Sunday, September 4, 2016

Poetry Flash (Oakland CA) with Susanne Dyckman and Elizabeth Robinson, September 11, 2016

DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland, California, hosts another installment of Poetry Flash on Sunday, September 11th at 3pm. The featured guest poets will be Susanne Dyckman and Elizabeth Robinson. For more information, check out the link here.

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

Susanne Dyckman’s new book of poems is A Dark Ordinary. George Albon says, “A Dark Ordinary is concerned with a double struggle, that of imagining the words of the early twentieth century immigrants denied civil voices, through the always mute barriers of the photographic record…Dyckman’s poems are courageous attempts to puncture this hard double membrane.” She is also the author of the collection Equilibrium’s Form and three chapbooks, as well as being the co-editor of Instance Press.

Elizabeth Robinson’s most recent book of poems is On Ghosts. Andrew Joron says, “On Ghosts returns us to the haunted aura around words. Here, a crossing of genres—poetry, prose meditation, and personal testimony—shows that language itself amounts to a gathering of ghosts. Robinson’s oblique lyricism beckons us toward a twilight zone where we become ‘witness to the unverifiable.’ This is writing as the highest form of bewitching." Robinson's previous books include Counterpart, Blue Heron, Three Novels: Poems, House Made of Silver, Also Know As, Inaudible Trumpeters, Under That Silky Roof, and Apprehend, winner of the 2003 Fence Modern Poets Prize. She has received grants from the Fund for Poetry, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and the Boomerang Foundation, and recently served as the Hugo Fellow at the University of Montana.

As well, Susanne Dyckman's above/ground press chapbook, Source (2014), as well as Elizabeth Robinson's above/ground press chapbook, Simplified Holy Passage (2015), are still very much available!

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