March 22, 2019: Amy Glynn & Lucille Lang Day
Amy Glynn is the Poet Laureate of Lafayette, California. She is multi-generational Bay Area native and holds degrees from Mount Holyoke College and Lancaster University, England. Her poems appear widely in journals and anthologies including The Best American Poetry (2010 and 2012). Her first collection, A Modern Herbal, was published by Measure Press in 2013; her second, Romance Language, is forthcoming, also from Measure Press. She has received the SPUR Award of the Association of Western Writers, Poetry Northwest’s Carolyn Kizer Award, scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Bread Loaf Environmental Writer’s Conference, and Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and two Pushcart Prize nominations. She is also an award-winning essayist. Amy lives in Lafayette with her two daughters.
Lucille Lang Day is the founder of Scarlet Tanager Books, where she recently co-edited with Ruth Nolan Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California. Her memoir, Married at Fourteen: A True Story (Heyday, 2012), received a 2013 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award and was a finalist for the 2013 Northern California Book Award in Creative Nonfiction. Poetry collections include Becoming an Ancestor (Červená Barva, 2015), Dreaming of Sunflowers: Museum Poems (Blue Light, 2015), The Curvature of Blue (Červená Barva, 2009), Infinities (Cedar Hill, 2002), Wild One (Scarlet Tanager, 2000), Fire in the Garden (Mother’s Hen, 1997), and Self-Portrait with Hand Microscope (Berkeley Poets’ Workshop and Press, 1982). Her first children’s book, Chain Letter, based on her poem “Letter from St. Jude,” was published by Heyday Books in 2005; her second children’s book, The Rainbow Zoo, a rhyming picture book, was released by Scarlet Tanager Books in 2016. She has received numerous awards and accolades, including multiple Pushcart nominations.
The reading will begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. A limited open reading, and a short interview with the featured readers will be included. This is a free event.