Lone Glen welcomes writers Norman Fischer, Greg Mahrer, and Kathleen Winter on Thursday, November 3rd, at 8 pm. Join us at our Oakland home at 3132 Harrison Street: Bring a friend, a beverage (if you have the means), and an open mind.  When you arrive, look for the signs pointing you to the side entrance for our garden and garage performance space. Lone Glen is a quarterly writing, art, and performance series dedicated to promoting more community, inspiration, and support among writers and artists of all genres. Donations welcome but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Here’s more about these creators:

Norman Fischer is a poet, essayist, and Zen Buddhist priest. A graduate of the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop, his latest poetry collections are Magnolias All At Once (Singing Horse, 2015) Escape This Crazy Life of Tears: Japan 2010 (Tinfish, 2014), and The Strugglers (Singing Horse, 2013).  His latest prose works are What Is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner’s Mind (Shambhala Press, 2016), and Experience: Thinking, Writing, Language and Religion (University of Alabama Press, 2015).

Gregory Mahrer’s work has been published or is forthcoming in The New England Review, The Indiana Review, Green Mountains Review, Volt, Colorado Review and elsewhere. In 2014 his poem, Refrain, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and received a special mention.  His new collection, A Provisional Map of the Lost Continent won the POL prize from Fordham University Press was published in the Spring of 2016.

Kathleen Winter is the author of Nostalgia for the Criminal Past (Elixir Press), winner of the Antivenom Prize.  Her poems appear in The Yale Review, The New Republic, Tin House, Gulf Coast, Poetry London, AGNI and other journals.  Her awards include the 2016 The Writer Magazine/Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America, the 2015 Ralph Johnston Fellowship, and a 2015 residency at the James Merrill House.  She lives in Glen Ellen and teaches writing at Napa Valley College.

We’re thrilled to announce that Lone Glen will host writers Norman Fischer, Greg Mahrer, and Kathleen Winter on Thursday, November 3rd, at 8 pm. More details to follow!  We also look forward to bringing in the new year with the collaborative writers of BACS (the Bay Area Correspondence School), on Saturday, January 28th.

TurkDivisJoin us at 8 pm on Saturday, August 13th for the summer installment of the Lone Glen series, featuring the poetry and polyvocal rhythms of Turk & Divis, a collaboration between Evan and Miles Karp.  Evan Karp, founder of Litseen and director/creator of Quiet Lightning, and his brother, Miles Karp, offer us an evening of unbounded delights that defy categorization.  Find us at 3132 Harrison Street, Oakland, and look for the signs pointing you to the side entrance to our garden and garage performance space.  Bring a friend, a beverage (if you have the means), and an open mind!  Lone Glen is a quarterly writing, art, and performance series dedicated to cultivating more community and inspiration among artists of any and all genres.

Evan and Miles Karp are Turk & Divis, an intersection where chance, rhythm, and processed repetition collide with modified fragments of language to form serendipitous anthems and intimate, often polyvocal meditations inside of those anthems. Old school samples and some of tomorrow’s most unusual hits @ turkanddivis.bandcamp.com.

Join us on Saturday June 4th at 7:45 for an inspiring Lone Glen night of poetry and music as we celebrate the emergence of spring! We are delighted to host writers Aja Couchois Duncan and Stacy Nathaniel Jackson as well as musician Amber Field. Lone Glen is a quarterly reading, writing, and performance series dedicated to supporting all artists and art forms in the Bay Area and beyond. Find us at 3132 Harrison Street, Oakland, and look for the door on the side of the house that will lead you to the garden and our performance basement space. Please bring a friend, a beverage or snack (if you have the means), and an open mind! You can learn more about Lone Glen at https://loneglen.wordpress.com/

Aja Couchois Duncan is a Bay Area educator, writer and coach of Ojibwe, French and Scottish descent. Her writing has been anthologized in Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative (Coach House Press,) Bay Poetics (Faux Press) and Love Shook My Heart 2 (Alyson Press). Her most recent chapbook, Nomenclature, Miigaadiwin, a Forked Tongue was published by CC Marimbo press. A fictional writer of non-fiction, she has published essays in the North American Review and Chain. In 2005, she was a recipient of the Marin Arts Council Award Grant for Literary Arts, and, in 2013, she received a James D. Phelan Literary Award. Her first book, Restless Continent, is forthcoming in the spring of 2016 from Litmus Press. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and a variety of other degrees and credentials to certify her as human. Great Spirit knew it all along. http://ajacouchoisduncan.blogspot.com/

