Friday, August 04, 2006

Poet Maurice Kenny Reading w/ LDC & Jewell Gomez in SF, Intersection for the Arts, 8/6

Poet Maurice Kenny
Originally uploaded by Lorna Dee Cervantes.
This Sunday, August 6, in San Francisco

• Native American Cultural Center presents Maurice Kenny and Lorna Dee Cervantes in a poetry reading, other acclaimed Bay Area Native American poets will read, Intersection for the Arts, 446 Valencia Street (& 15th), SF, tickets at the door, 7:00 (415/626-2787)

If you're in California, come witness one of my earliest influences, a poet/publisher/editor I've long admired, Maurice Kenny. And, August 6th is my birthday. Come help me celebrate. Pick up a copy of DRIVE and Maurice's latest new and selected poems.



Special Guests Maurice Kenny and Lorna Dee Cervantes
with Acclaimed Bay Area Poets

Sunday, August 6, 7:00 PM at Intersection for the
Arts/ 446 Valencia ST @ 16th: Native American Cultural
Center presents Maurice Kenny and Lorna Dee Cervantes
with acclaimed Bay Area Poets poets Jewell Gomez, Kim
Shuck, Gabriel Duncan, Gail Mitchell, Jennifer Fox
Bennett, Luke Warm Water.

Maurice Kenny is a revered Mohawk elder from the
Adirondacks, the author of 37 books of poetry and
fiction, winner of the American Book Award and
two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He edited
the influential Contact II Magazine and Press for over
20 years and has taught in a dozen Universities
throughout the United States.

Lorna Dee Cervantes (Chumash) is the author of
From the Cables of Genocide: Poems on Love and Hunger
(Arte Público Press, 1991) and Emplumada (1981), which
won an American Book Award. In 1995 she received a Lila
Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award. Her new book,
DRIVE: The First Quartet is five books in one
published this year by Wings Press to excellent reviews
in Publisher's Weekly, Bloomsbury Review and Library
Journal. She's an Associate Professor of English at the
University of Colorado, at Boulder.

Chad Sweeney, coeditor
Parthenon West Review
15 Littlefield Terrace
San Francisco, CA 94107


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