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Moe's Books

2476 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley CA 94704

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Phone: (510) 849-2087

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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. Sign up for the Moe's Books events calendar alerts here.

All events, unless noted, start at 7:30pm

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Frank Portman, Tuesday, January 6th

Frank Portman, better known by the pseudonym Dr. Frank, is a musician and author. He is the singer, guitarist and songwriter for the punk rock band The Mr. T Experience. He has also performed and recorded as a solo artist. In 2006, his young adult novel King Dork was published to glowing reviews. His second novel, Andromeda Klein, was published in 2009.

From Frank Portman comes the long-awaited sequel to the beloved cult classic King Dork , of which John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars , said, “Basically, if you are a human being with even a vague grasp of the English language, King Dork will rock your world.”

Aside from the stitches and the head wound, Tom Henderson is the same old King Dork. He's still trying to work out who to blame for the new scar on his forehead, the memory loss, and his father's mysterious death. But illicit female hospital visitations, The Catcher in the Rye , and the Hillmont High sex-pocalypse have made him a new man.

What doesn't make you stronger can kill you, though, and tenth grade, act two, promises to be a killer. Tom's down one bloodstained army coat, one Little Big Tom, and two secret semi-imaginary girlfriends. Now his most deeply held beliefs about alphabetical-order friendship, recycling, school spirit, girls, rock and roll, the stitching on jeans, the Catcher Code, and the structure of the universe are about to explode in his face. If only a female robot's notes could solve the world's problems, he'd have a chance. But how likely is that?

King Dork Approximately --it feels like the first time. Like the very first time.

 

Poetry Flash presents Curt Anderson and Gail Rudd Entrekin, Thursday, January 15th

Curt Anderson's first full-length book of poems is The Occasionist. Al Young says, “In ways that dare, stun or delight, his watchful poems signal divinity. Again and again, they point to the vast outback of mysteries that occasion life-jammed moments that cry out or whisper.” His poems have appeared in Poetry, Exquisite Corpse, Barrow Street, and many other journals, and his poem “Platonic Love” was published in The Poetry Anthology, 1912-2002: Ninety Years of America's Most Distinguished Verse.
Gail Rudd Entrekin's  latest book of poems is  Rearrangement of the Invisible. Ellen Bass says, “Gail Rudd Entrekin's Rearrangement of the Invisible is both praise and eulogy, a cherishing of the moments of our lives and a sorrow song for their passing. Through it all we feel the force of her love—for her family and for all of us….An honest, intimate, and wise book.” She is also co-publisher and poetry editor of Hip Pocket Press and editor of the online literary magazine of the environment, Canary.

 

Poetry Flash presents David Shaddock and John Oliver Simon, Thursday, January 22nd

David Shaddock's  new book of poems is Vernal Pool . Al Young says, “Not only do these poems touch base with crucial human struggles and issues; they bust moves, they take risks. Throughout the tender, mindful pages of Vernal Pool , spring breaks 24/7.” A poet and a psychotherapist, David Shaddock studied poetry with Denise Levertov at UC Berkeley. Among his previous books of poetry are This Place Where Something's Missing Lives  and Dreams Are Another Set of Muscles . He won the Ruah Magazine Power of Poetry Award and the International Peace Poem prize. His play, In a Company of Seekers , was performed at the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy.
John Oliver Simon's  new book of poems is Grandpa's Syllables . Rebecca Foust says of it, “‘Some turbulent process related to language' gave birth to this book, at once a paean to and elegy for the life force embodied in the speaker's granddaughter and muse, Isabella. Working in 11-syllable lines, Simon trains his fierce focus on details small as a spider supping on dew and large as ‘a cathedral made of salt and bread.'” A poet, critic, and translator, he's a contributing editor to Poetry Flash  and a California Poets in the Schools poet-teacher. He's also a National Endowment for the Arts fellow in literary translation and author of Caminante, a narrow road into the far south  and Son Caminos , selected poems, published in Spanish. 

 

Poetry Flash presents Eleery Akers and Randall Potts, Thursday, January 29th

Ellery Akers's new book of poems, Practicing the Truth , won the 2014 Autumn House Poetry Prize, selected by Alicia Suskin Ostriker, who says of it, “With the passion and determination of an abuse survivor, the exploring mind of a naturalist, and the soul energy of a language-loving poet, Akers gives us not one truth but layer on layer of overlapping truths.” A writer, artist, and naturalist, she is also the author of the previous poetry collection Knocking on the Earth and the children's novel Sarah's Waterfall. Her poetry has been featured on National Public Radio, and her many honors include the Poetry International Prize, the John Masefield Award, and Sierra magazine's Nature Writing Award.
Randall Potts's new book of poems is Trickster.  Gerald Stern says of it, “I admire the clarity, the urgency, the invention, the intelligence, and the commitment of Randall Potts's new book. A terrific book.” Previous collections by Randall Potts are Collision Center and a chapbook, Recant: (A Revision).  A volunteer at a wildlife rehabilitation hospital, he has worked on and written about oil spill responses, some of which material appears in Trickster.  His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review , Antioch Review , Colorado Review , Denver Quarterly , Five Fingers Review , Iowa Review , Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche , The West Marin Review , Poetry Flash , and other publications.