Amber Field is a performer, teacher and healer featured in San Francisco Magazine’s Best of the Bay for yoga music. She has performed and taught at Esalen, Wanderlust, Hollyhock, the Yoga Journal Conference, and universities and retreat centers around the world. She specializes in world fusion music and plays didgeridoo, djembe, Arabic tambourine, esraj, harmonica, piano, and sings like an angel. Amber delights in helping free people’s voices. Her latest album Serendip is now available. http://www.amberfieldmusic.com

Stacy Nathaniel Jackson was born in Los Angeles and attended Ramona Convent College Preparatory School for Girls in a former incarnation of his life. Stacy holds a BAFA in studio arts from the University of Southern California, an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He is a Cave Canem fellow and was the recipient of an individual artist’s grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission in 2011. Author of the chapbook Camouflage (MaCaHu Press, 2010), his poems, plays, and visual art have been published in Black Arts Quarterly, Lodestar Quarterly, Enizagam, and New American Writing among others. His painting and sculpture exhibition history includes Los Angeles City Hall, the University of Arizona, Cal Poly Pomona, and NoDa Artist Network in Charlotte, NC. He is a Director of Finance and Administrative Services at the University of California, San Francisco and serves as an Assistant Secretary of the UCSF Foundation. Stacy is currently working on a full-length poetry manuscript exploring African American women in the military. Currently living in the Oakland Hills, you can find him at http://www.snjackson.com or on Twitter at Mr. Stacy@stayseajackson.

On the evening of Saturday January 16th we are celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Lone Glen writing, art, and performance series! We are so excited to welcome poets Gillian Conoley, Donna de la Perriere, and Angela Hume, as well as visual artist Zina Al-Shurki. Join us at 7:45pm for a night of revelry steeped in these artists’ images. We’re at 3132 Harrison Street in Oakland: Look for the sign that will take you to the backyard and into the brooding, heated basement. No entrance fee, but please bring something such as a friend, a beverage, a snack, or a kind word to share. Curated by Alexandra Mattraw and Owen Rosenboom, Lone Glen is a quarterly series dedicated to promoting more community, support, and inspiration among creators of all art forms.

Zina Al-Shurki, visual artist

Zina Al-Shukri was born in 1978 in Baghdad, Iraq. She currently lives in Oakland and works in San Francisco, California. Al-Shukri is an emerging artist whose exhibition history includes the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, and Pulliam Deffenbach Gallery, Portland, Oregon. She received a BA from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006 and an MFA from the California College of the Arts in 2009.

Gillian Conoley, poet

Gillian Conoley’s most recent book, PEACE, with Omnidawn, was a 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist and a Stand Out Collection of the Academy of American Poets. Her translations of Henri Michaux with City Lights (2014), THOUSAND TIMES BROKEN: THREE BOOKS BY HENRI MICHAUX, was named one of the top 10 books of poetry in 2014 by Publishers’ Weekly. She is Professor of English and Poet in Residence at Sonoma State a University, where she edits Volt.

Donna de la Perriere, poet

Donna de la Perrière is the author of True Crime (Talisman House, 2009) and Saint Erasure (Talisman House, 2010), a 2011 NCIBA Book of the Year Award finalist. The recipient of a 2009 Fund for Poetry Award, she teaches in the MFA and undergraduate creative writing programs at California College of the Arts and San Francisco State University, and curates the Bay Area Poetry Marathon reading series in San Francisco.

Her work has appeared in Kindergarde: Avant Garde Poems, Plays, Stories, and Songs for Children (Black Radish Books, 2013), No Gender: Reflections on the Life and Work of kari edwards (Litmus Press, 2009) and Bay Poetics (Faux Press, 2006), as well as journals such as American Letters and Commentary, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Five Fingers Review, Interim, New American Writing, and Volt. Her chapbook, “First Love,” is part of the Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange collection at San Francisco State University. She is currently working on a third full-length manuscript, Second Person. Read more at donnadelaperriere.net

Angela Hume, poet

Angela Hume is a poet and critic living in Oakland, California. She is the author of Middle Time, forthcoming from Omnidawn (April 2016), and the chapbooks Melos (Projective Industries, 2015), The Middle (Omnidawn, 2013) and Second Story of Your Body (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2011). She has articles in or forthcoming in Contemporary Literature, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, and Jacket2. Since 2014, she has co-curated Hearts Desire, the reading series of the Bay Area Public School, and served on the board of directors for Small Press Traffic, a San Francisco-based literary arts organization. Next year, she will file her dissertation on 20th and 21st century “lyric” poetry, women’s writing, and ecological consciousness.

