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World cup poetry | Joan Gelfand

World cup poetry

Posted on: July 7th, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized.

Enjoy a little poetry with your soccer.

Olive

Grove, she said, gazing past ancient wall that led to town. Centuries of heat had beaten its bricks; generations of lovers. Long lines of flouncy olive trees formed wavy, drunken aisles, silvery leaves growing out like Medusa’s hair. Summer in Pistoia.

July fourth in the heart of Tuscany. Yellowgold houses against baked brown earth, and all those olives, afternoon sun making her sweat. Down by the pool there was a pergola, and so she did what he liked best in that grove, out of the glare.

Later, off the main street, in a small square, dipping plain bread in bitter, pressed oil. The sun and the groves hard fruit entered her, dripped down the back of her throat coating her insides. She glowed.

The wine, musky, plain, but deep, played one note: Reliable. He touched her hand, his eyes thanking her for being, as the locals screamed from their balconies every time Italy scored.

From “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams,” San Francisco Bay Press, 2009

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Enjoying Far Niente

Posted on: July 6th, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized.

I hope you squeezed in some Far Niente this weekend – that fine art of doing nothing.

And, by the way, the science on creativity states that creativity requires unstructured time. Enjoy.

SUMMER

Summer flutters.
Dusty scents:
Pennyroyal, yarrow.
Earth blooms showy
Blue oceans of forget-me-nots
Carpets of poppies
Meadows of primary colors
Soft donkey’s ears.

Naked, stretched
Sun warmed rock.
Lakeside reflection:
Sky granite/granite sky.

Summer flutters.
The child’s net poised
To capture day’s light.

Summer flutters
Late nights
Friends, sun dips, stars descend.

Summer flutters.
Perfect the art of far niente;
First kisses. Fantasy set free.
What I want to be:
A warrior, princess, a lynx.

Summer flutters.
Memories no more complicated than ice cream.
A baby’s body relaxes in crystal clear pond,
Primal pool, watery return.

Summer flutters.
Penstamen, gladiola, hollyhock
Hibiscus garden.
The butterfly of seasons
In paper-thin wings –
The beauty of her design.

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Events

Posted on: May 21st, 2014. Filed under: .

Upcoming Events

2014

May 21 | U of W Bookstore reading & book signing, U District Store, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA @ 7pm

July 11 | Reading with Christian Georgescu, Helene Cordona, Deborah Brown & John Fitzpatrick,

July 20 | Healdsburg Literary Guild: Third Sunday Salon with Connie Post, Bean Affair, 1270 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA @ 1:30pm

September 21 | Central Coast Writers Conference featuring workshops on building your writer’s resume, San Luis Obispo, CA

October TBA | LitCrawl with The J Weekly, San Francisco, CA @ TBD

October 25 | WNBA Reading & book signing, with Kim Triedman & Jennifer Barber, Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA @ 2pm

Previous Events

2014

May 4 | Art and Literature Fair, Congregation Beth Sholom, 301 14th Avenue, SF, CA @ 4pm

April 13 | Sunday Evening greatweatherformedia.com Series, Parkside Lounge, 317 E. Houston Street, NYC, NY @ 7pm

April 12 | Reading with Raymond Nat Turner – Live jazz, Nuyorican Poets Café, 236 E. 3rd Street, NYC, NY @ 2pm

April 9 | Honoring National Poetry Month, Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, CT, Noon – workshop on publishing; 7pm – reading and book signing

April 5 | Environmental Poetry from five Northern California Poets w/ Genny Lim, Drew Dillinger, Mary Mackey, Kurt Lumpkin and Al Young, Poet Laureate of California Emeritus, Rockridge Public Library, Oakland, CA @ 2pm

March 29 | The Long Blue Room private Launch Party: by invitation only, reading and book signing with live music; write to Joan at joan@joangelfand.com for more details, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, CA @ 7pm

March 29 | Benicia Literary Arts: Reading, book signing and talk on publishing. Presented by Lois Requist, Benicia Poet Laureate, Bookshop Benicia, Benicia, CA @ 2pm

March 27 | San Francisco book launch & reading, Bookshop West Portal, San Francisco, CA @ 7pm
March 2 | Poetry Unbound Series, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, open mic starts @ 5:30pm

February 15 | Poetry & jazz with Brian Felson, Andy Jones, Brad Henderson; Free & open to the public; as part of the SF Writer’s Conference, Mark Hopkins Hotel, Room of the Dons @ 9pm

February 13-16 | 11th Annual San Francisco Writer’s Conference, presenter and conference attendee reading, Saturday, February 15 @ 8pm

2013

November 14 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light”, 7pm at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA

November 12 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light” at 8pm, “Downstairs” at 998 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

October 24 | Worldwide reading in celebration of Cervena Barva Press, also featuring Lucy Lang Day, Richard Levine and Daniel Harris. Reception to follow. 7pm, Bookshop West Portal, 80 W Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA

October 19 | Litquake/Litcrawl: Saturday night, reading with the “J.”; 6pm at FourBarrel Coffee, 375 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

2012

April 25 | Poetry reading to benefit the San Francisco Food Bank – Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, 7pm

April 20 | Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA

February 17, 18, 19 | Invited back to speak at the San Francisco Writers Conference

2011

December 15 | John Natsoulas Gallery Davis California hosted by Andy Jones of the Poetry and Technology Hour – KDVS, and Brad Henderson

November 23 | Broken Circles: Poets Writing About Hunger

October 5 | Launch Party for “Gape-Seed” Uphook Press’s new anthology at The Art House Gallery in Berkley, CA

September 9, 10, & 11 | Speaking on “Building Your Writers Resume” California Poets in the Schools Symposium, Santa Barbara, CA

June 26 | The Poetry Hotel is pleased to feature Joan Gelfand for the salon.

June 6 | NY Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch

May 14 | Frank Bette Art Center, 1601 Paru, Alameda, CA, 8pm

May 2 | Reading at Bird and Beckett, 653 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA

April 11 | Reading at Poets Gallery, Cafe Greco, 423 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA

April 6 | Reading at Sunset Poetry, 333 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA, 7 – 9pm

March 19 | Continent of Light Book Launch Party. Poetry read by contributors with music by bassist Steve Shain. MC: David Madgalene. Free & open to the public. Pelican Art Gallery and Custom Framing Studio. 143 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA. 2:00 – 5:00pm. Contact: David Madgalene. madgalene at sonic.net.

March 17 | Point Arena – Third Thursday series

February 28 | Joan Gelfand will be a guest of Blake More on Women’s Voices on KXYX&Z Mendocino County Community Radio (streams live at www.kzyx.org); the show will also be archived on Blake More’s site.

February 19-20 | Poetry Workshop and Reading, San Francisco Writers Conference Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA

January 15 | Book signing at Mimosa Champagne Lounge, 2355 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 4 – 6pm

2010

December 19 | Reading at Shakti Soulstice at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA

November 20 | Reading for Fearless Books at the Berkeley Public Library main branch

November 9 | Book launch for Here and Abroad at Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA

November 3 | Interview on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon

October 9 | LitCrawl ambush – caveat lector, zeek

October 5 | Word Painters: SF Public Library: Noe Valley Branch, 7pm Host: Stephen Kopel

September 28 | Reading at Marin Poetry Center’s Marin Traveling Show

September 21 | Seminar on Pulitzer Prize winning poets at Town & Country Library

September 16 | Interview on Alan Hutner Radio

August 24 | Live Poets TV w/Robin Somers

May 2 | An Afternoon of Poetry about Mom: Ravenswood Historic Site, 2647 Arroyo Road, Livermore 2-4pm

April 19 | Café Greco/Columbus/North Beach: Sponsored by “The Poets Gallery” featured reader w/ Mary Hower, Host: Philip Hacker: 7pm

April 17-18 | Adult Poetry Judge: Pleasanton Poetry, Prose and the Arts Festival

March 26 | Washington, D.C. Location TBD

March 13 | Poetry Reading to Benefit Haiti Earthquake Victims – Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA

March 6 | Collected Works Bookstore: Sante Fe with Kelly Sullivan Walden “I Had the Strangest Dream” 6pm

February 23 | mysticbablylonpodcast Cable TV Featured reader

February 12-14 | Poetry Liaison SF Writers Conference, two workshops and “Ask An Ex-pert” panel, www.sfwriters.org

January 24 | San Pancho, Mexico Location Café del Mar

January 7 | Cartwheels in the Sky, internet poetry radio show with Blake More.

2009

December 13 | Valona Deli, Crockett, CA, 4pm

October 25 | The Beat Museum

October 22 | Jewish Community Library

October 17 | LitCrawl with Zeek Magazine, 7:15pm The Corner Bar

October 10 | Southern Festival of Books – Nashville, Tennessee

October 5 | Gallery Cafe, 7pm, Washington & Powell, San Francisco

September 29 | Marin Poetry Center

September 20 | Petaluma Poetry Walk

September 11 | Stories Bookstore, Los Angeles

September 4 | Poetry and Pizza

June 3 | Nashville Public Library

June 21 | Afikomen Books

June 25 | WOM-BA mini-tour, Books Inc.

April 16 | WNBA – Author’s Showcase

April 8 | Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA. Reading with Ann Harleman

April 1 | Bowery Poetry Club 6pm with Slim Russell

March 25 | Gallery Bookshop 7pm, 45098 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, with Becky Foust

March 22 | 4pm NBC Interview with Janice Edwards: Bay Area Vistas

March 19 | 7:30pm : Avid Reader: Davis, California 617 2nd Street. www.avidreaderbooks.com

March 12 | Randall Museum Theater/Poetry Series: “Passion Unveiled”, 7pm featured with Stephen Kopel, Jari Bradley & Christopher Bernard; Hosted by Ana Elsner

March 11 | Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour: KDVS/UC Davis

March 3 | Poetry Center San Jose, Poetry First! 7pm Art Object Gallery 592 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA

Feb 16 | Moe’s Books, 7:30pm With Geri Digiorno, 2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA

Feb 13- 15 | Speaking on “Submission Strategies That Work”, Reading at the 1st Annual Poetry Cafe: San Francisco Writers Conference: Mark Hopkins Hotel Nob Hill

Feb 4 | Parkplace Books First Wednesday Poetry Series

Click on these links to view Joan’s schedules and information:

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Events

Posted on: May 21st, 2014. Filed under: .

Upcoming Events

2014

May 21 | U of W Bookstore reading & book signing, U District Store, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA @ 7pm

July 11 | Reading with Christian Georgescu, Helene Cordona, Deborah Brown & John Fitzpatrick, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Venice, CA @ 7pm

July 20 | Healdsburg Literary Guild: Third Sunday Salon with Connie Post, Bean Affair, 1270 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA @ 1:30pm

September 21 | Central Coast Writers Conference featuring workshops on building your writer’s resume, San Luis Obispo, CA

October TBA | LitCrawl with The J Weekly, San Francisco, CA @ TBD

October 25 | WNBA Reading & book signing, with Kim Triedman & Jennifer Barber, Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA @ 2pm

Previous Events

2014

May 4 | Art and Literature Fair, Congregation Beth Sholom, 301 14th Avenue, SF, CA @ 4pm

April 13 | Sunday Evening greatweatherformedia.com Series, Parkside Lounge, 317 E. Houston Street, NYC, NY @ 7pm

April 12 | Reading with Raymond Nat Turner – Live jazz, Nuyorican Poets Café, 236 E. 3rd Street, NYC, NY @ 2pm

April 9 | Honoring National Poetry Month, Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, CT, Noon – workshop on publishing; 7pm – reading and book signing

April 5 | Environmental Poetry from five Northern California Poets w/ Genny Lim, Drew Dillinger, Mary Mackey, Kurt Lumpkin and Al Young, Poet Laureate of California Emeritus, Rockridge Public Library, Oakland, CA @ 2pm

March 29 | The Long Blue Room private Launch Party: by invitation only, reading and book signing with live music; write to Joan at joan@joangelfand.com for more details, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, CA @ 7pm

March 29 | Benicia Literary Arts: Reading, book signing and talk on publishing. Presented by Lois Requist, Benicia Poet Laureate, Bookshop Benicia, Benicia, CA @ 2pm

March 27 | San Francisco book launch & reading, Bookshop West Portal, San Francisco, CA @ 7pm
March 2 | Poetry Unbound Series, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, open mic starts @ 5:30pm

February 15 | Poetry & jazz with Brian Felson, Andy Jones, Brad Henderson; Free & open to the public; as part of the SF Writer’s Conference, Mark Hopkins Hotel, Room of the Dons @ 9pm

February 13-16 | 11th Annual San Francisco Writer’s Conference, presenter and conference attendee reading, Saturday, February 15 @ 8pm

2013

November 14 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light”, 7pm at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA

November 12 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light” at 8pm, “Downstairs” at 998 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

October 24 | Worldwide reading in celebration of Cervena Barva Press, also featuring Lucy Lang Day, Richard Levine and Daniel Harris. Reception to follow. 7pm, Bookshop West Portal, 80 W Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA

October 19 | Litquake/Litcrawl: Saturday night, reading with the “J.”; 6pm at FourBarrel Coffee, 375 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

2012

April 25 | Poetry reading to benefit the San Francisco Food Bank – Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, 7pm

April 20 | Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA

February 17, 18, 19 | Invited back to speak at the San Francisco Writers Conference

2011

December 15 | John Natsoulas Gallery Davis California hosted by Andy Jones of the Poetry and Technology Hour – KDVS, and Brad Henderson

November 23 | Broken Circles: Poets Writing About Hunger

October 5 | Launch Party for “Gape-Seed” Uphook Press’s new anthology at The Art House Gallery in Berkley, CA

September 9, 10, & 11 | Speaking on “Building Your Writers Resume” California Poets in the Schools Symposium, Santa Barbara, CA

June 26 | The Poetry Hotel is pleased to feature Joan Gelfand for the salon.

June 6 | NY Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch

May 14 | Frank Bette Art Center, 1601 Paru, Alameda, CA, 8pm

May 2 | Reading at Bird and Beckett, 653 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA

April 11 | Reading at Poets Gallery, Cafe Greco, 423 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA

April 6 | Reading at Sunset Poetry, 333 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA, 7 – 9pm

March 19 | Continent of Light Book Launch Party. Poetry read by contributors with music by bassist Steve Shain. MC: David Madgalene. Free & open to the public. Pelican Art Gallery and Custom Framing Studio. 143 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA. 2:00 – 5:00pm. Contact: David Madgalene. madgalene at sonic.net.

March 17 | Point Arena – Third Thursday series

February 28 | Joan Gelfand will be a guest of Blake More on Women’s Voices on KXYX&Z Mendocino County Community Radio (streams live at www.kzyx.org); the show will also be archived on Blake More’s site.

February 19-20 | Poetry Workshop and Reading, San Francisco Writers Conference Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA

January 15 | Book signing at Mimosa Champagne Lounge, 2355 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 4 – 6pm

2010

December 19 | Reading at Shakti Soulstice at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA

November 20 | Reading for Fearless Books at the Berkeley Public Library main branch

November 9 | Book launch for Here and Abroad at Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA

November 3 | Interview on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon

October 9 | LitCrawl ambush – caveat lector, zeek

October 5 | Word Painters: SF Public Library: Noe Valley Branch, 7pm Host: Stephen Kopel

September 28 | Reading at Marin Poetry Center’s Marin Traveling Show

September 21 | Seminar on Pulitzer Prize winning poets at Town & Country Library

September 16 | Interview on Alan Hutner Radio

August 24 | Live Poets TV w/Robin Somers

May 2 | An Afternoon of Poetry about Mom: Ravenswood Historic Site, 2647 Arroyo Road, Livermore 2-4pm

April 19 | Café Greco/Columbus/North Beach: Sponsored by “The Poets Gallery” featured reader w/ Mary Hower, Host: Philip Hacker: 7pm

April 17-18 | Adult Poetry Judge: Pleasanton Poetry, Prose and the Arts Festival

March 26 | Washington, D.C. Location TBD

March 13 | Poetry Reading to Benefit Haiti Earthquake Victims – Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA

March 6 | Collected Works Bookstore: Sante Fe with Kelly Sullivan Walden “I Had the Strangest Dream” 6pm

February 23 | mysticbablylonpodcast Cable TV Featured reader

February 12-14 | Poetry Liaison SF Writers Conference, two workshops and “Ask An Ex-pert” panel, www.sfwriters.org

January 24 | San Pancho, Mexico Location Café del Mar

January 7 | Cartwheels in the Sky, internet poetry radio show with Blake More.

