Poetry at Pegasus: Bruce Hawkins and Friends

Thursday, March 29, 7:30pm
Pegasus Books Downtown

Poetry at Pegasus: Bruce Hawkins and Friends

Join us for this historic reading by Bruce Hawkins, an active presence in the Berkeley poetry scene from the 1960's onward. We honor Bruce for his long history of creativity, his amazing mind and voice, as he reads from his works. He will be joined by fellow Berkeley Poets Cooperative writers Lucille Lang Day, Charles Entrekin, Gail Entrekin and Clive Matson who will also share a few poems. Come and learn more about the work of local poets of the 1970's who continue to be productive artists of the community. This is the first in a series of historic readings by the participants of the local poetry and writing scene, from the 1950's onward.

BRUCE HAWKINS - Bruce is the author of The Ghost of the Buick (1982), Wordrows (1975), and Less Power (1971) and has been published in many literary magazines. He was featured by the New York Times in 1976 when he made his living selling The Berkeley Poets Cooperative issues in Berkeley. Bruce considers himself a Truth Radical and feels that poetry is music rather than architecture. He is currently working on his next book, a compilation of poems from the last 50 years. He lives with his wife, artist Anne Hawkins, in El Cerrito.

LUCILLE LANG DAY - Lucille has published ten poetry collections and chapbooks, including Becoming an Ancestor and Dreaming of Sunflowers: Museum Poems, which received the 2014 Blue Light Poetry Prize. She also coedited Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California and is the author of two children’s books, Chain Letter and The Rainbow Zoo, and an award-winning memoir, Married at Fourteen: A True Story.http://lucillelangday.com/

CHARLES ENTREKIN - Charles' most recent works include The Art of Healing, a transformative poetic journey (Poetic Matrix Press, 2016); Portrait of a Romance, a love story in verse (Hip Pocket Press, 2014);and Berkeley Poets Cooperative: A History of the Times (Hip Pocket Press, 2013) . Charles was a founder and managing editor of The Berkeley Poets Cooperative and The Berkeley Poets Workshop & Press, and was a co-founder/advisory board member of Literature Alive!, a non-profit organization in Nevada County, California. He is co-editor of the e-zine Sisyphus, a magazine of literature, philosophy, and culture; and managing editor of Hip Pocket Press. Charles is the father of five children and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, poet Gail Rudd Entrekin. http://www.charlesentrekin.com/

GAIL RUDD ENTREKIN - Gail is Poetry Editor of Hip Pocket Press and Editor of the online environmental literary magazine, Canary (www.canarylitmag.org). Her poems were finalists for the Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry from Nimrod International Journal in 2011 and won the Women’s National Book Association Award in 2016. Her five books of poetry include The Art of Healing (with Charles Entrekin), Rearrangement of the Invisible, and Change (Will Do You Good), which was nominated for a Northern California Book Award. 

CLIVE MATSON - Clive Matson began his career as a poet among the Beats in 1960s Greenwich Village. He was mentored and influenced by Allen Ginsberg, John Wieners, Diane di Prima and Herbert Huncke. He is the author of nine volumes of poetry and the creative writing text Let The Crazy Child Write! and has been a writing teacher for 30 years. Clive is the recipient of the Berkeley Lifetime Achievement in Poetry Award in 2012, was named the Best East Bay Writing Teacher in 2006 and received a PEN Oakland Josephine Miles National Award in 2003. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Matson and http://matsonpoet.com/



Event date: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
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