You are here

Poetry Flash -- featuring Lara Gularte & Mary Mackey

Submitted by East Bay Booksellers on Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:52pm

Sunday, April 8

EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is excited to welcome back our friends from Poetry Flash on Sunday, April 8th at 3pm. The month's feature poets are Lara Gularte and Mary Mackey.  

Lara Gularte’s debut book of poems is Kissing the Bee. Vamberto Freitas says, “This is a poetry testifying [to] our perpetual search for self, and also an eloquent voyage in search of inner liberation…Her poetry is consistently one of great erudition, sensuality, and Catholicism’s role within the Portuguese-American presence in the United States.” Her poetry, inspired by her Azorean heritage, is included in a book edited by Freitas called Imaginários Luso-Americanos e Azorianos. She also traveled to Cuba in 2017 with a delegation of American poets to appear at the Festival Internacional de Poesia de la Habana. She is currently an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine.

Mary Mackey’s new book of poems is Travelers With No Ticket Home. B. L. Kennedy, The Gipsy Art Show, says, “ Mary Mackey’s poetry intertwines English and Portuguese in a brilliant, lyrical meditation on nature, childhood, and the destruction of the rainforests of the Amazon, and the real and psychological landscapes of travel.” She’s published fourteen novels, one of which made The New York Times Bestseller List, and a number of poetry collections of which the penultimate, Sugar Zone, won the 2012 Josephine Miles PEN Oakland Award.

Event date: 
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
Kissing the Bee Cover Image
ISBN: 9780986204975
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bitter Oleander Press - January 10th, 2018

Travelers with No Ticket Home Cover Image
ISBN: 9780988235656
Availability: Special Order
Published: Marsh Hawk Press - April 2014

Sugar Zone Cover Image
ISBN: 9780984635313
Availability: Special Order
Published: Marsh Hawk Press - October 4th, 2011