2009

December 13 | Valona Deli, Crockett, CA, 4pm

October 25 | The Beat Museum

October 22 | Jewish Community Library

October 17 | LitCrawl with Zeek Magazine, 7:15pm The Corner Bar

October 10 | Southern Festival of Books – Nashville, Tennessee

October 5 | Gallery Cafe, 7pm, Washington & Powell, San Francisco

September 29 | Marin Poetry Center

September 20 | Petaluma Poetry Walk

September 11 | Stories Bookstore, Los Angeles

September 4 | Poetry and Pizza

June 3 | Nashville Public Library

June 21 | Afikomen Books

June 25 | WOM-BA mini-tour, Books Inc.

April 16 | WNBA – Author’s Showcase

April 8 | Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA. Reading with Ann Harleman

April 1 | Bowery Poetry Club 6pm with Slim Russell

March 25 | Gallery Bookshop 7pm, 45098 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, with Becky Foust

March 22 | 4pm NBC Interview with Janice Edwards: Bay Area Vistas

March 19 | 7:30pm : Avid Reader: Davis, California 617 2nd Street. www.avidreaderbooks.com

March 12 | Randall Museum Theater/Poetry Series: “Passion Unveiled”, 7pm featured with Stephen Kopel, Jari Bradley & Christopher Bernard; Hosted by Ana Elsner

March 11 | Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour: KDVS/UC Davis

March 3 | Poetry Center San Jose, Poetry First! 7pm Art Object Gallery 592 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA

Feb 16 | Moe’s Books, 7:30pm With Geri Digiorno, 2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA

Feb 13- 15 | Speaking on “Submission Strategies That Work”, Reading at the 1st Annual Poetry Cafe: San Francisco Writers Conference: Mark Hopkins Hotel Nob Hill

Feb 4 | Parkplace Books First Wednesday Poetry Series

Click on these links to view Joan’s schedules and information:

Events Calendar

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Events

Posted on: May 15th, 2014. Filed under: .

Upcoming Events

2014

May 21 | U of W Bookstore reading & book signing, U District Store, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA @ 7pm

July 20 | Healdsburg Literary Guild: Third Sunday Salon with Connie Post, Bean Affair, 1270 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA @ 1:30pm

September 21 | Central Coast Writers Conference featuring workshops on building your writer’s resume, San Luis Obispo, CA

October TBA | LitCrawl with The J Weekly, San Francisco, CA @ TBD

October 25 | WNBA Reading & book signing, with Kim Triedman & Jennifer Barber, Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA @ 2pm

Previous Events

2014

May 4 | Art and Literature Fair, Congregation Beth Sholom, 301 14th Avenue, SF, CA @ 4pm

April 13 | Sunday Evening greatweatherformedia.com Series, Parkside Lounge, 317 E. Houston Street, NYC, NY @ 7pm

April 12 | Reading with Raymond Nat Turner – Live jazz, Nuyorican Poets Café, 236 E. 3rd Street, NYC, NY @ 2pm

April 9 | Honoring National Poetry Month, Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, CT, Noon – workshop on publishing; 7pm – reading and book signing

April 5 | Environmental Poetry from five Northern California Poets w/ Genny Lim, Drew Dillinger, Mary Mackey, Kurt Lumpkin and Al Young, Poet Laureate of California Emeritus, Rockridge Public Library, Oakland, CA @ 2pm

March 29 | The Long Blue Room private Launch Party: by invitation only, reading and book signing with live music; write to Joan at joan@joangelfand.com for more details, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, CA @ 7pm

March 29 | Benicia Literary Arts: Reading, book signing and talk on publishing. Presented by Lois Requist, Benicia Poet Laureate, Bookshop Benicia, Benicia, CA @ 2pm

March 27 | San Francisco book launch & reading, Bookshop West Portal, San Francisco, CA @ 7pm
March 2 | Poetry Unbound Series, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, open mic starts @ 5:30pm

February 15 | Poetry & jazz with Brian Felson, Andy Jones, Brad Henderson; Free & open to the public; as part of the SF Writer’s Conference, Mark Hopkins Hotel, Room of the Dons @ 9pm

February 13-16 | 11th Annual San Francisco Writer’s Conference, presenter and conference attendee reading, Saturday, February 15 @ 8pm

2013

November 14 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light”, 7pm at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA

November 12 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light” at 8pm, “Downstairs” at 998 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

October 24 | Worldwide reading in celebration of Cervena Barva Press, also featuring Lucy Lang Day, Richard Levine and Daniel Harris. Reception to follow. 7pm, Bookshop West Portal, 80 W Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA

October 19 | Litquake/Litcrawl: Saturday night, reading with the “J.”; 6pm at FourBarrel Coffee, 375 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

2012

April 25 | Poetry reading to benefit the San Francisco Food Bank – Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, 7pm

April 20 | Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA

February 17, 18, 19 | Invited back to speak at the San Francisco Writers Conference

2011

December 15 | John Natsoulas Gallery Davis California hosted by Andy Jones of the Poetry and Technology Hour – KDVS, and Brad Henderson

November 23 | Broken Circles: Poets Writing About Hunger

October 5 | Launch Party for “Gape-Seed” Uphook Press’s new anthology at The Art House Gallery in Berkley, CA

September 9, 10, & 11 | Speaking on “Building Your Writers Resume” California Poets in the Schools Symposium, Santa Barbara, CA

June 26 | The Poetry Hotel is pleased to feature Joan Gelfand for the salon.

June 6 | NY Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch

May 14 | Frank Bette Art Center, 1601 Paru, Alameda, CA, 8pm

May 2 | Reading at Bird and Beckett, 653 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA

April 11 | Reading at Poets Gallery, Cafe Greco, 423 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA

April 6 | Reading at Sunset Poetry, 333 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA, 7 – 9pm

March 19 | Continent of Light Book Launch Party. Poetry read by contributors with music by bassist Steve Shain. MC: David Madgalene. Free & open to the public. Pelican Art Gallery and Custom Framing Studio. 143 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA. 2:00 – 5:00pm. Contact: David Madgalene. madgalene at sonic.net.

March 17 | Point Arena – Third Thursday series

February 28 | Joan Gelfand will be a guest of Blake More on Women’s Voices on KXYX&Z Mendocino County Community Radio (streams live at www.kzyx.org); the show will also be archived on Blake More’s site.

February 19-20 | Poetry Workshop and Reading, San Francisco Writers Conference Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA

January 15 | Book signing at Mimosa Champagne Lounge, 2355 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 4 – 6pm

2010

December 19 | Reading at Shakti Soulstice at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA

November 20 | Reading for Fearless Books at the Berkeley Public Library main branch

November 9 | Book launch for Here and Abroad at Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA

November 3 | Interview on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon

October 9 | LitCrawl ambush – caveat lector, zeek

October 5 | Word Painters: SF Public Library: Noe Valley Branch, 7pm Host: Stephen Kopel

September 28 | Reading at Marin Poetry Center’s Marin Traveling Show

September 21 | Seminar on Pulitzer Prize winning poets at Town & Country Library

September 16 | Interview on Alan Hutner Radio

August 24 | Live Poets TV w/Robin Somers

May 2 | An Afternoon of Poetry about Mom: Ravenswood Historic Site, 2647 Arroyo Road, Livermore 2-4pm

April 19 | Café Greco/Columbus/North Beach: Sponsored by “The Poets Gallery” featured reader w/ Mary Hower, Host: Philip Hacker: 7pm

April 17-18 | Adult Poetry Judge: Pleasanton Poetry, Prose and the Arts Festival

March 26 | Washington, D.C. Location TBD

March 13 | Poetry Reading to Benefit Haiti Earthquake Victims – Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA

March 6 | Collected Works Bookstore: Sante Fe with Kelly Sullivan Walden “I Had the Strangest Dream” 6pm

February 23 | mysticbablylonpodcast Cable TV Featured reader

February 12-14 | Poetry Liaison SF Writers Conference, two workshops and “Ask An Ex-pert” panel, www.sfwriters.org

January 24 | San Pancho, Mexico Location Café del Mar

January 7 | Cartwheels in the Sky, internet poetry radio show with Blake More.

2009

December 13 | Valona Deli, Crockett, CA, 4pm

October 25 | The Beat Museum

October 22 | Jewish Community Library

October 17 | LitCrawl with Zeek Magazine, 7:15pm The Corner Bar

October 10 | Southern Festival of Books – Nashville, Tennessee

October 5 | Gallery Cafe, 7pm, Washington & Powell, San Francisco

September 29 | Marin Poetry Center

September 20 | Petaluma Poetry Walk

September 11 | Stories Bookstore, Los Angeles

September 4 | Poetry and Pizza

June 3 | Nashville Public Library

June 21 | Afikomen Books

June 25 | WOM-BA mini-tour, Books Inc.

April 16 | WNBA – Author’s Showcase

April 8 | Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA. Reading with Ann Harleman

April 1 | Bowery Poetry Club 6pm with Slim Russell

March 25 | Gallery Bookshop 7pm, 45098 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, with Becky Foust

March 22 | 4pm NBC Interview with Janice Edwards: Bay Area Vistas

March 19 | 7:30pm : Avid Reader: Davis, California 617 2nd Street. www.avidreaderbooks.com

March 12 | Randall Museum Theater/Poetry Series: “Passion Unveiled”, 7pm featured with Stephen Kopel, Jari Bradley & Christopher Bernard; Hosted by Ana Elsner

March 11 | Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour: KDVS/UC Davis

March 3 | Poetry Center San Jose, Poetry First! 7pm Art Object Gallery 592 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA

Feb 16 | Moe’s Books, 7:30pm With Geri Digiorno, 2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA

Feb 13- 15 | Speaking on “Submission Strategies That Work”, Reading at the 1st Annual Poetry Cafe: San Francisco Writers Conference: Mark Hopkins Hotel Nob Hill

Feb 4 | Parkplace Books First Wednesday Poetry Series

Click on these links to view Joan’s schedules and information:

Events Calendar

Leave a Reply

Events

Posted on: May 15th, 2014. Filed under: .

Upcoming Events

2014

May 21 | U of W Bookstore reading & book signing, U District Store, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA @ 7pm

July 20 | Healdsburg Literary Guild: Third Sunday Salon with Connie Post, Bean Affair, 1270 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA @ 1:30pm

September 21 | Central Coast Writers Conference featuring workshops on building your writer’s resume, San Luis Obispo, CA

October TBA | LitCrawl with The J Weekly, San Francisco, CA @ TBD

October 25 | WNBA Reading & book signing, with Kim Triedman & Jennifer Barber, Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA @ 2pm

Previous Events

2014

May 4 | Art and Literature Fair, Congregation Beth Sholom, 301 14th Avenue, SF, CA @ 4pm

April 13 | Sunday Evening greatweatherformedia.com Series, Parkside Lounge, 317 E. Houston Street, NYC, NY @ 7pm

April 12 | Reading with Raymond Nat Turner – Live jazz, Nuyorican Poets Café, 236 E. 3rd Street, NYC, NY @ 2pm

April 9 | Honoring National Poetry Month, Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, CT, Noon – workshop on publishing; 7pm – reading and book signing

April 5 | Environmental Poetry from five Northern California Poets w/ Genny Lim, Drew Dillinger, Mary Mackey, Kurt Lumpkin and Al Young, Poet Laureate of California Emeritus, Rockridge Public Library, Oakland, CA @ 2pm

March 29 | The Long Blue Room private Launch Party: by invitation only, reading and book signing with live music; write to Joan at joan@joangelfand.com for more details, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, CA @ 7pm

March 29 | Benicia Literary Arts: Reading, book signing and talk on publishing. Presented by Lois Requist, Benicia Poet Laureate, Bookshop Benicia, Benicia, CA @ 2pm

March 27 | San Francisco book launch & reading, Bookshop West Portal, San Francisco, CA @ 7pm
March 2 | Poetry Unbound Series, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, open mic starts @ 5:30pm

February 15 | Poetry & jazz with Brian Felson, Andy Jones, Brad Henderson; Free & open to the public; as part of the SF Writer’s Conference, Mark Hopkins Hotel, Room of the Dons @ 9pm

February 13-16 | 11th Annual San Francisco Writer’s Conference, presenter and conference attendee reading, Saturday, February 15 @ 8pm

2013

November 14 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light”, 7pm at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA

November 12 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light” at 8pm, “Downstairs” at 998 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

October 24 | Worldwide reading in celebration of Cervena Barva Press, also featuring Lucy Lang Day, Richard Levine and Daniel Harris. Reception to follow. 7pm, Bookshop West Portal, 80 W Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA

October 19 | Litquake/Litcrawl: Saturday night, reading with the “J.”; 6pm at FourBarrel Coffee, 375 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

2012

April 25 | Poetry reading to benefit the San Francisco Food Bank – Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, 7pm

April 20 | Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA

February 17, 18, 19 | Invited back to speak at the San Francisco Writers Conference

2011

December 15 | John Natsoulas Gallery Davis California hosted by Andy Jones of the Poetry and Technology Hour – KDVS, and Brad Henderson

November 23 | Broken Circles: Poets Writing About Hunger

October 5 | Launch Party for “Gape-Seed” Uphook Press’s new anthology at The Art House Gallery in Berkley, CA

September 9, 10, & 11 | Speaking on “Building Your Writers Resume” California Poets in the Schools Symposium, Santa Barbara, CA

June 26 | The Poetry Hotel is pleased to feature Joan Gelfand for the salon.

June 6 | NY Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch

May 14 | Frank Bette Art Center, 1601 Paru, Alameda, CA, 8pm

May 2 | Reading at Bird and Beckett, 653 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA

April 11 | Reading at Poets Gallery, Cafe Greco, 423 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA

April 6 | Reading at Sunset Poetry, 333 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA, 7 – 9pm

March 19 | Continent of Light Book Launch Party. Poetry read by contributors with music by bassist Steve Shain. MC: David Madgalene. Free & open to the public. Pelican Art Gallery and Custom Framing Studio. 143 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA. 2:00 – 5:00pm. Contact: David Madgalene. madgalene at sonic.net.

March 17 | Point Arena – Third Thursday series

February 28 | Joan Gelfand will be a guest of Blake More on Women’s Voices on KXYX&Z Mendocino County Community Radio (streams live at www.kzyx.org); the show will also be archived on Blake More’s site.

February 19-20 | Poetry Workshop and Reading, San Francisco Writers Conference Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA

January 15 | Book signing at Mimosa Champagne Lounge, 2355 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 4 – 6pm

2010

December 19 | Reading at Shakti Soulstice at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA

November 20 | Reading for Fearless Books at the Berkeley Public Library main branch

November 9 | Book launch for Here and Abroad at Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA

November 3 | Interview on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon

October 9 | LitCrawl ambush – caveat lector, zeek

October 5 | Word Painters: SF Public Library: Noe Valley Branch, 7pm Host: Stephen Kopel

September 28 | Reading at Marin Poetry Center’s Marin Traveling Show

September 21 | Seminar on Pulitzer Prize winning poets at Town & Country Library

September 16 | Interview on Alan Hutner Radio

August 24 | Live Poets TV w/Robin Somers

May 2 | An Afternoon of Poetry about Mom: Ravenswood Historic Site, 2647 Arroyo Road, Livermore 2-4pm

April 19 | Café Greco/Columbus/North Beach: Sponsored by “The Poets Gallery” featured reader w/ Mary Hower, Host: Philip Hacker: 7pm

April 17-18 | Adult Poetry Judge: Pleasanton Poetry, Prose and the Arts Festival

March 26 | Washington, D.C. Location TBD

March 13 | Poetry Reading to Benefit Haiti Earthquake Victims – Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA

March 6 | Collected Works Bookstore: Sante Fe with Kelly Sullivan Walden “I Had the Strangest Dream” 6pm

February 23 | mysticbablylonpodcast Cable TV Featured reader

February 12-14 | Poetry Liaison SF Writers Conference, two workshops and “Ask An Ex-pert” panel, www.sfwriters.org

January 24 | San Pancho, Mexico Location Café del Mar

January 7 | Cartwheels in the Sky, internet poetry radio show with Blake More.

2009

December 13 | Valona Deli, Crockett, CA, 4pm

October 25 | The Beat Museum

October 22 | Jewish Community Library

October 17 | LitCrawl with Zeek Magazine, 7:15pm The Corner Bar

October 10 | Southern Festival of Books – Nashville, Tennessee

October 5 | Gallery Cafe, 7pm, Washington & Powell, San Francisco

September 29 | Marin Poetry Center

September 20 | Petaluma Poetry Walk

September 11 | Stories Bookstore, Los Angeles

September 4 | Poetry and Pizza

June 3 | Nashville Public Library

June 21 | Afikomen Books

June 25 | WOM-BA mini-tour, Books Inc.

