for we need this book now.” He is also the author of Broken World, Human Rights, and The Room. His poems have been featured on NPR and published in or selected for The AGNI 30th Anniversary Poetry Anthology, VQR, Bay Poetics, Paris Review, The Best American Poetry, and the forthcoming Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology (second edition). He chairs the MFA Program in Writing at California College of the Arts

  2. 100,000 poets, one million marchers. we saw how all these good sentiments have no power to stop the juggernaut of the corporate, international terror state because our level of discourse is words, and their discourse is depleted uranium tipped bullets. Depleted uranium (DU) is another way of saying “dirty bomb.” 350 areas of iraq soils are now irradiated FOR ALL ETERNITY; localized contamination continues to be spread by dust and wind storms, sandstorms and rainstorms; 15 in 500 iraqi babies are born horrifically deformed because the chromosomes of their parents have been damaged by DU exposure. 1 in three iraqis have cancer. the pentagon prevents anyone reporting on these statistics through a program of censorship and disinformation and dirty tricks. that is why “immunity” is in the pipeline for all us/nato troops deployed there. returning us troops have fathered severely deformed children; their urine tests positive for uranium from exposure to DU. there is a “reason” for all this: nuclear waste, the waste products of nuclear testing and nuclear reactors is now in the millions of tons; the pentagon’s policy of using DU ordnance —especially in oil-rich countries—is an effort to GET RID of nuclear waste. But every time we turn on a light, or turn on our computers, we are benefiting from nuclear power; we are living in the pipeline that deliberately spews nuclear by-products on the soils of “other” people, members, like us, of the same human race. let us not forget that we are one human flesh. now let us make “words” that stop the murder of a planet which, last time i looked, was not the property of general dynamics, general electric, and all the other general murderers.

    • But all we can do is all we can do. Turn out the light, don’t drive, go to the demonstrations, organize events like this. Without intellgent and vigorous opposition things will collapse much faster.

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