Saturday, April 28th, 5:00PM
Berkeley, CA: The Brower Center - Tamalpais Room

"Who's Your Muse?" at Bay Area Book Festival.

Victoria Chang, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Brittany Perham, Maw Shein Win, moderated by David Roderick

Poetry can be difficult for some readers to digest, with its interwoven layers of meaning, lyricism, rhythm, and context. Even more difficult to appreciate is how these poems come to be. Five poets come together to discuss the origins of their poems—energies they tap into and methods they use to get the right words into the right order. They'll talk about how they handle writers block and how they know when a poem is heading in the most fruitful direction. Perhaps they'll also share some writing prompts that will help you find your own source of inspiration.

Books related to this event:

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Heaven Is All Goodbyes
Pocket Poets Series No. 61
Tongo Eisen-Martin
2017 Edition
"This is resistance as sound."—Claudia Rankine