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Poetry Flash -- feat. Jack Marshall and Gerald Fleming

Submitted by Aaron Bady on Sat, 09/30/2017 - 9:50pm

Sunday, November 12

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EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is excited to welcome back Poetry Flash on Sunday, November 12th at 3pm. This months feature poets are Jack Marshall and Dennis Nurkse 


Jack Marshall’s new book of poems is Fugitive in Full View. Stephen Dunn says, “Jack Marshall is one of our unheralded masters. Very few poets can combine statement and lyricism as well as he can. His fine ear is always evident in his packed three-line stanzas—the sound of words finding and gracing sense, permitting the overtly political, and helping to color his broad sympathies. This is a terrific book, and Marshall is an American treasure.” He has published numerous previous collections and the memoir From Baghdad to Brooklyn. Among his honors are a PEN Center USA Award, two Northern California Book Awards and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. 

Gerald Fleming’s recent book of poems is One. Frederick Barthelme says, “His new volume, One, takes on the monosyllable and wrestles it into dizzying and wonderful pretzel-esque works which may appear, at first glance, non-pretzel-esque. You’ll proably love this book as much as I do.” He’s published three previous collections, Swimming Climbing onto Shore, Night of Pure Breathing, and The Choreographer. A teacher in San Francisco’s public schools for thirty-seven years, he’s written three books for teachers. He edited and published the literary journal Barnabe Mountain Review from 1995 to 2000, and is currently editing both the limited-edition vitreous magazine One (More) Glass and The Collected Prose and Poetry of Lawrence Fixel.

Event date: 
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
Fugitive, in Full View Cover Image
ISBN: 9781566894692
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Coffee House Press - June 13th, 2017

One Cover Image
ISBN: 9781934909973
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hanging Loose Press - January 15th, 2017