April 16 | WNBA – Author’s Showcase

April 8 | Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA. Reading with Ann Harleman

April 1 | Bowery Poetry Club 6pm with Slim Russell

March 25 | Gallery Bookshop 7pm, 45098 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, with Becky Foust

March 22 | 4pm NBC Interview with Janice Edwards: Bay Area Vistas

March 19 | 7:30pm : Avid Reader: Davis, California 617 2nd Street. www.avidreaderbooks.com

March 12 | Randall Museum Theater/Poetry Series: “Passion Unveiled”, 7pm featured with Stephen Kopel, Jari Bradley & Christopher Bernard; Hosted by Ana Elsner

March 11 | Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour: KDVS/UC Davis

March 3 | Poetry Center San Jose, Poetry First! 7pm Art Object Gallery 592 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA

Feb 16 | Moe’s Books, 7:30pm With Geri Digiorno, 2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA

Feb 13- 15 | Speaking on “Submission Strategies That Work”, Reading at the 1st Annual Poetry Cafe: San Francisco Writers Conference: Mark Hopkins Hotel Nob Hill

Feb 4 | Parkplace Books First Wednesday Poetry Series

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Upcoming Appearances

Previous Appearances

April 2014

April 10, 2014 | See my feature with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

April 14, 2014 | See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

March 26, 2014

Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Foley and Clara Hsu.
Listen here!

February 2014

jweekly logo Press
Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”


Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show


February 28, 2014 | Watch my interview with the Author Learning Center.

February 17, 2014 | The D-Spot, with Doctor Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden

November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance


I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

SmallPress 300x67 Press

Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

NewsPages 300x84 Press

NewPages Book Reviews
-gape-seed- Uphook Press

Read Review Here

Mark Fogarty 
DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

Read Review Here

Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

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includeShareButton Press

Caesura

Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

Midwest Book Review

Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

Sacramento Book Review

A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

Book Review in Poetica Magazine

A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

The New Book Review

A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

Click to listen (or download)

Upcoming

  • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
  • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

Writers Sanctuary

Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

NBC Bay Area Vista

Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
– Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

Read More

Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

Read More

Author interview with Meg Clayton

My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

Read More

Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

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Upcoming Appearances

Previous Appearances

April 2014

April 10, 2014 | See my feature with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

April 14, 2014 | See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

March 26, 2014

Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Foley and Clara Hsu.
Listen here!

February 2014

jweekly logo Press
Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”


Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show


February 28, 2014 | Watch my interview with the Author Learning Center.

February 17, 2014

The D-Spot, with Doctor Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden

November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance


I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

SmallPress 300x67 Press

Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

NewsPages 300x84 Press

NewPages Book Reviews
-gape-seed- Uphook Press

Read Review Here

Mark Fogarty 
DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

Read Review Here

Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

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includeShareButton Press

Caesura

Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

Midwest Book Review

Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

Sacramento Book Review

A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

Book Review in Poetica Magazine

A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

The New Book Review

A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

Click to listen (or download)

Upcoming

  • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
  • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

Writers Sanctuary

Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

NBC Bay Area Vista

Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
– Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

Read More

Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

Read More

Author interview with Meg Clayton

My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

Read More

Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

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Press

Posted on: May 15th, 2014. Filed under: .

Upcoming Appearances

Previous Appearances

April 2014

April 10, 2014 | See my feature with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

April 14, 2014 | See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

March 26, 2014

Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Foley and Clara Hsu.
Listen here!

February 2014

jweekly logo Press
Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”


Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show

February 28, 2014


Watch my interview with the Author Learning Center.

February 17, 2014

The D-Spot, with Doctor Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden

November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance


I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

SmallPress 300x67 Press

Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

NewsPages 300x84 Press

NewPages Book Reviews
-gape-seed- Uphook Press

Read Review Here

Mark Fogarty 
DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

Read Review Here

Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

player logo Press

includeShareButton Press

Caesura

Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

Midwest Book Review

Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

Sacramento Book Review

A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

Book Review in Poetica Magazine

A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

The New Book Review

A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

Click to listen (or download)

Upcoming

  • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
  • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

Writers Sanctuary

Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

NBC Bay Area Vista

Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
– Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

Read More

Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

Read More

Author interview with Meg Clayton

My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

Read More

Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

Leave a Reply

Press

Posted on: May 15th, 2014. Filed under: .

Upcoming Appearances

Previous Appearances

April 2014

April 10, 2014 | Feature with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

April 14, 2014 | See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

March 26, 2014

Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Foley and Clara Hsu.
Listen here!

February 2014

jweekly logo Press
Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”


Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show

February 28, 2014


Watch my interview with the Author Learning Center.

February 17, 2014

The D-Spot, with Doctor Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden

November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance


I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

SmallPress 300x67 Press

Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

NewsPages 300x84 Press

NewPages Book Reviews
-gape-seed- Uphook Press

Read Review Here

Mark Fogarty 
DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

Read Review Here

Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

player logo Press

includeShareButton Press

Caesura

Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

Midwest Book Review

Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

Sacramento Book Review

A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

Book Review in Poetica Magazine

A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

The New Book Review

A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

Click to listen (or download)

Upcoming

  • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
  • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

Writers Sanctuary

Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

NBC Bay Area Vista

Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
– Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

Read More

Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

Read More

Author interview with Meg Clayton

My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

Read More

Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

Leave a Reply

Press

Posted on: May 15th, 2014. Filed under: .

Upcoming Appearances

Previous Appearances

April 2014

I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

April 14, 2014 | See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

March 26, 2014

Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Foley and Clara Hsu.
Listen here!

February 2014

jweekly logo Press
Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”


Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show

February 28, 2014


Watch my interview with the Author Learning Center.

February 17, 2014

The D-Spot, with Doctor Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden

November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance


I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

SmallPress 300x67 Press

Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

NewsPages 300x84 Press

NewPages Book Reviews
-gape-seed- Uphook Press

Read Review Here

Mark Fogarty 
DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

Read Review Here

Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

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Caesura

Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

Midwest Book Review

Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

Sacramento Book Review

A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

Book Review in Poetica Magazine

A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

The New Book Review

A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

Click to listen (or download)

Upcoming

  • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
  • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

Writers Sanctuary

Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

NBC Bay Area Vista

Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
– Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

Read More

Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

Read More

Author interview with Meg Clayton

My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

Read More

Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

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Posted on: May 15th, 2014. Filed under: .

Upcoming Appearances

Previous Appearances

April 2014

I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

April 14, 2014 | See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

March 26, 2014

Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Foley and Clara Hsu.
Listen here!

February 2014

jweekly logo Press
Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”


Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show

February 28, 2014


Watch my Interview with the Author Learning Center.

February 17, 2014

The D-Spot, with Doctor Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden

November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance


I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

SmallPress 300x67 Press

Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

NewsPages 300x84 Press

NewPages Book Reviews
-gape-seed- Uphook Press

Read Review Here

Mark Fogarty 
DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

Read Review Here

Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

player logo Press

includeShareButton Press

Caesura

Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

Midwest Book Review

Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

Sacramento Book Review

A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

Book Review in Poetica Magazine

A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

The New Book Review

A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

Click to listen (or download)

Upcoming

  • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
  • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

Writers Sanctuary

Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

NBC Bay Area Vista

Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
– Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

Read More

Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

Read More

Author interview with Meg Clayton

My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

Read More

Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

Leave a Reply

Press

Posted on: May 15th, 2014. Filed under: .

Upcoming Appearances

Previous Appearances

April 2014

I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

April 14, 2014 | See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

March 26, 2014

Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Foley and Clara Hsu.
Listen here!

February 2014

jweekly logo Press
Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”


Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show

February 28, 2014


Watch my Interview with the Author Learning Center.

February 17, 2014

The D-Spot, with Doctor Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden

November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance


I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

SmallPress 300x67 Press

Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

NewsPages 300x84 Press

NewPages Book Reviews
-gape-seed- Uphook Press

Read Review Here

Mark Fogarty 
DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

Read Review Here

Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

player logo Press

includeShareButton Press

Caesura

Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

Midwest Book Review

Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

Sacramento Book Review

A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

Book Review in Poetica Magazine

A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

The New Book Review

A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

Click to listen (or download)

Upcoming

  • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
  • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

Writers Sanctuary

Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

NBC Bay Area Vista

Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
– Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

Read More

Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

Read More

Author interview with Meg Clayton

My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

Read More

Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

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    Posted on: May 15th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Appearances

    Previous Appearances

    April 2014

    I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

    April 14, 2014 | See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

    March 26, 2014

    Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Foley and Clara Hsu.
    Listen here!

    February 2014

    jweekly logo Press
    Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”


    Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show

    February 17, 2014

    The D-Spot, with Doctor Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance


    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

    SmallPress 300x67 Press

    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

    NewsPages 300x84 Press

    NewPages Book Reviews
    -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

    bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

    player logo Press

    includeShareButton Press

    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Read More

    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

    Read More

    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

    Read More

    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

    Leave a Reply

    Press

    Posted on: May 15th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Appearances

    Previous Appearances

    April 2014

    I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

    April 14, 2014 | See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

    March 26, 2014

    Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Foley and Clara Hsu

    February 2014

    jweekly logo Press
    Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”


    Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show

    February 17, 2014

    The D-Spot, with Doctor Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance


    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

    SmallPress 300x67 Press

    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

    NewsPages 300x84 Press

    NewPages Book Reviews
    -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

    bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

    player logo Press

    includeShareButton Press

    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

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    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

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    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

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    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

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    Posted on: May 15th, 2014. Filed under: .

    The Long Blue Room

    TheLongBlueRoom Cover 198x300 Books

    Forthcoming from Benicia Literary Arts

    Publication Date: February 10, 2014

    Paperback: $12.95, 75 pages

    ISBN: 978-0-9703737-2-4

    Several poems in “The Long Blue Room” have won awards, including: Poets 11 judged by Jack Hirschman, Poet of the Month from PoetryMagazine.com, Honorable Mention from Pen Women/Roanoke, First Prize from Osmosis Sanctuary and Honorable Mention from the City of Benicia. Her poem, “Transported,” was nominated for a Pushcart prize. Thirty poems in this new collection have been nationally and internationally published in Literary Journals, anthologies and webzines.

    PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:

    “Here are some stunning poems! The times have always been hellish, but in the ways they are especially so now, Joan Gelfand is a poet up to the voicing. The fusion of the serious with the comic is delightful, profound. A distinct voice, in sound, “in rhythm and rhyme,” in humor. “Sex, death and all that jazz!” “It doesn’t rain in the rainforest anymore”

    - Sharon Doubiago, Love on the Streets, My Father’s Love, Hard Country

    “Gelfand floats you through the Russian River Watershed and onto streets of San Francisco with what feels slight of hand to the page. Her integrity to the images holds you in each place to that fleeting moment. You can squint into the sunrise or catch your breath in the moon’s fog. You’ve got to pick this one up and cherish the moments she captured here.”

    - Doug Johnson, Cave Moon Press

    “‘The Long Blue Room,’ is a splendid powerful collection of poems. Gelfand invites us to see the things that we usually overlook… Her mature poetry inspires chuckles (the Parisian returning home to kiss his wife after have just enjoyed a cassoulet and a crisp Sancerre) and will resonate with contemplative souls in her poetic Sangha. After reading William Saroyan years ago, I wanted to meet him, shake his hand and drink a beer with him. I feel the same way about Joan Gelfand.”

    - Joel Fallon, Benicia Poet Laureate Emeritus

    ” “I Know Why Sylvia Plath Put Her Head in the Oven:” A drop dead gorgeous page poem that stunningly revisits a topic you thought was played out for eternity.”

    - Mark Fogarty, Polarity Magazine in a review of –gape–seed–, published by Uphook Press

    “Joan Gelfand treats us to a poem about the infamous Sylvia Plath, titled “I Know why Sylvia Plath put her Head in the Oven.” She takes us through the day that Plath killed herself and takes us through the stress that pushed Plath over the edge. Her husband leaves for work and Plath is faced with dishes, leftovers, kids to take care of, laundry, spills: the mess of having a family. This family has completely taken over her freedom to write:

    “She woke with nuggets of poetry
    A raging head but the babies needed breakfast
    And poems evaporated like English fog
    Lifting off the Devon trees.”

    - a review of –gape–seed–, from NewPages.com


    Here and Abroad

    HereAndAbroad255x390 196x300 Books

    Published by Cervena Barva Press, November, 2010

    Winner of the 2010 Cervena Barva Fiction Contest, Here and Abroad is a chapbook of award-winning stories.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams

    dreamers guide Books

    Published by San Francisco Bay Press, January 6, 2009

    Paperback: $14.99, 74 pages

    ISBN: 978-1-60461-009-3

    In her second full-length poetry collection, Joan Gelfand explores the poignancy of living in a world that is war-torn and environmentally damaged. With a nod to the humorous paradox of modern life, Gelfand writes from the vantage point of a mother, an artist, and a Zen meditator. “A Dreamer’s Guide…” looks beyond the surface of our lives at the connections that make life worth living, and the sensual details that color it.

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 58 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Advance praise for A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams:

    ‘… In that space between day and night / Romance and expectation loiter.’ Loiter. Yes. On such smooth and well-charged turns, Joan Gelfand’s poems vibrate, shudder or take flight, roaring and purring to safe and not so safe landings in the heart, in the gut. Readers, beware. This is powerful stuff.”

    –Al Young, California State Poet Laureate

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, Joan Gelfand’s latest collection of poems, is a remarkable journey. With an artist’s eye and a seeker’s soul she takes the reader from Tuscan olive groves to a family’s Seder table. Using humor and introspection she asks questions, states opinions and tell tales all which leave one – to quote the award winning “Anthology Sonnet” – with “a delicious taste that lingers.”

    –Martha Meltzer, Pleasanton Poet Laureate

    Two years ago I found Gelfand’s first book, Seeking Center, a slim volume that was my first encounter with poetry that spoke to me on a personal level. It is not an exaggeration to say that this book infused the wellspring of my own inspiration when I was just beginning to believe in the power of poetry to transform a life, my own in particular. I am thrilled to welcome this new book in which poems like “Ode to Cecil Bruner” and “Seven X Seven” once again remind me of something I might have dreamed or written from my own life if I’d only had the words.

    —Rebecca Foust, author of Dark Card (Texas Review Press 2008), winner of 2007 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize and Allegheny Mountain Bowl(forthcoming from Main Street Rag in 2008).

    Read More | Buy this book from Amazon.com

    Seeking Center: A Collection of Poems

    seekingcenter Books

    Published by Two Bridges Press, Richmond, Ca, February, 2007

    Paperback: $9.95, 84 pages

    In Seeking Center, Joan Gelfand joins the reader in a free-wheeling discussion, beyond the poems themselves, regarding what is poetry today, here at the beginning of the twenty-first century. In forms that span from the short, highly-constrained haiku to the almost limitless prose poem, she seems to define poems as she produces them.

    These poems reach widely into media other than the printed word, thus knitting a web of connections between arts and artists. “Museum Pieces,” the first of four sections, deals almost exclusively with reactions to visual art. At her best, Gelfand expresses the ability of a work of art to shock our prosaic universe. In the opening poem she begins:

    Across the dirty street from “Heavenly Body:
    Quality Collision Repair and Refinishing,”
    A feather-light whale
    Floats.

    By grounding the reader in the dirty streets, Gelfand juxtaposes ‘’art” that ethereal, non-linear, always moving target. She uses a similar technique in “Monet,” but instead of using third person she employs a strong authorial presence:

    How many times have I seen you
    And not seen you?
    Today, your subtle colors whisper —
    Not the gardens, not the water lilies —

    Read More | Buy this book from Amazon.com

    Leave a Reply

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    Posted on: May 15th, 2014. Filed under: .

    The Long Blue Room

    TheLongBlueRoom Cover 198x300 Books

    Forthcoming from Benicia Literary Arts

    Publication Date: February 10, 2014

    Paperback: $12.95, 75 pages

    ISBN: 978-0-9703737-2-4

    Several poems in “The Long Blue Room” have won awards, including: Poets 11 judged by Jack Hirschman, Poet of the Month from PoetryMagazine.com, Honorable Mention from Pen Women/Roanoke, First Prize from Osmosis Sanctuary and Honorable Mention from the City of Benicia. Her poem, “Transported,” was nominated for a Pushcart prize. Thirty poems in this new collection have been nationally and internationally published in Literary Journals, anthologies and webzines.

    PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:

    “Here are some stunning poems! The times have always been hellish, but in the ways they are especially so now, Joan Gelfand is a poet up to the voicing. The fusion of the serious with the comic is delightful, profound. A distinct voice, in sound, “in rhythm and rhyme,” in humor. “Sex, death and all that jazz!” “It doesn’t rain in the rainforest anymore”
    - SHARON DOUBIAGO, Love on the Streets, My Father’s Love, Hard Country

    “Gelfand floats you through the Russian River Watershed and onto streets of San Francisco with what feels slight of hand to the page. Her integrity to the images holds you in each place to that fleeting moment. You can squint into the sunrise or catch your breath in the moon’s fog. You’ve got to pick this one up and cherish the moments she captured here.”

    - Doug Johnson, Cave Moon Press

    “‘The Long Blue Room,’ is a splendid powerful collection of poems. Gelfand invites us to see the things that we usually overlook… Her mature poetry inspires chuckles (the Parisian returning home to kiss his wife after have just enjoyed a cassoulet and a crisp Sancerre) and will resonate with contemplative souls in her poetic Sangha. After reading William Saroyan years ago, I wanted to meet him, shake his hand and drink a beer with him. I feel the same way about Joan Gelfand.”

    - Joel Fallon, Benicia Poet Laureate Emeritus

    ” “I Know Why Sylvia Plath Put Her Head in the Oven:” A drop dead gorgeous page poem that stunningly revisits a topic you thought was played out for eternity.”

    - Mark Fogarty, Polarity Magazine in a review of –gape–seed–, published by Uphook Press

    “Joan Gelfand treats us to a poem about the infamous Sylvia Plath, titled “I Know why Sylvia Plath put her Head in the Oven.” She takes us through the day that Plath killed herself and takes us through the stress that pushed Plath over the edge. Her husband leaves for work and Plath is faced with dishes, leftovers, kids to take care of, laundry, spills: the mess of having a family. This family has completely taken over her freedom to write:

    “She woke with nuggets of poetry
    A raging head but the babies needed breakfast
    And poems evaporated like English fog
    Lifting off the Devon trees.”

    - a review of –gape–seed–, from NewPages.com


    Here and Abroad

    HereAndAbroad255x390 196x300 Books

    Published by Cervena Barva Press, November, 2010

    Winner of the 2010 Cervena Barva Fiction Contest, Here and Abroad is a chapbook of award-winning stories.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams

    dreamers guide Books

    Published by San Francisco Bay Press, January 6, 2009

    Paperback: $14.99, 74 pages

    ISBN: 978-1-60461-009-3

    In her second full-length poetry collection, Joan Gelfand explores the poignancy of living in a world that is war-torn and environmentally damaged. With a nod to the humorous paradox of modern life, Gelfand writes from the vantage point of a mother, an artist, and a Zen meditator. “A Dreamer’s Guide…” looks beyond the surface of our lives at the connections that make life worth living, and the sensual details that color it.

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 58 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Advance praise for A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams:

    ‘… In that space between day and night / Romance and expectation loiter.’ Loiter. Yes. On such smooth and well-charged turns, Joan Gelfand’s poems vibrate, shudder or take flight, roaring and purring to safe and not so safe landings in the heart, in the gut. Readers, beware. This is powerful stuff.”

    –Al Young, California State Poet Laureate

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, Joan Gelfand’s latest collection of poems, is a remarkable journey. With an artist’s eye and a seeker’s soul she takes the reader from Tuscan olive groves to a family’s Seder table. Using humor and introspection she asks questions, states opinions and tell tales all which leave one – to quote the award winning “Anthology Sonnet” – with “a delicious taste that lingers.”

    –Martha Meltzer, Pleasanton Poet Laureate

    Two years ago I found Gelfand’s first book, Seeking Center, a slim volume that was my first encounter with poetry that spoke to me on a personal level. It is not an exaggeration to say that this book infused the wellspring of my own inspiration when I was just beginning to believe in the power of poetry to transform a life, my own in particular. I am thrilled to welcome this new book in which poems like “Ode to Cecil Bruner” and “Seven X Seven” once again remind me of something I might have dreamed or written from my own life if I’d only had the words.

    —Rebecca Foust, author of Dark Card (Texas Review Press 2008), winner of 2007 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize and Allegheny Mountain Bowl(forthcoming from Main Street Rag in 2008).

    Read More | Buy this book from Amazon.com

    Seeking Center: A Collection of Poems

    seekingcenter Books

    Published by Two Bridges Press, Richmond, Ca, February, 2007

    Paperback: $9.95, 84 pages

    In Seeking Center, Joan Gelfand joins the reader in a free-wheeling discussion, beyond the poems themselves, regarding what is poetry today, here at the beginning of the twenty-first century. In forms that span from the short, highly-constrained haiku to the almost limitless prose poem, she seems to define poems as she produces them.

    These poems reach widely into media other than the printed word, thus knitting a web of connections between arts and artists. “Museum Pieces,” the first of four sections, deals almost exclusively with reactions to visual art. At her best, Gelfand expresses the ability of a work of art to shock our prosaic universe. In the opening poem she begins:

    Across the dirty street from “Heavenly Body:
    Quality Collision Repair and Refinishing,”
    A feather-light whale
    Floats.

    By grounding the reader in the dirty streets, Gelfand juxtaposes ‘’art” that ethereal, non-linear, always moving target. She uses a similar technique in “Monet,” but instead of using third person she employs a strong authorial presence:

    How many times have I seen you
    And not seen you?
    Today, your subtle colors whisper —
    Not the gardens, not the water lilies —

    Read More | Buy this book from Amazon.com

    Leave a Reply

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    Posted on: May 15th, 2014. Filed under: .

    The Long Blue Room

    TheLongBlueRoom Cover 198x300 Books

    Forthcoming from Benicia Literary Arts

    Publication Date: February 10, 2014

    Paperback: $12.95, 75 pages

    ISBN: 978-0-9703737-2-4

    Several poems in “The Long Blue Room” have won awards, including: Poets 11 judged by Jack Hirschman, Poet of the Month from PoetryMagazine.com, Honorable Mention from Pen Women/Roanoke, First Prize from Osmosis Sanctuary and Honorable Mention from the City of Benicia. Her poem, “Transported,” was nominated for a Pushcart prize. Thirty poems in this new collection have been nationally and internationally published in Literary Journals, anthologies and webzines.

    ADVANCE PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:

    “I Know Why Sylvia Plath Put Her Head in the Oven,” (Joan Gelfand) a drop dead gorgeous page poem that stunningly revisits a topic you thought was played out for eternity.

    - Mark Fogarty, Polarity Magazine in a review of –gape–seed–, published by Uphook Press

    “I recommend Benicia Literary Arts publish this poet immediately. “The Long Blue Room” is a splendid powerful collection of poems. Gelfand invites us to see things that we usually overlook. Don’t skim her words–silently articulate them; better, read them aloud. Her mature poetry inspires chuckles (the Parisian returning home to kiss his wife after have just enjoyed a cassoulet and a crisp Sancerre) and will resonate with contemplative souls in her poetic sangha. After reading William Saroyan years ago, I wanted to meet him, shake his hand and drink a beer with him. I feel the same way about Joan Gelfand.”

    - Joel Fallon, Benicia Poet Laureate Emeritus

    “Joan Gelfand treats us to a poem about the infamous Sylvia Plath, titled “I Know why Sylvia Plath put her Head in the Oven.” She takes us through the day that Plath killed herself and takes us through the stress that pushed Plath over the edge. Her husband leaves for work and Plath is faced with dishes, leftovers, kids to take care of, laundry, spills: the mess of having a family. This family has completely taken over her freedom to write:

    “She woke with nuggets of poetry
    A raging head but the babies needed breakfast
    And poems evaporated like English fog
    Lifting off the Devon trees.”

    - a review of –gape–seed–, from NewPages.com


    Here and Abroad

    HereAndAbroad255x390 196x300 Books

    Published by Cervena Barva Press, November, 2010

    Winner of the 2010 Cervena Barva Fiction Contest, Here and Abroad is a chapbook of award-winning stories.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams

    dreamers guide Books

    Published by San Francisco Bay Press, January 6, 2009

    Paperback: $14.99, 74 pages

    ISBN: 978-1-60461-009-3

    In her second full-length poetry collection, Joan Gelfand explores the poignancy of living in a world that is war-torn and environmentally damaged. With a nod to the humorous paradox of modern life, Gelfand writes from the vantage point of a mother, an artist, and a Zen meditator. “A Dreamer’s Guide…” looks beyond the surface of our lives at the connections that make life worth living, and the sensual details that color it.

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 58 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Advance praise for A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams:

    ‘… In that space between day and night / Romance and expectation loiter.’ Loiter. Yes. On such smooth and well-charged turns, Joan Gelfand’s poems vibrate, shudder or take flight, roaring and purring to safe and not so safe landings in the heart, in the gut. Readers, beware. This is powerful stuff.”

    –Al Young, California State Poet Laureate

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, Joan Gelfand’s latest collection of poems, is a remarkable journey. With an artist’s eye and a seeker’s soul she takes the reader from Tuscan olive groves to a family’s Seder table. Using humor and introspection she asks questions, states opinions and tell tales all which leave one – to quote the award winning “Anthology Sonnet” – with “a delicious taste that lingers.”

    –Martha Meltzer, Pleasanton Poet Laureate

    Two years ago I found Gelfand’s first book, Seeking Center, a slim volume that was my first encounter with poetry that spoke to me on a personal level. It is not an exaggeration to say that this book infused the wellspring of my own inspiration when I was just beginning to believe in the power of poetry to transform a life, my own in particular. I am thrilled to welcome this new book in which poems like “Ode to Cecil Bruner” and “Seven X Seven” once again remind me of something I might have dreamed or written from my own life if I’d only had the words.

    —Rebecca Foust, author of Dark Card (Texas Review Press 2008), winner of 2007 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize and Allegheny Mountain Bowl(forthcoming from Main Street Rag in 2008).

    Read More | Buy this book from Amazon.com

    Seeking Center: A Collection of Poems

    seekingcenter Books

    Published by Two Bridges Press, Richmond, Ca, February, 2007

    Paperback: $9.95, 84 pages

    In Seeking Center, Joan Gelfand joins the reader in a free-wheeling discussion, beyond the poems themselves, regarding what is poetry today, here at the beginning of the twenty-first century. In forms that span from the short, highly-constrained haiku to the almost limitless prose poem, she seems to define poems as she produces them.

    These poems reach widely into media other than the printed word, thus knitting a web of connections between arts and artists. “Museum Pieces,” the first of four sections, deals almost exclusively with reactions to visual art. At her best, Gelfand expresses the ability of a work of art to shock our prosaic universe. In the opening poem she begins:

    Across the dirty street from “Heavenly Body:
    Quality Collision Repair and Refinishing,”
    A feather-light whale
    Floats.

    By grounding the reader in the dirty streets, Gelfand juxtaposes ‘’art” that ethereal, non-linear, always moving target. She uses a similar technique in “Monet,” but instead of using third person she employs a strong authorial presence:

    How many times have I seen you
    And not seen you?
    Today, your subtle colors whisper —
    Not the gardens, not the water lilies —

    Read More | Buy this book from Amazon.com

    Leave a Reply

    Books

    Posted on: May 15th, 2014. Filed under: .

    The Long Blue Room

    TheLongBlueRoom Cover 198x300 Books

    Forthcoming from Benicia Literary Arts

    Publication Date: February 10, 2014

    Paperback: $12.95, 75 pages

    ISBN: 978-0-9703737-2-4

    Several poems in “The Long Blue Room” have won awards, including: Poets 11 judged by Jack Hirschman, Poet of the Month from PoetryMagazine.com, Honorable Mention from Pen Women/Roanoke, First Prize from Osmosis Sanctuary and Honorable Mention from the City of Benicia. Her poem, “Transported,” was nominated for a Pushcart prize. Thirty poems in this new collection have been nationally and internationally published in Literary Journals, anthologies and webzines.

    ADVANCE PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:

    “I Know Why Sylvia Plath Put Her Head in the Oven,” (Joan Gelfand) a drop dead gorgeous page poem that stunningly revisits a topic you thought was played out for eternity.

    - Mark Fogarty, Polarity Magazine in a review of –gape–seed–, published by Uphook Press

    “I recommend Benicia Literary Arts publish this poet immediately. “The Long Blue Room” is a splendid powerful collection of poems. Gelfand invites us to see things that we usually overlook. Don’t skim her words–silently articulate them; better, read them aloud. Her mature poetry inspires chuckles (the Parisian returning home to kiss his wife after have just enjoyed a cassoulet and a crisp Sancerre) and will resonate with contemplative souls in her poetic sangha. After reading William Saroyan years ago, I wanted to meet him, shake his hand and drink a beer with him. I feel the same way about Joan Gelfand.”

    - Joel Fallon, Benicia Poet Laureate Emeritus

    “Joan Gelfand treats us to a poem about the infamous Sylvia Plath, titled “I Know why Sylvia Plath put her Head in the Oven.” She takes us through the day that Plath killed herself and takes us through the stress that pushed Plath over the edge. Her husband leaves for work and Plath is faced with dishes, leftovers, kids to take care of, laundry, spills: the mess of having a family. This family has completely taken over her freedom to write:

    “She woke with nuggets of poetry
    A raging head but the babies needed breakfast
    And poems evaporated like English fog
    Lifting off the Devon trees.”

    - a review of –gape–seed–, from NewPages.com


    Here and Abroad

    HereAndAbroad255x390 196x300 Books

    Published by Cervena Barva Press, November, 2010

    Winner of the 2010 Cervena Barva Fiction Contest, Here and Abroad is a chapbook of award-winning stories.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams

    dreamers guide Books

    Published by San Francisco Bay Press, January 6, 2009

    Paperback: $14.99, 74 pages

    ISBN: 978-1-60461-009-3

    In her second full-length poetry collection, Joan Gelfand explores the poignancy of living in a world that is war-torn and environmentally damaged. With a nod to the humorous paradox of modern life, Gelfand writes from the vantage point of a mother, an artist, and a Zen meditator. “A Dreamer’s Guide…” looks beyond the surface of our lives at the connections that make life worth living, and the sensual details that color it.

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 58 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Advance praise for A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams:

    ‘… In that space between day and night / Romance and expectation loiter.’ Loiter. Yes. On such smooth and well-charged turns, Joan Gelfand’s poems vibrate, shudder or take flight, roaring and purring to safe and not so safe landings in the heart, in the gut. Readers, beware. This is powerful stuff.”

    –Al Young, California State Poet Laureate

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, Joan Gelfand’s latest collection of poems, is a remarkable journey. With an artist’s eye and a seeker’s soul she takes the reader from Tuscan olive groves to a family’s Seder table. Using humor and introspection she asks questions, states opinions and tell tales all which leave one – to quote the award winning “Anthology Sonnet” – with “a delicious taste that lingers.”

    –Martha Meltzer, Pleasanton Poet Laureate

    Two years ago I found Gelfand’s first book, Seeking Center, a slim volume that was my first encounter with poetry that spoke to me on a personal level. It is not an exaggeration to say that this book infused the wellspring of my own inspiration when I was just beginning to believe in the power of poetry to transform a life, my own in particular. I am thrilled to welcome this new book in which poems like “Ode to Cecil Bruner” and “Seven X Seven” once again remind me of something I might have dreamed or written from my own life if I’d only had the words.

    —Rebecca Foust, author of Dark Card (Texas Review Press 2008), winner of 2007 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize and Allegheny Mountain Bowl(forthcoming from Main Street Rag in 2008).

    Read More | Buy this book from Amazon.com

    Seeking Center: A Collection of Poems

    seekingcenter Books

    Published by Two Bridges Press, Richmond, Ca, February, 2007

    Paperback: $9.95, 84 pages

    In Seeking Center, Joan Gelfand joins the reader in a free-wheeling discussion, beyond the poems themselves, regarding what is poetry today, here at the beginning of the twenty-first century. In forms that span from the short, highly-constrained haiku to the almost limitless prose poem, she seems to define poems as she produces them.

    These poems reach widely into media other than the printed word, thus knitting a web of connections between arts and artists. “Museum Pieces,” the first of four sections, deals almost exclusively with reactions to visual art. At her best, Gelfand expresses the ability of a work of art to shock our prosaic universe. In the opening poem she begins:

    Across the dirty street from “Heavenly Body:
    Quality Collision Repair and Refinishing,”
    A feather-light whale
    Floats.

    By grounding the reader in the dirty streets, Gelfand juxtaposes ‘’art” that ethereal, non-linear, always moving target. She uses a similar technique in “Monet,” but instead of using third person she employs a strong authorial presence:

    How many times have I seen you
    And not seen you?
    Today, your subtle colors whisper —
    Not the gardens, not the water lilies —

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    Mother’s Day

    Posted on: May 9th, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized.

