Please join us Sunday, August 23 as we welcome...

Clark Coolidge and Laura Moriarty
with two short films by Brandon Downing


21 GRAND, 416 25th Street, Oakland
6:30 pm 5 USD

CLARK COOLIDGE is an American poet born in Providence, Rhode Island. Often associated with the Language School, his experience as a Jazz drummer and interest in a wide array of subjects - including caves, geology, bebop, weather, Salvador DalĂ­, Jack Kerouac, and movies - often finds correspondence in his work. His books include Alien Tatters, Mesh, Mine, The Crystal Text, The Rova Improvisations, On the Nameways and many more. Coolidge grew up in Providence, Rhode Island and has lived, among other places, in Manhattan, Cambridge (MA), San Francisco, Rome (Italy), and the Berkshire Hills . He currently lives in Petaluma, California.

LAURA MORIARTY’S A Semblance: Selected & New Poetry 1975-2007 came out from Omnidawn Publishing in 2007, as did An Air Force, a chapbook from Hooke Press. Her long essay poem A Tonalist is forthcoming from Nightboat Books next spring. Other recent books are Ultravioleta, a novel, from Atelos and Self-Destruction, a book of poetry, from Post-Apollo Press. She has taught at Mills College and Naropa University among other places & is currently Deputy Director of Small Press Distribution. She is findable on-line at A Tonalist Notes and related blogs.