We could not be more excited for this one! One of our favorite east bay poets, Jean Day, recently put out another amazing book, "Daydream" (Litmus Press), and is going to be reading with one of our newly re-acquainted east bay favorites, Sophia Dahlin. Come celebrate Day's new book and Dahlin's return home to the bay after years of living, well, not here!
Jean Day is a poet, union activist, and editor whose Daydream is just out from Litmus Press. Recent poems can also be seen in Chicago Review, The Delineator,Across the Margin, Open House, Breather, and Jongler (French)--as well as in herTriumph of Life, soon to appear from Insurance Editions. Earlier works includeEarly Bird (O’Clock, 2014) and Enthusiasm (Adventures in Poetry, 2006), among other books, and her work has also appeared in many anthologies, including, most recently, Out of Everywhere 2: Linguistically Innovative Poetry by Women in North America & the UK (Reality Street, 2015). She lives in Berkeley, where she works as managing editor of Representations, an interdisciplinary humanities journal published by UC Press.
Sophia Dahlin is a writer and dilettante who has washed up again on Oakland's mild sidewalks. Last time she lived here she ran a talk series called Poem Talks//Butterfly Dissection Sessions and went to all of your readings. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as Denver Quarterly, BOMB, the Awl, the Recluse, and Where Eagles Dare.