Oakland - Poetry Flash with Terry Wolverton and Devreaux Baker
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland presents another installment of the always excellent Poetry Flash, this time with Terry Wolverton and Devreaux Baker, on Sunday, January 29th at 3pm.
Terry Wolverton's new novel, Stealing Angel, deals with questions of custody, child abuse, and conflict between lesbian lovers, and is set in a spiritual commune in the southern Baja town of Todos Santos. Wolverton has published Embers, a novel-in-poems, two other prose novels, a memoir, a short story collection, and several books of poems. She's edited fourteen literary anthologies, including (with Robert Drake) the award-winning six-volume series His: Brilliant New Fiction by Gay Men and Hers: Brilliant New Fiction by Lesbians.
Devreaux Baker's new book of poems is Red Willow People. Jack Hirschman calls it "a brava book of poems by a poet who knows how to surrender to all that metaphor can still make happen." Baker has published two previous books of poetry, Beyond the Circumstance of Sight and Light at the Edge, and she was an editor of Wood, Water, Air and Fire: The Anthology of Mendocino County Women Poets.