Sixteen Rivers Press @ City Lights
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Bookstore. 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

with poetry readings by Beverly Burch & Murray Silverstein

celebrating the releases of How a Mirage Works by Beverly Burch & Master of Leaves by Murray Silverstein

Beverly Burch's new poetry collection, How a Mirage Works, won the 2012 Sixteen Rivers Press competition. Her fiction and poetry have been published in New England Review, Antioch Review, Willow Springs, Southern Humanities Review, and Poetry Northwest. Her first poetry book, Sweet to Burn, won the Gival Poetry Prize and a Lambda Literary Award.

Murray Silverstein's first collection, Any Old Wolf (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2006), received an Independent Publisher medal for poetry. Silverstein produced the Sixteen Rivers compact disc, Naming the Rivers (2008), and served as executive editor for the press's anthology, The Place That Inhabits Us: Poems of the San Francisco Bay Watershed (2010). His poems have appeared in numerous journals, including The Brooklyn Review, Hunger Mountain, The Louisville Review, Nimrod, Poetry East, and Rattle. A practicing architect and co-author of four books about architecture, including A Pattern Language (Oxford University Press) and Patterns of Home (The Taunton Press), Silverstein lives in Oakland, California.