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Writers Lunch: Celebrate National Poetry Month
with four women poets

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Celebrate National Poetry Month

with four women poets -
one native San Franciscan,
and 3 long time residents,
who ask themselves (and you):
“How do we know when we’re home?” (free write)

Books for sale and signing by the readers

Karen Lee Hones has published in Yellow Silk, New Letters, and other journals. She has led poetry workshops in the county jail and at School Of The Arts. She worked as a fundraiser for the Community Music Center and Homeless Prenatal Program. She is currently working on Don't Tell Agnes, a memoir about her mother.

Lisa Rappoport is a letterpress printer and book artist, creating limited edition artist’s books and poetry broadsides under the imprint Littoral Press, as well as a book designer and poet. Her book arts work is in national and international collections and has been included in such surveys as 500 Handmade Books and 1000 Artists’ Books. Penumbra, the first full-length collection of her poetry, was published by Longship Press in 2019. Among her shorter books are Words Fail {Me}, an artist’s book commissioned by the San Francisco Center for the Book (2014) and Aftermaths/Figments, a double chapbook from Etherdome (2009). Her poetry has appeared in the anthologies The 2017 Richmond Anthology of Poetry and Pluto: New Horizons for a Lost Horizon (North Atlantic Books, 2015), and the journals Nostos, Caesura, and San Diego Poetry Annual. Previous pursuits include large-format photography, horse training, and housepainting. Her website is littoralpress.com.

Priscilla Lee is a technical writer with a CSI Construction Documents Technology (CDT) certification. She has published work in Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, ZYZZYVA, The Place That Inhabits Us, and other journals and anthologies. Her honors and awards include a Poetry Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies, an Emily Chamberlain Cook Prize in Poetry, and a James D. Phelan Literary Award from the San Francisco Foundation. She lives in San Francisco.

Lynne Barnes lived in a hippie commune in San Francisco for 20 years and has worked as both a psych nurse and a librarian. In 2017 she published a poetry memoir, Falling into Flowers, which won the 2017 Rainbow Award for Best Lesbian and Gay Poetry and was a finalist for the 2018 Eric Hoffer Book Award.


Members & Public Free
4th Floor Meeting Room
Taryn Edwards - 415-393-0103

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