Bring in 2023 with Lone Glen poetry!

December 27, 2022

Bring in the New Year with Lone Glen poetry! Join us at 7:30 pm on Saturday January 7th in San Francisco at Medicine for Nightmares Bookstore to celebrate writers Sarah Heady, Jacob Kahn, and Randy Prunty. This event is a book launch for Prunty’s debut collection, Test Camp, just published by BlazeVOX. “In revelation of how the emptiness inside meets ‘the emptiness outside,’’ praises Kimberly Lyons, “the poems in Test Camp bring us through the foliage of their landscape: wild, dense, ripe with ‘nature’s ordinary things’ and full of ‘rips to the real.’” We are also thrilled to feature poet Jacob Kahn and his best selling new book, Mine Ecologue. Brian Blanchfield testifies to Kahn’s visionary lens: “I can’t think of another book in which the pastoral has been so knowledgeably upbraided and reanimated. That Mine Eclogue is also a blast to read is a testament to Jacob Kahn’s embodied musicality, deft touch, arresting candor, and infectious will to community.” We are also eager to hear Sarah Heady read from her much awaited, delightful new collection, Comfort. “Imagine Emily Dickinson not as an Amherst resident but as a settler of the American Midwest,” writes Maxine Chernoff, “the lyricism and vision of Comfort confirm Heady as an astute reader of human experience and transmitter of an understanding deeper than one encounters in typical histories or chronicles.”

Lone Glen readings are donation based: $10-15 suggested but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

ABOUT THE WRITERS:

SARAH HEADY is a poet and essayist interested in place, history, and the built environment. She is the author of Comfort (Spuyten Duyvil, 2022); Corduroy Road (dancing girl press, 2021); Niagara Transnational (Fourteen Hills, 2013), winner of the 2013 Michael Rubin Book Award; and Tatted Insertion (2014), a limited edition letterpress chapbook with artist Leah Virsik. She is also the librettist of Halcyon, a new opera about the death and life of a women’s college, currently in development with composer Joshua Groffman and producer Vital Opera. Sarah’s poems and essays have appeared in such journals as FENCE, Jewish Currents, Ghost Proposal, Newfound, La Vague, where is the river, and OmniVerse. She is the recipient of residencies and fellowships from the Corporation of Yaddo, Bethany Arts Community, In Cahoots, Asylum Arts, the Home School, Art Farm, and Summer Literary Seminars. Raised in the Hudson River Valley region of New York State, she now lives in San Francisco, where she co-edits Drop Leaf Press, a small women-run poetry collective. More at sarahheady.com.

Poet and editor JACOB KAHN lives in Oakland, CA. He is the author of Mine Eclogue (Roof Books, 2022), and the chapbooks A Is For Aegis (DoubleCross Press, 2022), Mine Eclogue (Dirty Swan Projects, 2019), and A Circuit of Yields (Wolfman Books, 2014). From 2016-20, he was a managing editor, curator, and bookseller at Wolfman Books, a bookstore, small press, and community arts hub in downtown Oakland. He is an editor of the poetry chapbook press, Eyelet Press, and reading series, Islet, which he cofounded with Sophia Dahlin in 2019. He works as a freelance grant writer and copyeditor, as well as at the Berkeley Public Library.

RANDY PRUNTY grew up in West Virginia and North Carolina and has lived in Atlanta and Boulder. He now lives in California with his wife, poet Elizabeth Robinson, and works as a bus driver in the San Francisco Bay Area. His collection of poems, Test Camp, was just published by
BlazeVOX. When he’s not writing or working, he’s birding or biking.

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