July 31, 2012 - 12:30 PM
736 Mission Street
Your mother will never forgive you if you miss this! Local Jewish poets Matthew Siegel, Melissa Stein, Jacqueline Berger, and Chana Bloch join up with Klezmer band Kugelplex for an hour of free readings and music in association with the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival and the Contemporary Jewish Museum.
Part of the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival’s Lines & Lyrics Series: words and music in Jessie Square from up-and-coming local poets, writers, songwriters, and musicians, curated and hosted by Litquake’s Robin Ekiss.
Melissa Stein is the author of Rough Hone, winner of the 2010 APR/Honickman First Book Prize. Her work has appeared in Southern Review, Harvard Review, New England Review, Best New Poets 2009, and many other journals and anthologies.
Matthew Siegel is a poet and essayist whose writing has appeared in Indiana Review, Mid-American Review, TheRumpus.net, and elsewhere. He teaches literature and writing at San Francisco Conservatory of Music and is a Contributing Editor at The Offending Adam.
Jacqueline Berger’s third book, The Gift That Arrives Broken, won the 2010 Autumn House Award. Poems from the book have been featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. She directs the graduate English program at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont and lives in San Francisco.
Chana Bloch is a poet, translator, and author of four award-winning poetry collections, including Mrs. Dumpty and Blood Honey. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, and Best American Poetry. Her many honors include the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, two NEA fellowships, and two Pushcart Prizes./p>
Music by Kugelplex, featuring Jason Ditzian, Dan Cantrell, Eric Perney, and special guest Rebecca Kleinmann.
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