Oakland - Poetry Flash with Willis Barnstone and Stanley Moss
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland presents another installment of the always excellent Poetry Flash, this time with Willis Barnstone and Stanley Moss, on Sunday, February 26th at 3pm.
Willis Barnstone is a much-celebrated, much-published poet, translator, scholar, and editor. He's been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, has just published his translation of the New Testament in two volumes, and has translated Rilke, Sappho, and Mao Zedong, among many others. He'll be celebrating two new books of poems, Café de l'Aube à Paris, which is in both English and French, and Stickball on 88th Street.
Stanley Moss's new book of poems is God Breaketh Not All Men's Hearts Alike: New & Later Collected Poems. W.S. Merwin says, "Again and again, coming upon a poem of Stanley Moss's, I have had the feeling of being taken by surprise. The surprise arose from the nature of his poetry itself, and from the mystery that his poems confront and embody, which makes them both intense and memorable." Among his many books of poems are A History of Color, Asleep in the Garden, The Intelligence of Clouds, and The Skull of Adam. He is the founding editor and publisher of Sheep Meadow Press.