Lyrics & Dirges April Poetry Reading

Lyrics & Dirges
Wednesday, April 20 · 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Pegasus Books, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Downtown Berkeley

Pegasus Books Downtown is pleased to present Lyrics and Dirges, a reading series that happens on the Third Wednesday of every month. This series features a mix of prominent, emerging and beginning writers each month. Its aim is to highlight various forms of writing in an effort to spotlight the diverse literary community that lives in the Bay Area.

Join us for our fabulous April reading!

Barbara Jane Reyes was born in Manila, Philippines, raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the author of the poetry collection, Diwata, a 2010 finalist for California Book Award and the Northern California Independent Booksellers Award. Her two previous collections of poetry are Gravities of Center and Poeta en San Francisco, which received the 2005 James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets. She teaches at Mills College and University of San Francisco.

Indigo Moor is a poet, playwright and fiction writer. His first collection of poetry, Tap-Root, was published in 2006 as part of Main Street Rag’s Editor’s Select Poetry Series. His second poetry book, Through the Stonecutter’s Window, was a Northwestern University Press prize-winner. He work poems and prose appear in numerous journals and anthologies and he’s recently staged plays. He’s also currently working on an MFA in Stone Coast, Maine.

Oscar Bermeo was born in Ecuador and raised in the Bronx. He’s the author of the poetry chapbooks To the Break of Dawn, Anywhere Avenue, Palimpsest and Heaven Below. He lives and teaches in Oakland.

Rosa Lane is passions are two-fold: green architecture and writing. When she steals time away from her day job, she writes poetry on growing up in rural Maine and non-fiction on overall conceptual change in architecture and city planning. She’s the author of the chapbook Roots and Reckonings and her work has been published in Spectra Anthology, Passages North, Dark Horse, Shadowgraphs and Milvia Street.

Aisha Stone is an African-American writer, performance artist, and new mother. She has staged both short plays and solo performance pieces. Her current work focuses on developing material within the memoir and fantasy genres.

Refreshments and lots of cheer.