ItchJoin us for an evening of poetry in our garden at 7:15 pm on Saturday, 13 June. We are honored to host Bay Area poets Lily Brown and Steven Seidenberg, and we hope you come out to hear their intoxicating work. Music provided by Dusty Shores, aka Michael Eberhard. Libations and snacks will also be provided, and donations are appreciated (if you have the means). Find us at 3132 Harrison Street, Oakland; look for the entryway to the backyard by the side of the house. Lone Glen is a quarterly reading, art, and performance series dedicated to promoting support and enthusiasm within the art community of the Bay Area and beyond. Learn more about these artists: Michael Eberhard: Dusty Shores, aka Michael Eberhard, currently spins monthly at the Royale Bar in San Franciscso. Michael has been a DJ in San Francisco since 1998, playing at the Noc Noc, Cafe Du Nord, and the Edinburgh Castle. Lily Brown Lily Brown writes and teaches in the Bay Area. She is the author of Rust or Go Missing (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011) and several chapbooks, including The Haptic Cold (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013). Her poems have appeared recently in Green Humanities, A Public Space, and Jubilat. Steven Seidenberg Steven Seidenberg is the author of Itch (RAW ArT Press, 2014), Null Set (Spooky Actions Books, 2014) and Songs of Surrender (Gummi-Geliebter Verlag, 2013). He co-edits pallaksch.pallaksch. (Instance Press), an annual anthology of new poetry, is a member of Right Window artist’s collective, and curates poetry events and publications at The Lab in San Francisco.

Please join us in the basement for a night of “multi-phonics” and vibraphone! We are proud to announce two sets of music for LONE GLEN FOURTEEN: Aram Shelton and his solo project Tonal Masher, and Mark Clifford with a solo set on vibraphone. Come one, come all to our cozy Oakland basement venue located a pleasant 15 minute walk from either the 19th St or MacArthur BART station.

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3132 Harrison St

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Tonal Masher is the solo project of Aram Shelton on saxophone with processing via Max/MSP.  His music combines acoustics and electronics via resonant feedback harnessed by alternate saxophone fingerings and a custom made Max/MSP software patch.

Aram Shelton is a saxophonist, improviser and electronic musician from Oakland, California, where the projects Tonal Masher, the Broken Trap Ensemble, and the Sound Quartet represent his music. He is connected to Chicago (where he lived from 1999 to 2005) through his Quartet, the cooperative sextet Fast Citizens and Jason Adasiewicz’ Rolldown. His playing and music are available through Delmark, Clean Feed, Cuneiform, 482 Music, Locust Music, MultiKulti, Edgetone, and his own Singlespeed Music. Since 2001, Aram Shelton has been using computer based live sampling via Max/MSP in a variety of settings to process acoustic instruments. He received his MFA in Electronic Music from Mills College, and his 2007 thesis focused on the use of live sampling to extend and rearrange the sounds of acoustic instruments in a live performance setting.  He has taught  at the Oakland School for the Arts and has led improvisation and electroacoustic music workshops in San Francisco, at UC Santa Cruz, Evergreen State University and the jazz school in Luzern (CH). In 2002 he formed the duo Grey Ghost (482 Music) with the drummer Johnathan Crawford. The Wire found their music to be a “focused symbiosis of breath and circuitry”.  From 2010 to 2012 he joined Michael Coleman and Alex Vittum in the trio Stratic. All About Jazz compared their music to “a waking dream memory of music”. In the past year, Shelton has focused on solo electroacoustic music that is based on explorations of the resonant feedback frequencies that are unique to the saxophone.  Due to his ongoing fascination with sonic rearrangement, Shelton has chosen the anagram Tonal Masher as an apt moniker.

Mark Clifford is a vibraphonist, composer, and percussionist living in Oakland, CA. A sought after performer and improviser, Mark is equally involved in free improvisation, new music, jazz, and indie music, and is a part of multiple projects in the Bay Area and around the country. His performance experience spans worldwide, and he has had the honor of playing alongside an array of wonderful musicians including Tatsuya Nakatani, Jeff Parker, Wu Fei, Moe! Staiano, Ron Miles, So Percussion, Scott Amendola, Aram Shelton, Greg Gizbert, Paul Riola, Danny Meyer, Colin Stranahan, Paul Romaine, and Josh Berman. Since moving to the Bay Area in 2009, Mark has recieved multiple commissions for new music , including music for the New Keys Ensemble, Samantha Stone’s Dance Company, and an original score for the short film Sprinkles.

