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Moe's Books

2476 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley CA 94704

Open 10 to 10 daily
Phone: (510) 849-2087

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Store Events

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

 

Poetry Flash presents Susan Browne, Susan Cohen, Rafaella Del Bourgo, Donna Emerson, Adam David Miller, and Jeanne Wagner, Thursday, July 17th
  This reading is part of the annual Marin Poetry Center's Summer Traveling Show, hosted by Rose Black, a former editor of the Marin Poetry Center Anthology, andPoetry Flash'sRichard Silberg. The readers are:
Susan Browne is the author of Buddha's Dogs and, most recently, Zephyr.
  Susan Cohen, poet and journalist, is the author of Throat Singing, her debut poetry collection.
  Rafaella Del Bourgo's new book is Inexplicable Business: Poets Domestic and Wild.
Donna Emerson is a social worker, photographer, and poet. Her books are Body Rhymes,Wild Mercy, and Following Hay.
Adam David Miller, poet and memoirist; he is the author of The Sky is a Page: New & Selected Poems and Ticket to Exile, his memoir of growing up in the pre-civil rights South, a finalist for the Northern California Book Award in Creative Nonfiction.
Jeanne Wagner is the author of five books of poetry, most recently In the Body of Our Lives.

 

Poetry Flash presents Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, Ann Pelletier, and Barbara Tomash, Thursday, July 24th

Tsering Wangmo Dhompa’s new book of poems is Rules of the House. Anne Waldman says, “Dhompa’s potent suite of poems elucidates and vocalizes the humanness and adversities of the Tibetan diaspora…You enter the immigrant girl-child’s bifurcated world, coming and going, language to language, culture to culture, from childhood to sexuality, taking Dhompa’s ride in her elegantly adopted American-English poet’s ‘tongue.’”She has two previous collections, My rice tastes like the lake (finalist for the Northern California Independent Bookseller Award 2012) and In the Absent Everyday. Her non-fiction book, A Home in Tibet, was published by Penguin, India, in 2013. She teaches creative writing at UC Santa Cruz.
Ann Pelletier's manuscript, “Strange Invention,” was a finalist for the Black Lawrence St. Lawrence Prize and the Word Works Washington Prize and a semi-finalist for the Bauhan May Sarton, Blue Lynx, Brittingham, Pollak, and 42 Miles Press prizes. Her work has been published in The Antioch Review, Cider Press Review, Hunger Mountain, New American Writing, Spillway, Requited, VOLT, and other journals.
Barbara Tomash’s new book of poems is Arboreal. Maxine Chernoff says, “In Barbara Tomash’s exquisite new book, Arboreal, a narrator leads us through a set of deep questions about life and death and all that is in between, questions as to ‘whether a sentence can breathe or not.’ Our lamp is ‘the light in the fingertips,’ and the body and mind are on a search for what is of value and what is not.” Her two previous collections are Flying in Water, winner of the 2005 Winnow First Poetry Award, and The Secret of White. Her poems have appeared in Colorado Review, New American Writing, Verse, VOLT, Witness, and other journals. She teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University.

 

Poetry Flash presents Beverly Burch and Katherine Hastings, Thursday, August 7th

Beverly Burch’s new book of poems is How a Mirage Works. Cyrus Cassells says, “How a Mirage Works [is] marked by a subtle, free-flowing music and an almost surgical attention to sensuous, definitive detail…Her work is blessedly sane and concise.” Her first book of poems, Sweet to Burn, won the Gival Poetry Prize and a Lambda Literary Award. A psychotherapist as well as a poet, she has also published two nonfiction books, On Intimate Terms and Other Women.

Katherine Hastings’s new book of poems is Nighthawks. Gerald Fleming says, “If there’s such a thing as fierce Buddhism, Katherine Hastings’ Nighthawks finds it. Here is nature in minutely observed, embroidered detail, juxtaposed with terse and stark observations keyed from Rexroth’s ‘holiness of the real.’” Her first full-length collection is Cloud Fire. She’s the editor of What Redwoods Know: Poems from California State Parks, which was sold to benefit the California State Parks Foundation. She’s also executive director of the nonprofit WordTemple, host of WordTemple on NPR affiliate KRCB FM, and curator of the WordTemple Poetry Series and WordTemple Arts and Lectures in Sonoma County, California.

 

Gina Arnold , Wednesday, September 3rd

Gina Arnold is the author of Route 666: On the Road to Nirvana and Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense. She has written for Spin, Rolling Stone, and the Village Voice. Currently, she is finishing up her PhD at Stanford University.