October is upon us and this coming Thursday, October 22nd we will begin another wonderful year of original poetry, read by the poets themselves, from 7:30-9:00 pm at Logos Books, 513 Second Street. Here are the poets who will be joining us that evening. The readings will be followed by light refreshment and the opportunity to visit with the poets, as well as purchase their signed works. Hope to see you there!
Lynne Knight is the author of four poetry chapbooks and four full-length poetry collections, the most recent of which, Again, appeared from Sixteen Rivers Press. Her work has appeared in a number of journals, including Kenyon Review, Poetry and Southern Review. Her awards and honors include publication in Best American Poetry, the Prix de l’Alliance Française 2006, a PSA Lucille Medwick Memorial Award, the 2009 RATTLE Poetry Prize, and an NEA grant. I Know (Je sais), her translation with the author Ito Naga of his Je sais, appeared in 2013. (www.lynneknight.com)
Dorothy Gilbert’s original poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, The Iowa Review, PEN Southern Lights Anthology, The California Quarterly, the online journals Persimmon Tree and Tattoo Highway, and numerous other journals. A medievalist, she has translated Old and Middle English poetry into modern verse and has published a version of the first known Arthurian romance, the twelfth century Old French Erec and Enide by Chretien de Troyes. Her new book, Marie de France: Poetry is out this month [God willing! It will be published in October.] Dorothy Gilbert has long been secretary of the West Coast branch of PEN, the writers’ international advocacy organization. She has taught literature and writing at The University of California at Davis, Mills College, and The California State University East Bay; currently, semi-retired, she teaches in the Fall Program for Freshmen at the University of California, Berkeley.