    Mother’s Day – a joyful time to celebrate the woman who gave birth to you, to give working moms a day off, to pile some LOVE on. I’ve had many years of delightful Mother’s Day with my daughter loving me up, and my mom getting love too.

    It’s great if you have one, sad if you don’t: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joan-gelfand/mothers-day-without-mom_b_853954.html

    And then there are the people whose mothers did the unthinkable – they took their own lives.

    A dear friend’s mother did just that, on Mother’s Day, about 6 years ago. I wrote this piece in response.

    If you’re one of those folks who have suffered the loss of a mom from suicide, my condolences to you.

    Mother’s Day

    When the train pulled out
    Of 34th street station
    Heading uptown

    The dense crowd vibrating
    The third rail, too bright
    Bulbs. The grimy platform
    Seemed almost quaint
    Some might even say a festive
    Atmosphere was in the air.

    There were all those mothers being loved
    Look to as the world in child’s eyes
    Even the conductor cracked
    A smile
    Somewhere in the darkness
    Between 38th and 41st

    But under the lights of 42nd Street
    Something fell – luminous but odd
    The shape an arm
    A leg, like someone diving
    Without grace
    Into a deep pool.

    He blinked
    Then blinked again
    Felt something
    Corporeal go under

    The people in the station turned pale

    In the next hours
    Daughters heard

    That their mother had finally done
    That which she had been dying to do

    Trains stopped dead
    Along the A line
    Murmurs in the crowd
    ?Suicide

    That train was her salvation
    The rat filled tracks,
    Ancient wheels her rusty,
    Bitter end
    To a charmed and terrible life

    She’d had it all.
    College when few could afford the fee
    An apartment in New York City
    The husband, and not one, but three
    Exceptional children

    But everything wasn’t enough
    As the pathways didn’t light up
    And those train lights called to her
    Like home.

    From “The Long Blue Room,” Benicia Literary Arts, 2014

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    May Roses?

    Posted on: May 6th, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized.

    Have you noticed a profusion of roses around the Bay Area? It’s Rose season! Enjoy the beautiful flowers at your local rose garden or take a minute to sniff your neighbor’s!

    Here’s my Ode to Roses:

    Ode to Cecil Bruner

    Tangles of cobwebs woody thicket
    Catches sweaters, scratches hands.
    Dull bundle invites spiders, small birds.
    Winter weary.

    April warmth coaxes tiny buds
    From dry joints. Pale pink brightens limbs
    Like little Christmas lights
    Or the silk rosebuds ringing the collar
    Of a child’s pink leotard.

    Cecil Bruner, that rosy harbinger
    Promises nothing less than weddings, romance;
    A change of heart.

    Come May, the sun close and warmer still,
    Little lights bloom.
    Paper thin petals open as flamboyantly
    As a bon vivant
    Strolling down Rue St. Louis
    A handful of girls swooning.

    In May, gray branches disappear,
    Covered by a riot of blossoms,
    A bouquet of happiness.

    Under Bruner’s profusion you fell in love,
    Warmth returned, as your heart, that pink bud, opened.
    Under perfumed scent of hope
    You bloomed to begin love anew;
    Again and again, and again.

    From “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams,” San Francisco Bay Press, 2010

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    Press

    Posted on: April 4th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Appearances

    April 2014

    I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

    April 14, 2014 | See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

    Previous Appearances

    March 25, 2014

    Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Foley and Clara Hsu

    February 2014

    jweekly logo Press
    Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”


    Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show

    February 17, 2014

    The D-Spot, with Doctor Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance


    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

    SmallPress 300x67 Press

    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

    NewsPages 300x84 Press

    NewPages Book Reviews
    -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

    bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

    player logo Press

    includeShareButton Press

    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Read More

    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

    Read More

    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

    Read More

    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

    Leave a Reply

    Press

    Posted on: April 4th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Appearances

    April 2014

    I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

    April 14, 2014 | See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

    Previous Appearances

    March 25, 2014

    Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Foley and Clara Hsu

    February 2014

    jweekly logo Press
    Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”


    Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show

    February 17, 2014

    The D-Spot, with Doctor Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance


    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

    SmallPress 300x67 Press

    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

    NewsPages 300x84 Press

    NewPages Book Reviews
    -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

    bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

    player logo Press

    includeShareButton Press

    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Read More

    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

    Read More

    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

    Read More

    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

    Leave a Reply

    Press

    Posted on: April 4th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Appearances

    April 2014

    I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

    April 14, 2014 | See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

    Previous Appearances

    March 25, 2014

    Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Foley and Clara Hsu

    February 2014

    February 17, 2014

    The D-Spot, with Doctor Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden

    jweekly logo Press
    Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”


    Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance


    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

    SmallPress 300x67 Press

    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

    NewsPages 300x84 Press

    NewPages Book Reviews
    -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

    bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

    player logo Press

    includeShareButton Press

    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Read More

    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

    Read More

    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

    Read More

    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

    Leave a Reply

    Events

    Posted on: April 4th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Events

    2014

    April 5 | Environmental Poetry from five Northern California Poets w/ Genny Lim, Drew Dillinger, Mary Mackey, Kurt Lumpkin and Al Young, Poet Laureate of California Emeritus, Rockridge Public Library, Oakland, CA @ 2pm

    April 9 | Honoring National Poetry Month, Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, CT, Noon – workshop on publishing; 7pm – reading and book signing

    April 12 | Reading with Raymond Nat Turner – Live jazz, Nuyorican Poets Café, 236 E. 3rd Street, NYC, NY @ 2pm

    April 13 | Sunday Evening greatweatherformedia.com Series, Parkside Lounge, 317 E. Houston Street, NYC, NY @ 7pm

    May 4 | Art and Literature Fair, Congregation Beth Sholom, 301 14th Avenue, SF, CA @ 4pm

    May 21 | U of W Bookstore reading & book signing, U District Store, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA @ 7pm

    July 20 | Healdsburg Literary Guild: Third Sunday Salon with Connie Post, Bean Affair, 1270 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA @ 1:30pm

    September 21 | Central Coast Writers Conference featuring workshops on building your writer’s resume, San Luis Obispo, CA

    October TBA | LitCrawl with The J Weekly, San Francisco, CA @ TBD

    October 25 | WNBA Reading & book signing, with Kim Triedman & Jennifer Barber, Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA @ 2pm

    Previous Events

    2014

    March 29 | The Long Blue Room private Launch Party: by invitation only, reading and book signing with live music; write to Joan at joan@joangelfand.com for more details, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, CA @ 7pm

    March 29 | Benicia Literary Arts: Reading, book signing and talk on publishing. Presented by Lois Requist, Benicia Poet Laureate, Bookshop Benicia, Benicia, CA @ 2pm

    March 27 | San Francisco book launch & reading, Bookshop West Portal, San Francisco, CA @ 7pm
    March 2 | Poetry Unbound Series, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, open mic starts @ 5:30pm

    February 15 | Poetry & jazz with Brian Felson, Andy Jones, Brad Henderson; Free & open to the public; as part of the SF Writer’s Conference, Mark Hopkins Hotel, Room of the Dons @ 9pm

    February 13-16 | 11th Annual San Francisco Writer’s Conference, presenter and conference attendee reading, Saturday, February 15 @ 8pm

    2013

    November 14 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light”, 7pm at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA

    November 12 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light” at 8pm, “Downstairs” at 998 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    October 24 | Worldwide reading in celebration of Cervena Barva Press, also featuring Lucy Lang Day, Richard Levine and Daniel Harris. Reception to follow. 7pm, Bookshop West Portal, 80 W Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    October 19 | Litquake/Litcrawl: Saturday night, reading with the “J.”; 6pm at FourBarrel Coffee, 375 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    2012

    April 25 | Poetry reading to benefit the San Francisco Food Bank – Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, 7pm

    April 20 | Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA

    February 17, 18, 19 | Invited back to speak at the San Francisco Writers Conference

    2011

    December 15 | John Natsoulas Gallery Davis California hosted by Andy Jones of the Poetry and Technology Hour – KDVS, and Brad Henderson

    November 23 | Broken Circles: Poets Writing About Hunger

    October 5 | Launch Party for “Gape-Seed” Uphook Press’s new anthology at The Art House Gallery in Berkley, CA

    September 9, 10, & 11 | Speaking on “Building Your Writers Resume” California Poets in the Schools Symposium, Santa Barbara, CA

    June 26 | The Poetry Hotel is pleased to feature Joan Gelfand for the salon.

    June 6 | NY Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch

    May 14 | Frank Bette Art Center, 1601 Paru, Alameda, CA, 8pm

    May 2 | Reading at Bird and Beckett, 653 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA

    April 11 | Reading at Poets Gallery, Cafe Greco, 423 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    April 6 | Reading at Sunset Poetry, 333 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA, 7 – 9pm

    March 19 | Continent of Light Book Launch Party. Poetry read by contributors with music by bassist Steve Shain. MC: David Madgalene. Free & open to the public. Pelican Art Gallery and Custom Framing Studio. 143 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA. 2:00 – 5:00pm. Contact: David Madgalene. madgalene at sonic.net.

    March 17 | Point Arena – Third Thursday series

    February 28 | Joan Gelfand will be a guest of Blake More on Women’s Voices on KXYX&Z Mendocino County Community Radio (streams live at www.kzyx.org); the show will also be archived on Blake More’s site.

    February 19-20 | Poetry Workshop and Reading, San Francisco Writers Conference Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA

    January 15 | Book signing at Mimosa Champagne Lounge, 2355 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 4 – 6pm

    2010

    December 19 | Reading at Shakti Soulstice at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA

    November 20 | Reading for Fearless Books at the Berkeley Public Library main branch

    November 9 | Book launch for Here and Abroad at Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA

    November 3 | Interview on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon

    October 9 | LitCrawl ambush – caveat lector, zeek

    October 5 | Word Painters: SF Public Library: Noe Valley Branch, 7pm Host: Stephen Kopel

    September 28 | Reading at Marin Poetry Center’s Marin Traveling Show

    September 21 | Seminar on Pulitzer Prize winning poets at Town & Country Library

    September 16 | Interview on Alan Hutner Radio

    August 24 | Live Poets TV w/Robin Somers

    May 2 | An Afternoon of Poetry about Mom: Ravenswood Historic Site, 2647 Arroyo Road, Livermore 2-4pm

    April 19 | Café Greco/Columbus/North Beach: Sponsored by “The Poets Gallery” featured reader w/ Mary Hower, Host: Philip Hacker: 7pm

    April 17-18 | Adult Poetry Judge: Pleasanton Poetry, Prose and the Arts Festival

    March 26 | Washington, D.C. Location TBD

    March 13 | Poetry Reading to Benefit Haiti Earthquake Victims – Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA

    March 6 | Collected Works Bookstore: Sante Fe with Kelly Sullivan Walden “I Had the Strangest Dream” 6pm

    February 23 | mysticbablylonpodcast Cable TV Featured reader

    February 12-14 | Poetry Liaison SF Writers Conference, two workshops and “Ask An Ex-pert” panel, www.sfwriters.org

    January 24 | San Pancho, Mexico Location Café del Mar

    January 7 | Cartwheels in the Sky, internet poetry radio show with Blake More.

    2009

    December 13 | Valona Deli, Crockett, CA, 4pm

    October 25 | The Beat Museum

    October 22 | Jewish Community Library

    October 17 | LitCrawl with Zeek Magazine, 7:15pm The Corner Bar

    October 10 | Southern Festival of Books – Nashville, Tennessee

    October 5 | Gallery Cafe, 7pm, Washington & Powell, San Francisco

    September 29 | Marin Poetry Center

    September 20 | Petaluma Poetry Walk

    September 11 | Stories Bookstore, Los Angeles

    September 4 | Poetry and Pizza

    June 3 | Nashville Public Library

    June 21 | Afikomen Books

    June 25 | WOM-BA mini-tour, Books Inc.

    April 16 | WNBA – Author’s Showcase

    April 8 | Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA. Reading with Ann Harleman

    April 1 | Bowery Poetry Club 6pm with Slim Russell

    March 25 | Gallery Bookshop 7pm, 45098 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, with Becky Foust

    March 22 | 4pm NBC Interview with Janice Edwards: Bay Area Vistas

    March 19 | 7:30pm : Avid Reader: Davis, California 617 2nd Street. www.avidreaderbooks.com

    March 12 | Randall Museum Theater/Poetry Series: “Passion Unveiled”, 7pm featured with Stephen Kopel, Jari Bradley & Christopher Bernard; Hosted by Ana Elsner

    March 11 | Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour: KDVS/UC Davis

    March 3 | Poetry Center San Jose, Poetry First! 7pm Art Object Gallery 592 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA

    Feb 16 | Moe’s Books, 7:30pm With Geri Digiorno, 2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA

    Feb 13- 15 | Speaking on “Submission Strategies That Work”, Reading at the 1st Annual Poetry Cafe: San Francisco Writers Conference: Mark Hopkins Hotel Nob Hill

    Feb 4 | Parkplace Books First Wednesday Poetry Series

    Click on these links to view Joan’s schedules and information:

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    Events

    Posted on: April 1st, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Events

    2014

    April 5 | Environmental Poetry from five Northern California Poets w/ Genny Lim, Drew Dillinger, Mary Mackey, Kurt Lumpkin and Al Young, Poet Laureate of California Emeritus, Rockridge Public Library, Oakland, CA @ 2pm

    April 9 | Honoring National Poetry Month, Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, CT, Noon – workshop on publishing; 7pm – reading and book signing

    April 12 | Reading with Raymond Nat Turner – Live jazz, Nuyorican Poets Café, NYC, NY @ 2pm

    April 13 | Sunday Evening greatweatherformedia.com Series, Parkside Lounge, NYC, NY @ 7pm

    April 17 | Reading with poets from the Women’s National Book Association, Boston, MA, venue TBD

    May 4 | Congregation Beth Sholom: New Arts and Literature Festival @ 4pm

    May 21 | U of W Bookstore reading & book signing, U District Store, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA @ 7pm

    July 20 | Healdsburg Literary Guild: Third Sunday Salon with Connie Post, Bean Affair, 1270 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA @ 1:30pm

    September 21 | Central Coast Writers Conference featuring workshops on building your writer’s resume, San Luis Obispo, CA

    October 25 | WNBA Reading & book signing, with Kim Triedman & Jennifer Barber, Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA @ 2pm

    Previous Events

    2014

    March 29 | The Long Blue Room private Launch Party: by invitation only, reading and book signing with live music; write to Joan at joan@joangelfand.com for more details, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, CA @ 7pm

    March 29 | Benicia Literary Arts: Reading, book signing and talk on publishing. Presented by Lois Requist, Benicia Poet Laureate, Bookshop Benicia, Benicia, CA @ 2pm

    March 27 | San Francisco book launch & reading, Bookshop West Portal, San Francisco, CA @ 7pm
    March 2 | Poetry Unbound Series, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, open mic starts @ 5:30pm

    February 15 | Poetry & jazz with Brian Felson, Andy Jones, Brad Henderson; Free & open to the public; as part of the SF Writer’s Conference, Mark Hopkins Hotel, Room of the Dons @ 9pm

    February 13-16 | 11th Annual San Francisco Writer’s Conference, presenter and conference attendee reading, Saturday, February 15 @ 8pm

    2013

    November 14 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light”, 7pm at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA

    November 12 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light” at 8pm, “Downstairs” at 998 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    October 24 | Worldwide reading in celebration of Cervena Barva Press, also featuring Lucy Lang Day, Richard Levine and Daniel Harris. Reception to follow. 7pm, Bookshop West Portal, 80 W Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    October 19 | Litquake/Litcrawl: Saturday night, reading with the “J.”; 6pm at FourBarrel Coffee, 375 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    2012

    April 25 | Poetry reading to benefit the San Francisco Food Bank – Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, 7pm

    April 20 | Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA

    February 17, 18, 19 | Invited back to speak at the San Francisco Writers Conference

    2011

    December 15 | John Natsoulas Gallery Davis California hosted by Andy Jones of the Poetry and Technology Hour – KDVS, and Brad Henderson

    November 23 | Broken Circles: Poets Writing About Hunger

    October 5 | Launch Party for “Gape-Seed” Uphook Press’s new anthology at The Art House Gallery in Berkley, CA

    September 9, 10, & 11 | Speaking on “Building Your Writers Resume” California Poets in the Schools Symposium, Santa Barbara, CA

    June 26 | The Poetry Hotel is pleased to feature Joan Gelfand for the salon.

