Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Friday, June 7th, America, We Call Your Name: Poems of Resistance and Resilience

Please join us on Friday, June 7th from 7:30-9:30 pm
for a reading from the anthology
featuring readings by Miriam Bird Greenberg,
Lucille Lang Day, Judy Halebsky, and Julia B. Levine!

The evening will be hosted by Sr. Editor Murray Silverstein!


author bios & photos below.

All of our readings are free & open to the public.
Snacks, wine & Lagunitas beer will be served.

365 45th Street | Oakland | 94609
Here's a map.

+ a huge thank you to our generous sponsors!


Miriam Bird Greenberg is a poet and occasional essayist with a fieldwork-derived practice. The author of In the Volcano’s Mouth and the chapbooks All night in the new country and Pact-Blood, Fevergrass, her work has appeared in Granta, Poetry, and The Baffler, and been recognized with fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center and the NEA. She’s currently working on a book about the economic migrants and asylum seekers of Hong Kong's Chungking Mansions.

Lucille Lang Day has published ten poetry collections and chapbooks, most recently Becoming an Ancestor and Dreaming of Sunflowers: Museum Poems, which received the 2014 Blue Light Poetry Prize. She has also co-edited two anthologies, Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California and Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California, and is the author of two children’s books, Chain Letter and The Rainbow Zoo, and an award-winning memoir, Married at Fourteen: A True Story.

Judy Halebsky is the author of the poetry collections Tree Line and Sky=Empty, which won the New Issues Prize. Fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony, and the Canada Council for the Arts have supported her work. Her poems have been published in APR, Field, Zyzzyva and elsewhere. Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she moved to California to study poetry at Mills College. She now lives in Oakland with her spouse and young daughter. She is an associate professor at Dominican University of California and teaches in their low residency MFA program.

Julia B. Levine’s most recent poetry collection, Small Disasters Seen in Sunlight, (LSU press 2014) was awarded the 2015 Northern California Book Award in Poetry. Her awards also include the Tampa Review Poetry Prize for her second collection, Ask, the Anhinga Prize in Poetry and a bronze medal from Foreword magazine for her first collection, Practicing for Heaven, the Pablo Neruda Prize in poetry from Nimrod, and a grand prize from Public Poetry. Widely published, her work has been anthologized in many collections. She lives and works in Davis, California.

Murray Silverstein is the Sr. Editor of America, We Call Your Name: Poems of Resistance and Resilience (2018), and The Place That Inhabits Us: Poems of the San Francisco Bay Watershed (2010), both from Sixteen Rivers Press. He is the author of two books of poetry, Master of Leaves (2014) and Any Old Wolf (2007), both also from Sixteen Rivers. Any Old Wolf received 2007 Independent Publisher medal for poetry. In addition to being a poet, Murray is a retired architect and co-author of four books about architecture, including A Pattern Language (Oxford University Press) and Patterns of Home (The Taunton Press). His poems have appeared in RATTLE, Brooklyn Review, Spillway, California Quarterly, Poetry East, West Marin Review, RUNES, Nimrod, Connecticut Review, Zyzzyva, Fourteen Hills, Pembroke Magazine, Elysian Fields and other journals.