Thursday, January 26, 2012

Lorna Dee Cervantes TONIGHT UC Berkeley Featured Poet, Holloway Poetry Series, 315 Wheeler Hall, 6:30 pm!

TONIGHT! THURS, Jan 26, 6:30 pm, UC Berkeley Campus, Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room 315. FREE! Lorna Dee Cervantes will be the first Featured Poet for the Holloway Series in Poetry, reading with PhD student poet, Javier O. Huerta. (Look us up on Facebook!)

I hope to see you all there! Tell your friends! I'll have copies of my new book, CIENTO: 100 100-WORD LOVE POEMS and, if they arrive, copies of the collection of critical essays on my new work, STUNNED INTO BEING: Essays on the Poetry of Lorna Dee Cervantes which includes recent interviews. I'll be reading mostly new work tonight, including from a forthcoming new book of poems, "30-Something of the Cruelest."

My bio doesn't show up too well on this design, so here it is:

Lorna Dee Cervantes is an internationally acclaimed poet. Recipient of numerous awards, honors and fellowships including the Lila Wallace/Readers Digest Writers Award, 2 NEA Fellowship Grants, 2 Pushcart Prizes (another nominated this year) & "Best Book" awards for EMPLUMADA ('81), FROM THE CABLES OF GENOCIDE: POEMS ON LOVE AND HUNGER ('91), and the 5-volume DRIVE: THE FIRST QUARTET ('06) which was nominated for a Pulitzer, her new books are CIENTO: 100 100-WORD LOVE POEMS ('11), STUNNED INTO BEING: Essays On The Poetry of Lorna Dee Cervantes ('11), and the forthcoming SOMETHING OF THE CRUELEST.

A California native (Chicana-Chumash), born in The Mission, Lorna Dee Cervantes was the former Director of Creative Writing at CU- Boulder where she was a Professor of English for 19 years. This year's UC Regents Lecturer at Berkeley, she is home again in the Bay Area writing fiction, essays, poetry & screenplays. Visit her on her blog:

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