Judy Wells, Evelyn Posamentier, and Natasha Saje read
Judy Wells, Evelyn Posamentier, and Natasha Saje will read at 7 pm on Friday, August 11th, at Nefeli Caffe, 1854 Euclid Avenue, a little north of Hearst, in Berkeley, as part of the Last Word Reading Series. Cafe phone is 510-841-6374. There is also an open reading. Judy Wells, educated at Stanford and UC Berkeley, has published eleven poetry books. Her latest poetry collection, The Glass Ship (Sugartown, 2014), completes her trilogy of Irish-themed works, including Everything Irish and Call Home (Scarlet Tanager Books). She has three works-in-progress: her New England-to-California Dickinson ancestor project, "The Old People Monologues from A-Z,” and “Night at the Musée d’Orsay: Poems of Paris and other Great European Cities.” Her work has recently appeared in Veils, Halos, and Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women; San Francisco Peace and Hope; California Quarterly; Marin Poetry Center Anthology; and Stanford Alumni Magazine. KPFA’s Nina Serrano has recorded Judy reading from The Glass Ship, Little Lulu Talks with Vincent Van Gogh, and The Old People Monologues. Her website is www.judywellspoet.com. Evelyn Posamentier is the author of Royal Blue Car, brainography, and Poland At The Door. Originally from New York City, she now lives in San Francisco. Her subject matter ranges from European history to the lives of people who live on the edge in San Francisco. Michael Heller says of Poland At The Door, "Evelyn Posamentier's painful and brilliant Poland At The Door resembles a series of atomized clusters, semi-effaced characters like those inscribed on ancient rune-stones or stellae...Captured in brief concentrated epigrammatic verses, these double-edged ciphers simultaneously hint at horror and spiritual vision, her 'code of madness' that translates the poet's time into 'days of awe, the days between" to make up this terse and moving book." She has a new book from Raw ArT Press that should be out in time for the reading. Natasha Sajé teaches at Westminster College in Salt Lake City and in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing Program. She is the author of three books of poems, most recently Vivarium (Tupelo, 2014); a poetry handbook, Windows and Doors: A Poet Reads Literary Theory (Michigan, 2014); and many essays. www.natashasaje.com. The Last Word Reading Series is presented by Nefeli Caffe, a cafe/restaurant that serves dinners, tapas, coffee drinks, beer, wine, and more in a beautiful and colorful atmosphere. Dinner here is wonderful and should not be missed. Admission is free.