June 26, 2012 - 12:30 PM
736 Mission Street
Litquake curates Lines & Lyrics as part of the free outdoor lunch series at Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. This month, we’re featuring FOLKS and FOLK: poets and musicians with roots in the Bay and beyond — with a Carolina bent and original folk music from Carolyna Picnick.
Poets Dean Rader, author of Works & Days, Rachel Richardson, author of Copperhead, David Roderick, author of Blue Colonial, Rebecca Black, author of Cottonlandia, and local poet and journalist Twilight Greenaway. Original folk music is provided by musical guest Carolyna Picknick featuring Dina Maccabee and Sylvain Carton.
About the poets & musicians
Dean Rader’s Works & Days won the 2010 T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize. His book, Engaged Resistance: American Indian Art, Literature, and Film from Alcatraz to the NMAI was published in April.
Rachel Richardson is the author of Copperhead (Carnegie Mellon, 2011), and her poems have appeared in the New England Review, Slate, Shenandoah, and elsewhere. She’ll be the 2012-2013 Kenan Visiting Writer at the UNC, Chapel Hill.
David Roderick’s first book, Blue Colonial, won the APR/Honickman Prize. Recent poems have appeared in Poetry, New England Review, Southern Review, Orion, and Shenandoah.
Twilight Greenaway has an MFA from Warren Wilson College and her poems have appeared in Blackbird, Ninth Letter, Cake Train, and Terrain. In her other life, she is a journalist and editor focused on sustainable food.
In 2011, Rebecca Black was a Fulbright scholar in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her first book, Cottonlandia (U Mass Press, 2004) won a Juniper Prize. A former Stegner and NEA fellow, she’s at work on a second manuscript, “Presidio.”
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