Poetry Reading: Paul Watsky & Dawn McGuire Reading

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Poetry Reading: Paul Watsky & Dawn McGuire Reading

Time: January 22, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: The 3300 Club in San Francisco
Street: 3300 Mission Street, corner of 29th
City/Town: San Francisco
Phone: (415) 826-6886
Event Type: poetry, reading
Organized By: Paul Watsky
Latest Activity: Jan 22, 2013

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Event Description

What happens when two poets (who also just happen to be a Jungian analyst and a neurologist) get together?

Poetry, of course! Join Paul Watsky & Dawn McGuire 

Join Dawn McGuire and Paul Watsky on Tuesday, January 22, at 7pm at 3300 Mission St. in San Francisco for a reading. There will be an open mic afterward.

Not only will you be supporting a very long-running reading series, you'll get a look at one of San Francisco's old-time working class bars: a href="http://www.3300club.com/history.html">http://www.3300club.com/history.html>

Paul Watsky, featured author during the 2012 Depth Psychology Alliance Book Club, is the author of Telling The Difference (Fisher King Press, 2010) and cotranslator with Emiko Miyashita of Santoka (PIE Books, 2006). His work has appeared or i forthcoming are Interim, Smartish Pace, The Carolina Quarterly, Many Mountains Moving, Alabama Literary Review, The Pinch, and Natural Bridge.

"To quote Norman O. Brown quoting Euripides, 'God made an opening for the unexpected,' and at long last we have what many of us have greatly desired: a collection of poems by Paul Watsky. His is a singular voice in contemporary poetry, with a range that encompasses the wry, the mordant, the laugh-out-loud funny and the deeply moving, often within the same poem. One of Ovid's earliest critics complained that he did not know when to leave well enough alone. In this he resembles the eponymous hero of Watsky's 'The Magnificent Goldstein,' and, come to think of it, Watsky himself, for which we have cause to rejoice." -Charles Martin

McGuire will read

from her new collection, The Aphasia Café. McGuire, a neurologist and Professor at the Neuroscience Institute of Morehouse School of Medicine, has published three collections. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She most recently won the Sarah Lawrence/ Campbell Corner Language Exchange Prize for “poems that treat larger themes with lyric intensity.” In her best-selling third book, The Aphasia Café, McGuire enters into the world of her aphasic patients to explore the way we use language to construct our identity and world.

These accessible, powerful poems invite listeners to enter into a conversation about language, identity, silence, and human resilience.

Please note the attached flyer. Don't hesitate to pass  this info along. 

Download Flyer: PoetryReading-012213-PaulWatsky-DawnMcGuire.pdf

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