annelyseWe invite you to join us at 7:30 pm on Saturday, January 31st for an evening of music and poetry to celebrate our anniversary edition of the Lone Glen series. The night will commence with songs performed by poet and musician Annelyse Gelman and then feature the inspiring work of poet Joseph Lease. Please join the merriment: Bring a friend, (perhaps) a beverage, and an open mind. Entering its fourth year, Lone Glen is a quarterly reading and performance series dedicated to promoting more community and support among writers and artists of all genres and persuasions. Find us at our home, 3132 Harrison Street in Oakland. You can find more information about the series here: https://loneglen.wordpress.com/ About our featured artists:

Annelyse Gelman is a California Arts Scholar, the inaugural poet-in-residence at UCSD’s Brain Observatory, and recipient of the 2013 Mary Barnard Academy of American Poets Prize and the 2013 Lavinia Winter Fellowship. She has new work in Hobart, Indiana Review, Swarm, the PEN Poetry Series, and elsewhere, and is the author of the poetry collection Everyone I Love is a Stranger to Someone (Write Bloody, 2014). Find her at www.annelysegelman.com.

Joseph Lease’s critically acclaimed books of poetry include Testify (Coffee House Press) and Broken World (Coffee House Press).

Lease’s poems “‘Broken World’ (For James Assatly)” and “Send My Roots Rain” were anthologized in Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology.

“‘Broken World’ (For James Assatly)” was also anthologized in The Best American Poetry.

Marjorie Perloff wrote: “The poems in Joseph Lease’s Broken World are as cool as they are passionate, as soft-spoken as they are indignant, and as fiercely Romantic as they are formally contained. Whether writing an elegy for a friend who died of AIDS or playing complex variations on Rilke’s Duino Elegies . . . Lease has complete command of his poetic materials. His poems are spellbinding in their terse and ironic authority: Yes, the reader feels when s/he has finished, this is how it was—and how it is. An exquisite collection!”

Michael Bérubé called Broken World “remarkably inventive and evocative work from Joseph Lease, one of the finest poets writing today.”

We are thrilled to announce our fall installment of the Lone Glen series, featuring poets Genine Lentine and Linda Norton.  Join us at our home on the evening of Saturday, November 8th at 7:30 pm to celebrate inspiring poetry. We are located at 3132 Harrison Street in Oakland; look for the signs directing you through the side entryway that lead to the backyard and basement. Bring a friend and/or a libation to share; bring an open mind. We will provide wine, snacks, and mood lighting. Lone Glen is a quarterly writing, art, and performance series dedicated to promoting more community and support among artists of all disciplines. For more information, go to https://loneglen.wordpress.com/ We look forward to seeing you! Here are the authors’ bios:

Genine Lentine is the author of Poses: An Essay Drawn from the Model (Kelly’s Cove, 2012) and Mr. Worthington’s Beautiful Experiments on Splashes (New Michigan Press, 2010) and, and co-author with Stanley Kunitz of The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden (W.W. Norton, 2005). Recent work appears in The BafflerFunk & Wag, and the PEN Poetry Series. She received an M.S. in Theoretical Linguistics from Georgetown University and an M.F.A. in Poetry from New York University.  She’s the recipient of fellowships from Montalvo Arts Center, Headlands, Hedgebrook, and the University of Arizona Poetry Center. This fall she’s curating the RE@DS series at the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive. She teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute and privately.  www.geninelentine.com

Poet, writer, and collage artist Linda Norton is the author of THE PUBLIC GARDENS: POEMS AND HISTORY (Pressed Wafer, 2011; with an introduction by Fanny Howe), a finalist for an LA Times Book Prize in 2012. Her work appears in four anthologies and her collages are on the covers of several books. Norton is currently completing two manuscripts: DARK WHITE (non-fiction) and COLORATURA. Chapters and poems from these works in progress have appeared or are forthcoming in the Fish Anthology (Cork, Ireland), Colorado Review, Zen Monster, Ambush, Eleven Eleven, and Berkeley Poetry Review. She recently returned from Ireland where her collages are on exhibit at the Dock Arts Center. She is a recipient of a 2014 Creative Work Fund grant. For more information, visit: http://thepublicgardens.blogspot.com/.

We are thrilled to announce our fall installment of the Lone Glen series, featuring poets Genine Lentine and Linda Norton.  Join us on the evening of Saturday, November 8th! More details coming soon.