    June 6 | NY Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch

    May 14 | Frank Bette Art Center, 1601 Paru, Alameda, CA, 8pm

    May 2 | Reading at Bird and Beckett, 653 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA

    April 11 | Reading at Poets Gallery, Cafe Greco, 423 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    April 6 | Reading at Sunset Poetry, 333 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA, 7 – 9pm

    March 19 | Continent of Light Book Launch Party. Poetry read by contributors with music by bassist Steve Shain. MC: David Madgalene. Free & open to the public. Pelican Art Gallery and Custom Framing Studio. 143 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA. 2:00 – 5:00pm. Contact: David Madgalene. madgalene at sonic.net.

    March 17 | Point Arena – Third Thursday series

    February 28 | Joan Gelfand will be a guest of Blake More on Women’s Voices on KXYX&Z Mendocino County Community Radio (streams live at www.kzyx.org); the show will also be archived on Blake More’s site.

    February 19-20 | Poetry Workshop and Reading, San Francisco Writers Conference Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA

    January 15 | Book signing at Mimosa Champagne Lounge, 2355 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 4 – 6pm

    2010

    December 19 | Reading at Shakti Soulstice at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA

    November 20 | Reading for Fearless Books at the Berkeley Public Library main branch

    November 9 | Book launch for Here and Abroad at Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA

    November 3 | Interview on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon

    October 9 | LitCrawl ambush – caveat lector, zeek

    October 5 | Word Painters: SF Public Library: Noe Valley Branch, 7pm Host: Stephen Kopel

    September 28 | Reading at Marin Poetry Center’s Marin Traveling Show

    September 21 | Seminar on Pulitzer Prize winning poets at Town & Country Library

    September 16 | Interview on Alan Hutner Radio

    August 24 | Live Poets TV w/Robin Somers

    May 2 | An Afternoon of Poetry about Mom: Ravenswood Historic Site, 2647 Arroyo Road, Livermore 2-4pm

    April 19 | Café Greco/Columbus/North Beach: Sponsored by “The Poets Gallery” featured reader w/ Mary Hower, Host: Philip Hacker: 7pm

    April 17-18 | Adult Poetry Judge: Pleasanton Poetry, Prose and the Arts Festival

    March 26 | Washington, D.C. Location TBD

    March 13 | Poetry Reading to Benefit Haiti Earthquake Victims – Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA

    March 6 | Collected Works Bookstore: Sante Fe with Kelly Sullivan Walden “I Had the Strangest Dream” 6pm

    February 23 | mysticbablylonpodcast Cable TV Featured reader

    February 12-14 | Poetry Liaison SF Writers Conference, two workshops and “Ask An Ex-pert” panel, www.sfwriters.org

    January 24 | San Pancho, Mexico Location Café del Mar

    January 7 | Cartwheels in the Sky, internet poetry radio show with Blake More.

    2009

    December 13 | Valona Deli, Crockett, CA, 4pm

    October 25 | The Beat Museum

    October 22 | Jewish Community Library

    October 17 | LitCrawl with Zeek Magazine, 7:15pm The Corner Bar

    October 10 | Southern Festival of Books – Nashville, Tennessee

    October 5 | Gallery Cafe, 7pm, Washington & Powell, San Francisco

    September 29 | Marin Poetry Center

    September 20 | Petaluma Poetry Walk

    September 11 | Stories Bookstore, Los Angeles

    September 4 | Poetry and Pizza

    June 3 | Nashville Public Library

    June 21 | Afikomen Books

    June 25 | WOM-BA mini-tour, Books Inc.

    April 16 | WNBA – Author’s Showcase

    April 8 | Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA. Reading with Ann Harleman

    April 1 | Bowery Poetry Club 6pm with Slim Russell

    March 25 | Gallery Bookshop 7pm, 45098 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, with Becky Foust

    March 22 | 4pm NBC Interview with Janice Edwards: Bay Area Vistas

    March 19 | 7:30pm : Avid Reader: Davis, California 617 2nd Street. www.avidreaderbooks.com

    March 12 | Randall Museum Theater/Poetry Series: “Passion Unveiled”, 7pm featured with Stephen Kopel, Jari Bradley & Christopher Bernard; Hosted by Ana Elsner

    March 11 | Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour: KDVS/UC Davis

    March 3 | Poetry Center San Jose, Poetry First! 7pm Art Object Gallery 592 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA

    Feb 16 | Moe’s Books, 7:30pm With Geri Digiorno, 2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA

    Feb 13- 15 | Speaking on “Submission Strategies That Work”, Reading at the 1st Annual Poetry Cafe: San Francisco Writers Conference: Mark Hopkins Hotel Nob Hill

    Feb 4 | Parkplace Books First Wednesday Poetry Series

    Click on these links to view Joan’s schedules and information:

    Events Calendar

    Leave a Reply

    Events

    Posted on: March 30th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Events

    2014

    April 5 | Environmental Poetry from five Northern California Poets w/ Genny Lim, Drew Dillinger, Mary Mackey, Kurt Lumpkin and Al Young, Poet Laureate of California Emeritus, Rockridge Public Library, Oakland, CA @ 2pm

    April 9 | Honoring National Poetry Month, Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, CT, Noon – workshop on publishing; 7pm – reading and book signing

    April 12 | Reading with Raymond Nat Turner – Live jazz, Nuyorican Poets Café, NYC, NY @ 2pm

    April 13 | Sunday Evening greatweatherformedia.com Series, Parkside Lounge, NYC, NY @ 7pm

    April 17 | Reading with poets from the Women’s National Book Association, Boston, MA, venue TBD

    May 4 | Congregation Beth Sholom: New Arts and Literature Festival @ 4pm

    May 21 | U of W Bookstore reading & book signing, U District Store, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA @ 7pm

    July 20 | Healdsburg Literary Guild: Third Sunday Salon with Connie Post, Bean Affair, 1270 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA @ 1:30pm

    September 21 | Central Coast Writers Conference featuring workshops on building your writer’s resume, San Luis Obispo, CA

    Previous Events

    2014

    March 29 | The Long Blue Room private Launch Party: by invitation only, reading and book signing with live music; write to Joan at joan@joangelfand.com for more details, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, CA @ 7pm

    March 29 | Benicia Literary Arts: Reading, book signing and talk on publishing. Presented by Lois Requist, Benicia Poet Laureate, Bookshop Benicia, Benicia, CA @ 2pm

    March 27 | San Francisco book launch & reading, Bookshop West Portal, San Francisco, CA @ 7pm
    March 2 | Poetry Unbound Series, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, open mic starts @ 5:30pm

    February 15 | Poetry & jazz with Brian Felson, Andy Jones, Brad Henderson; Free & open to the public; as part of the SF Writer’s Conference, Mark Hopkins Hotel, Room of the Dons @ 9pm

    February 13-16 | 11th Annual San Francisco Writer’s Conference, presenter and conference attendee reading, Saturday, February 15 @ 8pm

    2013

    November 14 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light”, 7pm at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA

    November 12 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light” at 8pm, “Downstairs” at 998 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    October 24 | Worldwide reading in celebration of Cervena Barva Press, also featuring Lucy Lang Day, Richard Levine and Daniel Harris. Reception to follow. 7pm, Bookshop West Portal, 80 W Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    October 19 | Litquake/Litcrawl: Saturday night, reading with the “J.”; 6pm at FourBarrel Coffee, 375 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    2012

    April 25 | Poetry reading to benefit the San Francisco Food Bank – Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, 7pm

    April 20 | Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA

    February 17, 18, 19 | Invited back to speak at the San Francisco Writers Conference

    2011

    December 15 | John Natsoulas Gallery Davis California hosted by Andy Jones of the Poetry and Technology Hour – KDVS, and Brad Henderson

    November 23 | Broken Circles: Poets Writing About Hunger

    October 5 | Launch Party for “Gape-Seed” Uphook Press’s new anthology at The Art House Gallery in Berkley, CA

    September 9, 10, & 11 | Speaking on “Building Your Writers Resume” California Poets in the Schools Symposium, Santa Barbara, CA

    June 26 | The Poetry Hotel is pleased to feature Joan Gelfand for the salon.

    June 6 | NY Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch

    May 14 | Frank Bette Art Center, 1601 Paru, Alameda, CA, 8pm

    May 2 | Reading at Bird and Beckett, 653 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA

    April 11 | Reading at Poets Gallery, Cafe Greco, 423 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    April 6 | Reading at Sunset Poetry, 333 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA, 7 – 9pm

    March 19 | Continent of Light Book Launch Party. Poetry read by contributors with music by bassist Steve Shain. MC: David Madgalene. Free & open to the public. Pelican Art Gallery and Custom Framing Studio. 143 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA. 2:00 – 5:00pm. Contact: David Madgalene. madgalene at sonic.net.

    March 17 | Point Arena – Third Thursday series

    February 28 | Joan Gelfand will be a guest of Blake More on Women’s Voices on KXYX&Z Mendocino County Community Radio (streams live at www.kzyx.org); the show will also be archived on Blake More’s site.

    February 19-20 | Poetry Workshop and Reading, San Francisco Writers Conference Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA

    January 15 | Book signing at Mimosa Champagne Lounge, 2355 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 4 – 6pm

    2010

    December 19 | Reading at Shakti Soulstice at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA

    November 20 | Reading for Fearless Books at the Berkeley Public Library main branch

    November 9 | Book launch for Here and Abroad at Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA

    November 3 | Interview on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon

    October 9 | LitCrawl ambush – caveat lector, zeek

    October 5 | Word Painters: SF Public Library: Noe Valley Branch, 7pm Host: Stephen Kopel

    September 28 | Reading at Marin Poetry Center’s Marin Traveling Show

    September 21 | Seminar on Pulitzer Prize winning poets at Town & Country Library

    September 16 | Interview on Alan Hutner Radio

    August 24 | Live Poets TV w/Robin Somers

    May 2 | An Afternoon of Poetry about Mom: Ravenswood Historic Site, 2647 Arroyo Road, Livermore 2-4pm

    April 19 | Café Greco/Columbus/North Beach: Sponsored by “The Poets Gallery” featured reader w/ Mary Hower, Host: Philip Hacker: 7pm

    April 17-18 | Adult Poetry Judge: Pleasanton Poetry, Prose and the Arts Festival

    March 26 | Washington, D.C. Location TBD

    March 13 | Poetry Reading to Benefit Haiti Earthquake Victims – Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA

    March 6 | Collected Works Bookstore: Sante Fe with Kelly Sullivan Walden “I Had the Strangest Dream” 6pm

    February 23 | mysticbablylonpodcast Cable TV Featured reader

    February 12-14 | Poetry Liaison SF Writers Conference, two workshops and “Ask An Ex-pert” panel, www.sfwriters.org

    January 24 | San Pancho, Mexico Location Café del Mar

    January 7 | Cartwheels in the Sky, internet poetry radio show with Blake More.

    2009

    December 13 | Valona Deli, Crockett, CA, 4pm

    October 25 | The Beat Museum

    October 22 | Jewish Community Library

    October 17 | LitCrawl with Zeek Magazine, 7:15pm The Corner Bar

    October 10 | Southern Festival of Books – Nashville, Tennessee

    October 5 | Gallery Cafe, 7pm, Washington & Powell, San Francisco

    September 29 | Marin Poetry Center

    September 20 | Petaluma Poetry Walk

    September 11 | Stories Bookstore, Los Angeles

    September 4 | Poetry and Pizza

    June 3 | Nashville Public Library

    June 21 | Afikomen Books

    June 25 | WOM-BA mini-tour, Books Inc.

    April 16 | WNBA – Author’s Showcase

    April 8 | Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA. Reading with Ann Harleman

    April 1 | Bowery Poetry Club 6pm with Slim Russell

    March 25 | Gallery Bookshop 7pm, 45098 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, with Becky Foust

    March 22 | 4pm NBC Interview with Janice Edwards: Bay Area Vistas

    March 19 | 7:30pm : Avid Reader: Davis, California 617 2nd Street. www.avidreaderbooks.com

    March 12 | Randall Museum Theater/Poetry Series: “Passion Unveiled”, 7pm featured with Stephen Kopel, Jari Bradley & Christopher Bernard; Hosted by Ana Elsner

    March 11 | Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour: KDVS/UC Davis

    March 3 | Poetry Center San Jose, Poetry First! 7pm Art Object Gallery 592 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA

    Feb 16 | Moe’s Books, 7:30pm With Geri Digiorno, 2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA

    Feb 13- 15 | Speaking on “Submission Strategies That Work”, Reading at the 1st Annual Poetry Cafe: San Francisco Writers Conference: Mark Hopkins Hotel Nob Hill

    Feb 4 | Parkplace Books First Wednesday Poetry Series

    Click on these links to view Joan’s schedules and information:

    Events Calendar

    Leave a Reply

    Events

    Posted on: March 30th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Events

    2014

    April 5 | Environmental Poetry from five Northern California Poets w/ Genny Lim, Drew Dillinger, Mary Mackey, Kurt Lumpkin and Al Young, Poet Laureate of California Emeritus, Rockridge Public Library, Oakland, CA @ 2pm

    April 9 | Honoring National Poetry Month, Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, CT, Noon – workshop on publishing; 7pm – reading and book signing

    April 12 | Reading with Raymond Nat Turner – Live jazz, Nuyorican Poets Café, NYC, NY @ 2pm

    April 13 | Sunday Evening greatweatherformedia.com Series, Parkside Lounge, NYC, NY @ 7pm

    April 17 | Reading with poets from the Women’s National Book Association, Boston, MA, venue TBD

    May 4 | Congregation Beth Sholom: New Arts and Literature Festival @ 4pm

    May 21 | U of W Bookstore reading & book signing, U District Store, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA @ 7pm

    July 20 | Healdsburg Literary Guild: Third Sunday Salon with Connie Post, Bean Affair, 1270 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA @ 1:30pm

    September 21 | Central Coast Writers Conference featuring workshops on building your writer’s resume, San Luis Obispo, CA

    Previous Events

    2014

    March 29 | The Long Blue Room private Launch Party: by invitation only, reading and book signing with live music; write to Joan at joan@joangelfand.com for more details, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, CA @ 7pm

    March 29 | Benicia Literary Arts: Reading, book signing and talk on publishing. Presented by Lois Requist, Benicia Poet Laureate, Bookshop Benicia, Benicia, CA @ 2pm

    March 27 | San Francisco book launch & reading, Bookshop West Portal, San Francisco, CA @ 7pm
    March 2 | Poetry Unbound Series, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, open mic starts @ 5:30pm

    February 15 | Poetry & jazz with Brian Felson, Andy Jones, Brad Henderson; Free & open to the public; as part of the SF Writer’s Conference, Mark Hopkins Hotel, Room of the Dons @ 9pm

    February 13-16 | 11th Annual San Francisco Writer’s Conference, presenter and conference attendee reading, Saturday, February 15 @ 8pm

    2013

    November 14 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light”, 7pm at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA

    November 12 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light” at 8pm, “Downstairs” at 998 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    October 24 | Worldwide reading in celebration of Cervena Barva Press, also featuring Lucy Lang Day, Richard Levine and Daniel Harris. Reception to follow. 7pm, Bookshop West Portal, 80 W Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    October 19 | Litquake/Litcrawl: Saturday night, reading with the “J.”; 6pm at FourBarrel Coffee, 375 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    2012

    April 25 | Poetry reading to benefit the San Francisco Food Bank – Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, 7pm

    April 20 | Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA

    February 17, 18, 19 | Invited back to speak at the San Francisco Writers Conference

    2011

    December 15 | John Natsoulas Gallery Davis California hosted by Andy Jones of the Poetry and Technology Hour – KDVS, and Brad Henderson

    November 23 | Broken Circles: Poets Writing About Hunger

    October 5 | Launch Party for “Gape-Seed” Uphook Press’s new anthology at The Art House Gallery in Berkley, CA

    September 9, 10, & 11 | Speaking on “Building Your Writers Resume” California Poets in the Schools Symposium, Santa Barbara, CA

    June 26 | The Poetry Hotel is pleased to feature Joan Gelfand for the salon.

    June 6 | NY Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch

    May 14 | Frank Bette Art Center, 1601 Paru, Alameda, CA, 8pm

    May 2 | Reading at Bird and Beckett, 653 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA

    April 11 | Reading at Poets Gallery, Cafe Greco, 423 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    April 6 | Reading at Sunset Poetry, 333 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA, 7 – 9pm

    March 19 | Continent of Light Book Launch Party. Poetry read by contributors with music by bassist Steve Shain. MC: David Madgalene. Free & open to the public. Pelican Art Gallery and Custom Framing Studio. 143 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA. 2:00 – 5:00pm. Contact: David Madgalene. madgalene at sonic.net.

