Story Circle

Story Circle
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Play In The Margins Press presents

Story Circle

official book launch for Raphael Cohen’s Scrutinizing Lines

a poetry in the round reading and performance

featuring special guest poets, including
Oscar Bermeo
Kusum Crimmel
Ariel Luckey
Aimee Suzara

Thursday, June 28, 2007
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, California

Doors at 7
Show at 8

$10 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

first 25 guests receive a complimentary copy of Scrutinizing Lines

Raphael Cohen is a writer and performer currently living in Oakland, California. Committed to utilizing the word as a vehicle for personal and social transformation, Raphael’s poetry and prose critically examine the multifaceted nature of oppression, explore and expose the hidden costs of privilege, and vibrantly inspire efforts toward self-actualization. Through his art, he hopes to propose liberating alternatives to the often incapacitating impact of dominant narratives on our psyches and spirits. A storyteller at heart, Raphael has shared his work in New York, Montreal, Toronto, and throughout the Bay area. He’s just released his first full-length collection of poetry, Scrutinizing Lines, and with it, has founded Play In The Margins press, an independent publishing project and event production company dedicated to promoting the work of local writers and performers intent on social change.

Come on out and help celebrate the release of Scrutinizing Lines

a lyrical exploration of …

race and class politics in the u.s.

jewish identity, history, and resistance to oppression

the pursuit of lasting love

Scrutinizing Lines is currently available at the following independent book and arts establishments …

Walden Pond Books (Oakland)

Rock Paper Scissors Collective (Oakland)

Book Zoo (Oakland)

Modern Times Books (San Francisco)

Dog Eared Books (San Francisco)

Pegasus Books (Berkeley)

Blue Stockings Bookstore (New York)

St. Mark’s Bookshop (New York)

Bowery Poetry Club (New York)

But come to the show, and pick up a copy that includes a freshly printed audio CD to accompany the text (currently unavailable at the aforementioned bookstores).

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