Poetry Flash with Christopher Howell, Joseph Millar, and Dorianne Laux

Oakland

Poetry FlashDIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland hosts another installment of Poetry Flash on Sunday, July 30th at 3pm. The featured guest poets will be Christopher Howell, Joseph Millar and Dorianne Laux.

Poetry Flash readings are wheelchair accessible; ASL interpreters may be requested one week in advance from editor@poetryflash.org. Visit Poetryflash.org for more events and reviews!

 

 

 

Poetry FlashChristopher Howell’s new book of poems is Love’s Last Number. Laura Kasischke says, “In these gemlike meditations on love and time and the human condition—and so much more—Christopher Howell’s vision is nearly mystical, his music almost entirely uncanny…There is a distance in this tone that is all about clarity, and a proximity that is all about intimacy, humility.” He has published ten collections, most recently Gaze and Dreamless and Possible, a volume of new and selected poems. His honors include two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, two Washington State Book Awards, and three Pushcart Prizes.

Poetry FlashJoseph Millar’s new book of poems is Kingdom. Marie Howe says, “If this is a kingdom then Joe Millar may be one of the kings. He’s lived enough to be both man and woman now, and he’s learned to sing so sweet a song it might be rising from the broken branches and the bones of the lost horses, or the desert stars, or the scars of the middleweight boxers who finally went home.”  He’s published three previous books of poems, most recently Blue Rust, and he’s won fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Joseph Millar and Dorianne Laux will be reading from their new chapbook of poems about music, Duet, as well as from their own books. 

Poetry FlashDorianne Laux's fifth book of poems is The Book of Men, winner of the Paterson Prize. Alan Shapiro says, "The Book of Men could just as easily have been called The Book of Empathy, or The Book of Negative Capability, or The Book of Intimate Awareness of Who We Are and How We Got To Be This Way. Whether she is writing about men or women, the powerful or the powerless, the present day or the past, Laux observes, evokes and meditates with profound compassion and understanding for the delicate complexities of the human heart." Her previous collections are Awake, What We Carry, finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Smoke, and Facts About the Moon, which won the Oregon Book Award. Among her other honors are a Pushcart Prize, two appearances in Best American Poetry, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Poetry FlashCopies of Kingdom  and Duet will also be available at the event.

 

 

 

 

Event date: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
DIESEL, A Bookstore
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
Love's Last Number: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571314758
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Milkweed Editions - February 14th, 2017

The Book of Men Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393342659
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 6th, 2012