    March 17 | Point Arena – Third Thursday series

    February 28 | Joan Gelfand will be a guest of Blake More on Women’s Voices on KXYX&Z Mendocino County Community Radio (streams live at www.kzyx.org); the show will also be archived on Blake More’s site.

    February 19-20 | Poetry Workshop and Reading, San Francisco Writers Conference Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA

    January 15 | Book signing at Mimosa Champagne Lounge, 2355 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 4 – 6pm

    2010

    December 19 | Reading at Shakti Soulstice at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA

    November 20 | Reading for Fearless Books at the Berkeley Public Library main branch

    November 9 | Book launch for Here and Abroad at Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA

    November 3 | Interview on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon

    October 9 | LitCrawl ambush – caveat lector, zeek

    October 5 | Word Painters: SF Public Library: Noe Valley Branch, 7pm Host: Stephen Kopel

    September 28 | Reading at Marin Poetry Center’s Marin Traveling Show

    September 21 | Seminar on Pulitzer Prize winning poets at Town & Country Library

    September 16 | Interview on Alan Hutner Radio

    August 24 | Live Poets TV w/Robin Somers

    May 2 | An Afternoon of Poetry about Mom: Ravenswood Historic Site, 2647 Arroyo Road, Livermore 2-4pm

    April 19 | Café Greco/Columbus/North Beach: Sponsored by “The Poets Gallery” featured reader w/ Mary Hower, Host: Philip Hacker: 7pm

    April 17-18 | Adult Poetry Judge: Pleasanton Poetry, Prose and the Arts Festival

    March 26 | Washington, D.C. Location TBD

    March 13 | Poetry Reading to Benefit Haiti Earthquake Victims – Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA

    March 6 | Collected Works Bookstore: Sante Fe with Kelly Sullivan Walden “I Had the Strangest Dream” 6pm

    February 23 | mysticbablylonpodcast Cable TV Featured reader

    February 12-14 | Poetry Liaison SF Writers Conference, two workshops and “Ask An Ex-pert” panel, www.sfwriters.org

    January 24 | San Pancho, Mexico Location Café del Mar

    January 7 | Cartwheels in the Sky, internet poetry radio show with Blake More.

    2009

    December 13 | Valona Deli, Crockett, CA, 4pm

    October 25 | The Beat Museum

    October 22 | Jewish Community Library

    October 17 | LitCrawl with Zeek Magazine, 7:15pm The Corner Bar

    October 10 | Southern Festival of Books – Nashville, Tennessee

    October 5 | Gallery Cafe, 7pm, Washington & Powell, San Francisco

    September 29 | Marin Poetry Center

    September 20 | Petaluma Poetry Walk

    September 11 | Stories Bookstore, Los Angeles

    September 4 | Poetry and Pizza

    June 3 | Nashville Public Library

    June 21 | Afikomen Books

    June 25 | WOM-BA mini-tour, Books Inc.

    April 16 | WNBA – Author’s Showcase

    April 8 | Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA. Reading with Ann Harleman

    April 1 | Bowery Poetry Club 6pm with Slim Russell

    March 25 | Gallery Bookshop 7pm, 45098 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, with Becky Foust

    March 22 | 4pm NBC Interview with Janice Edwards: Bay Area Vistas

    March 19 | 7:30pm : Avid Reader: Davis, California 617 2nd Street. www.avidreaderbooks.com

    March 12 | Randall Museum Theater/Poetry Series: “Passion Unveiled”, 7pm featured with Stephen Kopel, Jari Bradley & Christopher Bernard; Hosted by Ana Elsner

    March 11 | Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour: KDVS/UC Davis

    March 3 | Poetry Center San Jose, Poetry First! 7pm Art Object Gallery 592 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA

    Feb 16 | Moe’s Books, 7:30pm With Geri Digiorno, 2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA

    Feb 13- 15 | Speaking on “Submission Strategies That Work”, Reading at the 1st Annual Poetry Cafe: San Francisco Writers Conference: Mark Hopkins Hotel Nob Hill

    Feb 4 | Parkplace Books First Wednesday Poetry Series

    Click on these links to view Joan’s schedules and information:

    Events Calendar

    Leave a Reply

    Events

    Posted on: March 26th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Events

    2014

    March 27 | San Francisco book launch & reading, Bookshop West Portal, San Francisco, CA @ 7pm

    March 29 | Benicia Literary Arts: Reading, book signing and talk on publishing. Presented by Lois Requist, Benicia Poet Laureate, Bookshop Benicia, Benicia, CA @ 2pm

    March 29 | The Long Blue Room private Launch Party: by invitation only, reading and book signing with live music; write to Joan at joan@joangelfand.com for more details, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, CA @ 7pm

    April 5 | Environmental Poetry from five Northern California Poets w/ Genny Lim, Drew Dillinger, Mary Mackey, Kurt Lumpkin and Al Young, Poet Laureate of California Emeritus, Rockridge Public Library, Oakland, CA @ 2pm

    April 9 | Honoring National Poetry Month, Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, CT, Noon – workshop on publishing; 7pm – reading and book signing

    April 12 | Reading with Raymond Nat Turner – Live jazz, Nuyorican Poets Café, NYC, NY @ 2pm

    April 13 | Sunday Evening greatweatherformedia.com Series, Parkside Lounge, NYC, NY @ 7pm

    April 17 | Reading with poets from the Women’s National Book Association, Boston, MA, venue TBD

    May 4 | Congregation Beth Sholom: New Arts and Literature Festival @ 4pm

    July 20 | Healdsburg Literary Guild: Third Sunday Salon with Connie Post, Bean Affair, 1270 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA @ 1:30pm

    September 21 | Central Coast Writers Conference featuring workshops on building your writer’s resume, San Luis Obispo, CA

    Previous Events

    2014

    March 2 | Poetry Unbound Series, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, open mic starts @ 5:30pm

    February 15 | Poetry & jazz with Brian Felson, Andy Jones, Brad Henderson; Free & open to the public; as part of the SF Writer’s Conference, Mark Hopkins Hotel, Room of the Dons @ 9pm

    February 13-16 | 11th Annual San Francisco Writer’s Conference, presenter and conference attendee reading, Saturday, February 15 @ 8pm

    2013

    November 14 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light”, 7pm at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA

    November 12 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light” at 8pm, “Downstairs” at 998 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    October 24 | Worldwide reading in celebration of Cervena Barva Press, also featuring Lucy Lang Day, Richard Levine and Daniel Harris. Reception to follow. 7pm, Bookshop West Portal, 80 W Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    October 19 | Litquake/Litcrawl: Saturday night, reading with the “J.”; 6pm at FourBarrel Coffee, 375 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    2012

    April 25 | Poetry reading to benefit the San Francisco Food Bank – Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, 7pm

    April 20 | Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA

    February 17, 18, 19 | Invited back to speak at the San Francisco Writers Conference

    2011

    December 15 | John Natsoulas Gallery Davis California hosted by Andy Jones of the Poetry and Technology Hour – KDVS, and Brad Henderson

    November 23 | Broken Circles: Poets Writing About Hunger

    October 5 | Launch Party for “Gape-Seed” Uphook Press’s new anthology at The Art House Gallery in Berkley, CA

    September 9, 10, & 11 | Speaking on “Building Your Writers Resume” California Poets in the Schools Symposium, Santa Barbara, CA

    June 26 | The Poetry Hotel is pleased to feature Joan Gelfand for the salon.

    June 6 | NY Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch

    May 14 | Frank Bette Art Center, 1601 Paru, Alameda, CA, 8pm

    May 2 | Reading at Bird and Beckett, 653 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA

    April 11 | Reading at Poets Gallery, Cafe Greco, 423 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    April 6 | Reading at Sunset Poetry, 333 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA, 7 – 9pm

    March 19 | Continent of Light Book Launch Party. Poetry read by contributors with music by bassist Steve Shain. MC: David Madgalene. Free & open to the public. Pelican Art Gallery and Custom Framing Studio. 143 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA. 2:00 – 5:00pm. Contact: David Madgalene. madgalene at sonic.net.

    March 17 | Point Arena – Third Thursday series

    February 28 | Joan Gelfand will be a guest of Blake More on Women’s Voices on KXYX&Z Mendocino County Community Radio (streams live at www.kzyx.org); the show will also be archived on Blake More’s site.

    February 19-20 | Poetry Workshop and Reading, San Francisco Writers Conference Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA

    January 15 | Book signing at Mimosa Champagne Lounge, 2355 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 4 – 6pm

    2010

    December 19 | Reading at Shakti Soulstice at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA

    November 20 | Reading for Fearless Books at the Berkeley Public Library main branch

    November 9 | Book launch for Here and Abroad at Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA

    November 3 | Interview on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon

    October 9 | LitCrawl ambush – caveat lector, zeek

    October 5 | Word Painters: SF Public Library: Noe Valley Branch, 7pm Host: Stephen Kopel

    September 28 | Reading at Marin Poetry Center’s Marin Traveling Show

    September 21 | Seminar on Pulitzer Prize winning poets at Town & Country Library

    September 16 | Interview on Alan Hutner Radio

    August 24 | Live Poets TV w/Robin Somers

    May 2 | An Afternoon of Poetry about Mom: Ravenswood Historic Site, 2647 Arroyo Road, Livermore 2-4pm

    April 19 | Café Greco/Columbus/North Beach: Sponsored by “The Poets Gallery” featured reader w/ Mary Hower, Host: Philip Hacker: 7pm

    April 17-18 | Adult Poetry Judge: Pleasanton Poetry, Prose and the Arts Festival

    March 26 | Washington, D.C. Location TBD

    March 13 | Poetry Reading to Benefit Haiti Earthquake Victims – Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA

    March 6 | Collected Works Bookstore: Sante Fe with Kelly Sullivan Walden “I Had the Strangest Dream” 6pm

    February 23 | mysticbablylonpodcast Cable TV Featured reader

    February 12-14 | Poetry Liaison SF Writers Conference, two workshops and “Ask An Ex-pert” panel, www.sfwriters.org

    January 24 | San Pancho, Mexico Location Café del Mar

    January 7 | Cartwheels in the Sky, internet poetry radio show with Blake More.

    2009

    December 13 | Valona Deli, Crockett, CA, 4pm

    October 25 | The Beat Museum

    October 22 | Jewish Community Library

    October 17 | LitCrawl with Zeek Magazine, 7:15pm The Corner Bar

    October 10 | Southern Festival of Books – Nashville, Tennessee

    October 5 | Gallery Cafe, 7pm, Washington & Powell, San Francisco

    September 29 | Marin Poetry Center

    September 20 | Petaluma Poetry Walk

    September 11 | Stories Bookstore, Los Angeles

    September 4 | Poetry and Pizza

    June 3 | Nashville Public Library

    June 21 | Afikomen Books

    June 25 | WOM-BA mini-tour, Books Inc.

    April 16 | WNBA – Author’s Showcase

    April 8 | Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA. Reading with Ann Harleman

    April 1 | Bowery Poetry Club 6pm with Slim Russell

    March 25 | Gallery Bookshop 7pm, 45098 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, with Becky Foust

    March 22 | 4pm NBC Interview with Janice Edwards: Bay Area Vistas

    March 19 | 7:30pm : Avid Reader: Davis, California 617 2nd Street. www.avidreaderbooks.com

    March 12 | Randall Museum Theater/Poetry Series: “Passion Unveiled”, 7pm featured with Stephen Kopel, Jari Bradley & Christopher Bernard; Hosted by Ana Elsner

    March 11 | Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour: KDVS/UC Davis

    March 3 | Poetry Center San Jose, Poetry First! 7pm Art Object Gallery 592 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA

    Feb 16 | Moe’s Books, 7:30pm With Geri Digiorno, 2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA

    Feb 13- 15 | Speaking on “Submission Strategies That Work”, Reading at the 1st Annual Poetry Cafe: San Francisco Writers Conference: Mark Hopkins Hotel Nob Hill

    Feb 4 | Parkplace Books First Wednesday Poetry Series

    Click on these links to view Joan’s schedules and information:

    Events Calendar

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    Press

    Posted on: March 25th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Appearances

    March 2014

    March 25, 2014 | Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Foley and Clara Hsu, LIVE @ 3pm

    April 2014

    I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

    April 14, 2014 | See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

    Previous Appearances

    February 2014

    jweekly logo Press
    Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”


    Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance


    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

    SmallPress 300x67 Press

    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

    NewsPages 300x84 Press

    NewPages Book Reviews
    -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

    bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

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    includeShareButton Press

    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Read More

    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

    Read More

    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

    Read More

    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

    Leave a Reply

    The Force of Nothing

    Posted on: March 22nd, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized.

    “By homely
    gifts and
    Hindered words
    The human
    Heart is told
    of Nothing
    Nothing is the force that renovates
    the world”

    Emily Dickinson, from “The Gorgeous Nothings,” noted in “Studies in Scale,” Jen Bervin, Poetry, Nov. 2013

    Three Poems about Nothing

    I: The Nun In Me

    The nun in me isn’t very pure
    Quite the opposite. This paramour
    Is a nasty seductress shaking
    Up decadent cocktails of vice.

    The nun in me isn’t very nice
    Wandering out late, scheming
    Skating with an ethereal lover,
    A faceless man with sexy moves,
    Her shadowy full moon accomplice.

    The nun in me isn’t very devoted
    Running plotting against every angel
    Who seems an obvious guide. Wanting, wanton
    Stuffed full of wine and avarice.

    The nun in me behaves badly, in fact she’s better
    On her own – where there’s no one to push,
    No fights to incite.
    She’s not very good at marriage,
    To be precise.

    Still, the nun in me craves a warm fire, my devoted spouse
    And loves our all-black kitty. She imagines us three wildly careening
    Like sightless bats through a long, dark tunnel of our own design,
    Flying by feeling, sensing the way home.

    II: The “Nun” in me

    Hebrew letters are numbers
    And the inverse of the obverse is true.
    The Torah is duality; calligraphed black
    And all of the white space too.
    And Nun has just my number – it’s fifty
    Fruitful and vibrant,

    The gate of faith itself.

    III: The “None” in me

    Am I empty enough? A circle with no center?
    I want nothing, really, except everything
    And in small doses, and all at once.
    Is the none in me empty enough?
    I’ve said my prayers, sat on my cushion,
    I’ve stayed alert and relaxed.

    Is the none in me empty enough?
    Wasn’t it you who told me
    The world was seamless
    And that went for the lampshade too.

    Later, you apologized but why?
    Was that before or after you said you loved me
    Once? In this lifetime,
    Once was just enough.

    Am I empty enough yet?
    The everything
    In me become the ‘none?’

