A book launch celebration for The Collected Poetry and Prose of Lawrence Fixel, by San Francisco poet Lawrence Fixel, who passed in 2003 at the age of 86. This long awaited new collection has been edited with an introduction by poet Gerald Fleming. Also appearing and presenting on the work of Lawrence Fixel at this evening will be poets Jack Marshall, Edward Mycue, Jo-Anne Rosen, and poet-painter Patti Trimble, painter Stephanie Sanchez, photographer Mark Citret, psychotherapist Robert Cantor, and teacher Wendy Berkelman. Michael Heller says. “Lawrence Fixel was one of our most beautiful and original writers.…In a world of dogmas, false certainties and oppressive realities, he was an angel of Evanescence itself, fluid, ungraspable, seeking as he wrote ‘to find in that which passes, that which does not pass.’” Gerald Fleming is a poet and editor; he’s published four books of poems, most recently One, edited and published the literary magazine Barnabe Mountain Review, and is currently editing the limited–edition vitreous magazine One (More) Glass.
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