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Poetry with Grace Marie Grafton and Gail Entrekin
09/07/2012 7:00 pm
We're delighted to have two poets in the Poetic Matrix publishing house join us for an evening of poetry. In addition, John Peterson, publisher, will be on hand to talk about poetry publishing as well as our authors.
Grace Marie Grafton has just released Whimsy, Reticence & Laud, Unruly Sonnets.
"In these lush sonnets by Grace Grafton, the wild and the cultivated
often collide. Here the habit of observation and the outcome of wonder
produce a passionate immersion in the sensate pleasures of both
language and being, where the weathers of the body, the floats and
drifts of memory, and the bone and yearn of everyday life intersect
and bring us into a place 'where blue's ease slips in,' a molten
language captures us, and laud is a natural response."—Tobey Hiller
Grace is the author of four previous collections of poetry. Zero won the 2000 Poetic Matirx Chapbook Contest. She has taught for many years in the California Poets in the Schools program, for which she was awarded twelve California Arts Council grants. She was named Teacher of the Year by the River of Words annual student poetry contest co-sponsored by Robert Hass.
Grace lives in Oakland.
Gail Entrekin will release Rearrangement of the Invisible this month.
"Part-lyric, part-narrative, part-novella in verse, these poems never
stray far from their passionate appetite for life, fear of the unknown,
and the titanic thrill and mystery of love. Many of these poems deal
with the subtle realities of cancer diagnosis, chemo, the trance
states of illness, the 'wait and see,' the 'opposite oceans' of waking
and dreaming, and the life-defining clarity the threat of death
sharpens. With life's visible stuff blurring the invisible, still,
love—ancient, un-prescribed, redeeming, intuitive—lights up the
Gail Rudd Entrekin has an M.A. in English Literature from Ohio State
University and has taught poetry and English literature at California
colleges for 25 years. Her poems have been widely published in anthologies and literary
magazines and were finalists for the Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry from
Nimrod International Journal in 2011.
Gail lives in Orinda.
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