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Poetry Flash ft. Lisa Dordal and Rebecca Foust

Submitted by East Bay Booksellers on Wed, 07/25/2018 - 4:51pm

Sunday, November 11

EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is excited to welcome back our friends from Poetry Flash on Sunday, November 11th at 3pm. This month we will be joined by Lisa Dordal and Rebecca Foust.


Lisa Dordal’s new book is Mosaic of the Dark. “A debut poetry collection [that] explores faith and sexuality. Humming with inspired metaphors and everyday relevance, these poems are gems.”—Kirkus Review. She has been nominated for a Pushcart prize, and is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets University Prize and the Robert Watson. Her poetry has appeared in Best New Poets, Ninth Letter, CALYX, Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse, The Greensboro Review, and elsewhere. She teaches at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Rebecca Foust’s most recent book of poems is Paradise Drive, winner of the Press 53 Award for Poetry. Thomas Lux says, “There is great music in these poems, and sonnet after sonnet is masterful. Not since Berryman’s Henry have I been so engaged by a persona: Pilgrim, who ‘like most of we” is good and bad, hapless sometimes, other times approaching wisdom, always sending deeper and deeper her primary roots.” Her previous books include God, Seed: Poetry and Art About the Natural World and All That Gorgeous Pitiless Song. Among her honors are a Foreword Book of the Year Award, an MMM Press Poetry Book Prize, and two Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook prizes. Rebecca Foust is the current Poet Laureate of Marin County. 

Event date: 
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
Mosaic of the Dark Cover Image
ISBN: 9781625579867
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Black Lawrence Press - January 31st, 2018

Paradise Drive Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941209165
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Press 53 - April 24th, 2015