Friday, April 13, 2007


POETRY FLASH and Cody's Books are pleased to sponsor TODAY:

Friday, April 13, 2007, 7:30 p.m.
Poetry Flash Presents

Mary Mackey

Rochelle Ratner

Corinne Robins

Eileen Tabios

at Berkeley City College
2050 Center Street, between Milvia and Shattuck, Berkeley

There are two public parking garages (right next door and across the street). You also may take BART since the venue is one-half block from downtown Berkeley BART.

Mary Mackey is a novelist and a poet. Her tenth novel, The Notorious Mrs. Winston, has just been published. Her new book of poetry, Breaking the Fever, her fourth, was published in 2006. Dennis Nurkse says of it, "Most poets seem to write poetry with the will, relentlessly suppressing every part of themselves that isn't ecstatic. Mary Mackey writes as a whole person--mind and senses--and the poems are marvelous."

Rochelle Ratner has published fifteen books of poems, most recently Balancing Acts, (2006), Beggars at the Wall, (2006), and House and Home, (2003). She's also published two novels, Bobby's Girl and The Lion's Share, and she's the editor of an anthology, Bearing Life: Women's Writings on Childlessness.

Corinne Robins is a widely published art critic and art historian as well as a poet. She's the author of The Pluralist Era: American Art 1968-81 and of five books of poems, most recently Today's Menu. She coordinates the reading series Poets for Choice in Brooklyn, New York.

Eileen R. Tabios has published fifteen collections of poems, a volume of art essays, a poetry essay/ interview anthology, and a book of short stories. Recipient of the Philippines' National Book Award for Poetry, her most recent books of poems are Dredging for Atlantis, (2006), and SILENCES: The Autobiography of Loss, (2007). In fall 2007 she will publish the multi-genre collection The Light Sang As It Left Your Eyes. A budding vintner, she's Poet Laureate for Dutch Henry Winery in St. Helena, California, and is assiduously researching the poetry of wine.

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