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Archive for September, 2011


Thursday, September 15th, 2011


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“In the time of your life, live—so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it.”
— William Saroyan, The Time of Your Life

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Legendary poet Richard O. Moore with Brenda Hillman and Paul Ebenkamp at the Albany Library, Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 7pm

Sunday, September 11th, 2011


Best place to hear and read good poetry.
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Second Tuesdays Poetry Night at Albany Library

Produced by Catherine Taylor with the Alameda County Library

“I really feel like we have a national treasure in Richard O. Moore — with his book coming about as it has at this late stage in his life and Richard himself the only living representative of the San Francisco Renaissance literary movement, precursor of Beat poetry. His readings at this stage feel not only like wonderful literary events, but historic.”
— Catherine Taylor

Tuesday, September 13, 7pm

Featured poets followed by open mic

Courtesy UCTV’s Lunch Poems

Richard O. Moore’s Writing the Silences (UC Press, 2010), is a 2011 Northern California Book Award
, offering up over six decades of Moore’s work as a poet. This September, Moore will be joined by his
book’s co-editors, fellow poets Brenda Hillman and Paul Ebenkamp, to open the Albany Library’s 2011 fall
season of poetry readings and discussion. All three poets are known for their explorations of poetic form and
language. This reading will be followed by a brief open mic.

The last of his generation of San Francisco Renaissance poets (a literary circle that included Kenneth Rexroth and was the precursor to Beat poetry), Richard O. Moore is also known as a photographer, filmmaker, and an original founder of KPFA public radio. He is often credited with contributing to the documentary as an American genre through his films for KQED public television in the 1960s on subjects ranging from civil rights and Cuban politics to technology, 1960s jazz, and contemporary literature.


Brenda Hillman and Paul Ebenkamp are co-editors for this collection of Richard O. Moore’s poetry. They will be reading from their own works at this event. They will discuss their work, the process of editing Moore’s recent release and how they worked together and learned from each other. Hillman has published eight collections of poetry, all from Wesleyan University Press. The most recent, Practical Water (2010), which won the LA Times Book Award for Poetry, is part of her larger project of meditations on the natural elements that includes Pieces of Air in the Epic (2005) and Cascadia (2001).

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Paul Ebenkamp, a writer, editor, and assistant academic coordinator, has published poetry in Try!, RealPoetik, and The Walrus. He is currently at work on An Anthology of Early Women Modernist Poets (forthcoming April 2012, Counterpoint Press).

Albany Library thanks all three September poets for kicking off the 2011-2012 Second Tuesdays’ Poetry series.

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