ANDREW DEMCAK READS @ MOE'S BOOKS BERKELEY, CA 06/09/09 7:30PM
If you are in the SF BAY AREA on TUESDAY JUNE 9, 2009 7:30p, why not pop by Moe's Books, Berkeley and hear Garry Lambrev and me read our poetry? I will be reading from my new book, Zero Summer (BlazeVOX [books] NY 2009) as well as some newer work. I'd love to see you there!
Readings and Events at Moe's
Moe's literary events began as a weekly poetry reading called Monday@Moe's. Over the years Moe's Books has become one of the premier Bay Area venues to hear novelists, poets, activists, and scholars read from their works. We archive our events in audio and video files that can be accessed from our webpage.
Unless otherwise mentioned, all events begin at 7:30pm.
Tuesday, June 9th, 7:30p: Andrew Demcak and Garrett Lambrev
Andrew Demcakis an award-winning poet whose poetry has been widely published and anthologized, and whose books have been featured at The Best American Poetry and Oranges & Sardines. His latest book, Zero Summer, was published by BlazeVOX [Books], NY, 2009. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Lambda Award, Thom Gunn Poetry Award, both theCalifornia and Northern California Book Awards, Best of the Web, and others. He has an M. F. A. in English/Creative Writing from St. Mary's College in Moraga, CA , where he studied with Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Michael Palmer, Carol Snow, Frank Bidart, Gary Snyder, Charles Wright, and Sharon Olds. Andrew is also a member of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, where he studied with Galway Kinnell, Richard Howard, and Lucille Clifton. His poems, including Young Man With iPod (Poetry Midwest, #13), are taught at Ohio State University as part of both its English 110.02 class, "The Genius and the Madman," and in its "American Poetry Since 1945" class. At the age of 23, Andrew published his first chapbook, The Psalms (Big 23 Press), which was favorably reviewed by Dr. Clifton Snider in the Small Press Review (issue 226, vol. 23, no. 11.)
Garrett "Garry" Lambrev started writing poems as a rite of puberty and hasn't stopped yet. Following his graduation from Peoples Temple in 1976, he joined the Cloud House movement in SF, engendered by Kush, and began reading on the streets and in the parks of Berkeley with fellow poets Clif Ross and Bob Rivera as The Rosa Luxemburg-Dorothy Day Cultural Brigade, coming to rest each Friday afternoon in the mini plaza in front of Cody's. Though he's published only intermittently over the last few decades, mostly in small and ephemeral literary magazines, early last year Berkeley's Beatitude Press published his first book length work, Dogstar and Poems from Other Planets: 1964-1989. He is presently completing a second collection, Galaxies Inside the Heart: 1990-2009 from which he will also be reading.