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Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland presents another installment of the always excellent Poetry Flash, this time with Joan Aleshire, Stephanie Brown, and Martha Rhodes on Sunday, September 23rd at 3pm.Joan Aleshire's new book of poems is Happily. Stephen Dobyns says of it, "Aleshire's poems are as much sound as sense, and together they don't talk so much about a vanished time as recreate it with all its many levels of actuality and gradations of emotions." Stephanie Brown's latest book book of poems is Domestic Interior. Tony Hoagland says, "Stephanie Brown is one of my favorite poets. There's something lethally, courageously blunt in her poems. Her star is stationed somewhere in the quadrant of Sylvia Plath and Anne Carson, and it throbs with its own distinctive human brightness." Her first collection was Allegory of the Supermarket, and her work has been anthologized in American Poetry: The Next Generation, Body Electric: Twenty-five Years of America's Best Poetry, and in four editions of The Best American Poetry.Martha Rhodes's new book is The Beds. Cate Marvin says, "I can assure you that Martha Rhodes' unflinching manner in The Beds will make you flinch - what's so brilliant about this book is how steadfastly it refuses closure. These poems, grim and wise, never arrive in the guise of the Good Girl. And for that brand of honesty, I am most grateful." Her previous collections are At the Gate, Perfect Disappearance, which won the Green Rose Prize, and Mother Quiet. She is Director of Four Way Books.
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Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes local author Nell Stephenson to the store to discuss and sign her new book, Paleoista, on Sunday, September 23rd at 3pm. The Paleo Diet grows out of the belief that we were intended to eat off the land: what walks on it, grows from it, or swims in its waters. It's about sticking to the kind of foods that human beings were born to ingest (fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, lean meats, and natural fats), and excluding those that were developed later (grains, legumes, dairy products, salt, refined sugar, and processed oils). As the ultimate Paleoista, Nell Stephenson knows exactly how to incorporate the Paleo diet into one's day-to-day life with ease, efficiency, and style.Nell Stephenson is the coauthor of The Paleo Diet Cookbook. Her writing has appeared in The Paleo Diet Newsletter, USA Triathlon, and other publications. She owns and operates an online Paleo nutritional counseling business and is a competitive endurance athlete who has raced in Ironman World Championships. Visit her online at Paleoista.com.