Submitted by the Event Organizer
So Many Voices is a new anthology celebrating Poetic Matrix Press’s twentieth anniversary, selecting from the work of their authors 1997 to 2017. Edited by John Peterson, James Downs, and Joe Milosch, with a foreword from James Downs and John Peterson, the writings were gleaned from sixty Poetic Matrix Press books by forty-five ethnically and aesthetically diverse authors, including selections of women’s studies and literary non fiction.
Contributing authors reading at the event:
JAMES DOWNS, author of the poetry collection Merge with the River
GAIL ENTREKIN and CHARLES ENTREKIN: her most recent book of poems is Rearrangement of the Invisible; she is co-author with Charles of the poetry collection The Art of Healing; his most recent book of poems is Portrait of a Romance; he was the founder of the Berkeley Poets Cooperative and the Berkeley Poets Workshop and Press
JOSEPH MILOSCH is author of The Lost Pilgrimage Poems
LEROY F. MOORE, Jr. is a Black disabled activist, poet and writer, hip-hop lover, and feminist, author of Black Kripple Delivers Poetry & Lyrics
PATRICIA NELSON is an attorney and environmentalist, author of the book of poems Spokes of Dream or Bird
CHRIS OLANDER is a performance poet, teacher, and naturalist whose first full-length book of poems is River Light
KIM SHUCK is the current Poet Laureate of San Francisco; her books include the poetry collections Smuggling Cherokee and Sidewalk NDN and the book of poetic fiction Rabbit Stories; her heritage is Tsulagi, Sauk, Fox, and Polish. She is the first Native American poet laureate of a major American city
JOSEPH ZACCARDI is a former Marin County Poet Laureate; his fourth book of poems is A Wolf Stands Alone in Water
The book will be available for purchase the day of the event.
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