    FROM: “The Long Blue Room,” Benicia Literary Arts, Feb. 2014, c Joan Gelfand: http://www.amazon.com/Long-Blue-Room-Joan-Gelfand/dp/0970373724

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    Press

    Posted on: March 21st, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Appearances

    March 2014

    March 25, 2014 | Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Goley and Clara Hsu, LIVE @ 3pm

    April 2014

    I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

    April 14, 2014 | See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

    Previous Appearances

    February 2014

    jweekly logo Press
    Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”


    Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance


    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

    SmallPress 300x67 Press

    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

    NewsPages 300x84 Press

    NewPages Book Reviews
    -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

    bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

    player logo Press

    includeShareButton Press

    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Read More

    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

    Read More

    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

    Read More

    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

    Leave a Reply

    Press

    Posted on: March 12th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Appearances

    March 2014

    March 26, 2014 | Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Goley and Clara Hsu, LIVE @ 3pm

    April 2014

    I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

    April 14, 2014 | See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

    Previous Appearances

    February 2014

    jweekly logo Press
    Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”


    Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance


    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

    SmallPress 300x67 Press

    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

    NewsPages 300x84 Press

    NewPages Book Reviews
    -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

    bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

    player logo Press

    includeShareButton Press

    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Read More

    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

    Read More

    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

    Read More

    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

    Leave a Reply

    Press

    Posted on: March 12th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Appearances

    March 2014

    March 26, 2014 | Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Goley and Clara Hsu, LIVE @ 3pm

    April 2014

    I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

    April 14, 2014 | See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

    Previous Appearances

    February 2014

    jweekly logo Press
    Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”

    Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance


    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

    SmallPress 300x67 Press

    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

    NewsPages 300x84 Press

    NewPages Book Reviews
    -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

    bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

    player logo Press

    includeShareButton Press

    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Read More

    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

    Read More

    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

    Read More

    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

    Leave a Reply

    Press

    Posted on: March 12th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Appearances

    March 2014

    March 26, 2014 | Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Goley and Clara Hsu, LIVE @ 3pm

    April 2014

    I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

    April 14, 2014 | See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

    Previous Appearances

    February 2014

    Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”

    jweekly logo Press

    Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance


    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

    SmallPress 300x67 Press

    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

    NewsPages 300x84 Press

    NewPages Book Reviews
    -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

    bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

    player logo Press

    includeShareButton Press

    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Read More

    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

    Read More

    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

    Read More

    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

    Leave a Reply

    Press

    Posted on: March 12th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Appearances

    March 2014

    March 26, 2014 | Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Goley and Clara Hsu, LIVE @ 3pm

    April 2014

    I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

    April 14, 2014 | See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

    Previous Appearances

    February 2014

    Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”

    jweekly logo Press

    Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance


    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

    SmallPress 300x67 Press

    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

    NewsPages 300x84 Press

    NewPages Book Reviews
    -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

    bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

    player logo Press

    includeShareButton Press

    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Read More

    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

    Read More

    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

    Read More

    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

    Leave a Reply

    Press

    Posted on: March 12th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Appearances

    March 2014

    March 26, 2014 | Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Goley and Clara Hsu, LIVE @ 3pm

    April 2014

    I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

    April 14, 2014 | See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

    Previous Appearances

    February 2014

    Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”

    Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance


    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

    SmallPress 300x67 Press

    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

    NewsPages 300x84 Press

    NewPages Book Reviews
    -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

    bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

    player logo Press

    includeShareButton Press

    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Read More

    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

    Read More

    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

    Read More

    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

    Leave a Reply

    Press

    Posted on: March 12th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Appearances

    March 2014

    March 26, 2014 | Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Goley and Clara Hsu, LIVE @ 3pm

    April 2014

    I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

    April 14, 2014 | See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

    Previous Appearances

    February 2014

    Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”

    Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance

    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

    SmallPress 300x67 Press

    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

    NewsPages 300x84 Press

    NewPages Book Reviews
    -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

    bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

    player logo Press

    includeShareButton Press

    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Read More

    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

    Read More

    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

    Read More

    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

    Leave a Reply

    Press

    Posted on: March 12th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Appearances

    March 2014

    March 26, 2014 | Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Goley and Clara Hsu, LIVE @ 3pm

    April 2014

    I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

    April 14, 2014 | See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

    Previous Appearances

    February 2014

    Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”

    Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance

    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

    SmallPress 300x67 Press

    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

    NewsPages 300x84 Press

    NewPages Book Reviews
    -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

    bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

    player logo Press

    includeShareButton Press

    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Read More

    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

    Read More

    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

    Read More

    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

    Leave a Reply

    Press

    Posted on: March 12th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Appearances

    March 2014

    March 26, 2014 | Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Goley and Clara Hsu, LIVE @ 3pm

    April 2014

    I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

    April 14, 2014 | See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

    Previous Appearances

    February 2014

    Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”

    Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance

    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

    SmallPress 300x67 Press

    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

    NewsPages 300x84 Press

    NewPages Book Reviews
    -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

    bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

    player logo Press

    includeShareButton Press

    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Read More

    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

    Read More

    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

    Read More

    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

    Leave a Reply

    Press

    Posted on: March 12th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Appearances

    March 2014

    March 26, 2014 | Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Goley and Clara Hsu, LIVE @ 3pm

    April 2014

    I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

    April 14, 2014 | See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

    Previous Appearances

    February 2014

    Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”

    Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance

    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

    SmallPress 300x67 Press

    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

    NewsPages 300x84 Press

    NewPages Book Reviews
    -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

    bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

    player logo Press

    includeShareButton Press

    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Read More

    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

    Read More

    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

    Read More

    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

    Leave a Reply

    Press

    Posted on: March 12th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Appearances

    March 2014

    March 26, 2014 | Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Goley and Clara Hsu, LIVE @ 3pm

    April 2014

    I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

    April 14, 2014 | See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

    Previous Appearances

    February 2014

    Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”

    Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance

    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

    SmallPress 300x67 Press

    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

    NewsPages 300x84 Press

    NewPages Book Reviews
    -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

    bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

    player logo Press

    includeShareButton Press

    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Read More

    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

    Read More

    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

    Read More

    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

    Leave a Reply

    Press

    Posted on: March 12th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Appearances

    March 2014

    March 26, 2014 | Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Goley and Clara Hsu, LIVE @ 3pm

    April 2014

    I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

    April 14, 2014 | See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

    Previous Appearances

    February 2014

    Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”

    Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance

    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

    SmallPress 300x67 Press

    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

    NewsPages 300x84 Press

    NewPages Book Reviews
    -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

    bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

    player logo Press

    includeShareButton Press

    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Read More

    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

    Read More

    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

    Read More

    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

    Leave a Reply

    Press

    Posted on: March 12th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Appearances

    March 2014

    March 26, 2014 | Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Goley and Clara Hsu, LIVE @ 3pm

    April 2014

    I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

    April 14, 2014 | See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

    Previous Appearances

    February 2014

    Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”

    Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance

    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

    SmallPress 300x67 Press

    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

    NewsPages 300x84 Press

    NewPages Book Reviews
    -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

    bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

    player logo Press

    includeShareButton Press

    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Read More

    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

    Read More

    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

    Read More

    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

    Leave a Reply

    Press

    Posted on: March 12th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Appearances

    March 2014

    March 26, 2014 | Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Goley and Clara Hsu, LIVE @ 3pm

    April 2014

    I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

    See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

    Previous Appearances

    February 2014

    Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”

    Watch my appearance on San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, Cable TV show

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance

    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

    SmallPress 300x67 Press

    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

    NewsPages 300x84 Press

    NewPages Book Reviews
    -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

    bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

    player logo Press

    includeShareButton Press

    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Read More

    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

    Read More

    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

    Read More

    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

    Leave a Reply

    Press

    Posted on: March 12th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Appearances

    March 2014

    March 26, 2014 | Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Goley and Clara Hsu, LIVE @ 3pm

    April 2014

    I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

    See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

    Previous Appearances

    February 2014

    Featured poet in the February issue of The “J”

    Watch me on Poetry TV, Cable TV show

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance

    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

    SmallPress 300x67 Press

    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

    NewsPages 300x84 Press

    NewPages Book Reviews
    -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

    bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

    player logo Press

    includeShareButton Press

    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Read More

    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

    Read More

    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

    Read More

    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

    Leave a Reply

    Press

    Posted on: March 11th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Appearances

    March 2014

    March 26, 2014 | Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Goley and Clara Hsu, LIVE @ 3pm

    April 2014

    I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

    See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

    Previous Appearances

    February 2014

    Featured poet in this month’s issue of The “J”

    Watch me on Poetry TV, Cable TV show

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance

    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

    SmallPress 300x67 Press

    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

    NewsPages 300x84 Press

    NewPages Book Reviews
    -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

    bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

    player logo Press

    includeShareButton Press

    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Read More

    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

    Read More

    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

    Read More

    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

    Leave a Reply

    Press

    Posted on: March 11th, 2014. Filed under: .

    March 2014

    March 26, 2014 | Cover to Cover KPFA Berkeley with Jack Goley and Clara Hsu, LIVE @ 3pm

    April 2014

    I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

    See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

    February 2014

    Featured poet in this month’s issue of The “J”

    Watch me on Poetry TV, Cable TV show

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance

    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

    SmallPress 300x67 Press

    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

    NewsPages 300x84 Press

    NewPages Book Reviews
    -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

    bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

    player logo Press

    includeShareButton Press

    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Read More

    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

    Read More

    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

    Read More

    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

    Leave a Reply

    Events

    Posted on: March 11th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Events

    2014

    March 27 | San Francisco book launch & reading, Bookshop West Portal, San Francisco, CA @ 7pm

    March 29 | Benicia Literary Arts: Reading, book signing and talk on publishing. Presented by Lois Requist, Benicia Poet Laureate, Bookshop Benicia, Benicia, CA @ 2pm

    March 29 | The Long Blue Room private Launch Party: by invitation only, reading and book signing with live music; write to Joan at joan@joangelfand.com for more details, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, CA @ 7pm

    April 5 | Environmental Poetry from five Northern California Poets w/ Genny Lim, Drew Dillinger, Mary Mackey, Kurt Lumpkin and Al Young, Poet Laureate of California Emeritus, Rockridge Public Library, Oakland, CA @ 2pm

    April 9 | Honoring National Poetry Month, Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, CT, Noon – workshop on publishing; 7pm – reading and book signing

    April 12 | Reading with Raymond Nat Turner – Live jazz, Nuyorican Poets Café, NYC, NY @ 2pm

    April 13 | Sunday Evening greatweatherformedia.com Series, Parkside Lounge, NYC, NY @ 7pm

    April 17 | Reading with poets from the Women’s National Book Association, Boston, MA, venue TBD

    May 4 | Congregation Beth Sholom: New Arts and Literature Festival @ 4pm

    July 20 | Healdsburg Literary Guild: Third Sunday Salon with Connie Post, Bean Affair, 1270 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA @ 1:30pm

    September 21 | Central Coast Writers Conference featuring workshops on building your writer’s resume, San Luis Obispo, CA

    Previous Events

    2014

    March 2 | Poetry Unbound Series, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, open mic starts @ 5:30pm

    February 15 | Poetry & jazz with Brian Felson, Andy Jones, Brad Henderson; Free & open to the public; as part of the SF Writer’s Conference, Mark Hopkins Hotel, Room of the Dons @ 9pm

    February 13-16 | 11th Annual San Francisco Writer’s Conference, presenter and conference attendee reading, Saturday, February 15 @ 8pm

    2013

    November 14 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light”, 7pm at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA

    November 12 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light” at 8pm, “Downstairs” at 998 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    October 24 | Worldwide reading in celebration of Cervena Barva Press, also featuring Lucy Lang Day, Richard Levine and Daniel Harris. Reception to follow. 7pm, Bookshop West Portal, 80 W Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    October 19 | Litquake/Litcrawl: Saturday night, reading with the “J.”; 6pm at FourBarrel Coffee, 375 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    2012

    April 25 | Poetry reading to benefit the San Francisco Food Bank – Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, 7pm

    April 20 | Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA

    February 17, 18, 19 | Invited back to speak at the San Francisco Writers Conference

    2011

    December 15 | John Natsoulas Gallery Davis California hosted by Andy Jones of the Poetry and Technology Hour – KDVS, and Brad Henderson

    November 23 | Broken Circles: Poets Writing About Hunger

    October 5 | Launch Party for “Gape-Seed” Uphook Press’s new anthology at The Art House Gallery in Berkley, CA

    September 9, 10, & 11 | Speaking on “Building Your Writers Resume” California Poets in the Schools Symposium, Santa Barbara, CA

    June 26 | The Poetry Hotel is pleased to feature Joan Gelfand for the salon.

    June 6 | NY Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch

    May 14 | Frank Bette Art Center, 1601 Paru, Alameda, CA, 8pm

    May 2 | Reading at Bird and Beckett, 653 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA

    April 11 | Reading at Poets Gallery, Cafe Greco, 423 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    April 6 | Reading at Sunset Poetry, 333 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA, 7 – 9pm

    March 19 | Continent of Light Book Launch Party. Poetry read by contributors with music by bassist Steve Shain. MC: David Madgalene. Free & open to the public. Pelican Art Gallery and Custom Framing Studio. 143 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA. 2:00 – 5:00pm. Contact: David Madgalene. madgalene at sonic.net.

    March 17 | Point Arena – Third Thursday series

    February 28 | Joan Gelfand will be a guest of Blake More on Women’s Voices on KXYX&Z Mendocino County Community Radio (streams live at www.kzyx.org); the show will also be archived on Blake More’s site.

    February 19-20 | Poetry Workshop and Reading, San Francisco Writers Conference Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA

    January 15 | Book signing at Mimosa Champagne Lounge, 2355 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 4 – 6pm

    2010

    December 19 | Reading at Shakti Soulstice at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA

    November 20 | Reading for Fearless Books at the Berkeley Public Library main branch

    November 9 | Book launch for Here and Abroad at Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA

    November 3 | Interview on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon

    October 9 | LitCrawl ambush – caveat lector, zeek

    October 5 | Word Painters: SF Public Library: Noe Valley Branch, 7pm Host: Stephen Kopel

    September 28 | Reading at Marin Poetry Center’s Marin Traveling Show

    September 21 | Seminar on Pulitzer Prize winning poets at Town & Country Library

    September 16 | Interview on Alan Hutner Radio

    August 24 | Live Poets TV w/Robin Somers

    May 2 | An Afternoon of Poetry about Mom: Ravenswood Historic Site, 2647 Arroyo Road, Livermore 2-4pm

    April 19 | Café Greco/Columbus/North Beach: Sponsored by “The Poets Gallery” featured reader w/ Mary Hower, Host: Philip Hacker: 7pm

    April 17-18 | Adult Poetry Judge: Pleasanton Poetry, Prose and the Arts Festival

    March 26 | Washington, D.C. Location TBD

    March 13 | Poetry Reading to Benefit Haiti Earthquake Victims – Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA

    March 6 | Collected Works Bookstore: Sante Fe with Kelly Sullivan Walden “I Had the Strangest Dream” 6pm

    February 23 | mysticbablylonpodcast Cable TV Featured reader

    February 12-14 | Poetry Liaison SF Writers Conference, two workshops and “Ask An Ex-pert” panel, www.sfwriters.org

    January 24 | San Pancho, Mexico Location Café del Mar

    January 7 | Cartwheels in the Sky, internet poetry radio show with Blake More.

    2009

    December 13 | Valona Deli, Crockett, CA, 4pm

    October 25 | The Beat Museum

    October 22 | Jewish Community Library

    October 17 | LitCrawl with Zeek Magazine, 7:15pm The Corner Bar

    October 10 | Southern Festival of Books – Nashville, Tennessee

    October 5 | Gallery Cafe, 7pm, Washington & Powell, San Francisco

    September 29 | Marin Poetry Center

    September 20 | Petaluma Poetry Walk

    September 11 | Stories Bookstore, Los Angeles

    September 4 | Poetry and Pizza

    June 3 | Nashville Public Library

    June 21 | Afikomen Books

    June 25 | WOM-BA mini-tour, Books Inc.

    April 16 | WNBA – Author’s Showcase

    April 8 | Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA. Reading with Ann Harleman

    April 1 | Bowery Poetry Club 6pm with Slim Russell

    March 25 | Gallery Bookshop 7pm, 45098 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, with Becky Foust

    March 22 | 4pm NBC Interview with Janice Edwards: Bay Area Vistas

    March 19 | 7:30pm : Avid Reader: Davis, California 617 2nd Street. www.avidreaderbooks.com

    March 12 | Randall Museum Theater/Poetry Series: “Passion Unveiled”, 7pm featured with Stephen Kopel, Jari Bradley & Christopher Bernard; Hosted by Ana Elsner

    March 11 | Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour: KDVS/UC Davis

    March 3 | Poetry Center San Jose, Poetry First! 7pm Art Object Gallery 592 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA

    Feb 16 | Moe’s Books, 7:30pm With Geri Digiorno, 2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA

    Feb 13- 15 | Speaking on “Submission Strategies That Work”, Reading at the 1st Annual Poetry Cafe: San Francisco Writers Conference: Mark Hopkins Hotel Nob Hill

    Feb 4 | Parkplace Books First Wednesday Poetry Series

    Click on these links to view Joan’s schedules and information:

    Events Calendar

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    Events

    Posted on: February 27th, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Events

    2014

    March 2 | Poetry Unbound Series, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, open mic starts @ 5:30pm

    March 27 | San Francisco book launch & reading, Bookshop West Portal, San Francisco, CA @ 7pm

    March 29 | Benicia Literary Arts: Reading, book signing and talk on publishing. Presented by Lois Requist, Benicia Poet Laureate, Bookshop Benicia, Benicia, CA @ 2pm

    March 29 | The Long Blue Room private Launch Party: by invitation only, reading and book signing with live music; write to Joan at joan@joangelfand.com for more details, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, CA @ 7pm

    April 5 | Environmental Poetry from five Northern California Poets w/ Genny Lim, Drew Dillinger, Mary Mackey, Kurt Lumpkin and Al Young, Poet Laureate of California Emeritus, Rockridge Public Library, Oakland, CA @ 2pm

    April 9 | Honoring National Poetry Month, Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, CT, Noon – workshop on publishing; 7pm – reading and book signing

    April 12 | Reading with Raymond Nat Turner – Live jazz, Nuyorican Poets Café, NYC, NY @ 2pm

    April 13 | Sunday Evening greatweatherformedia.com Series, Parkside Lounge, NYC, NY @ 7pm

    April 17 | Reading with poets from the Women’s National Book Association, Boston, MA, venue TBD

    May 4 | Congregation Beth Sholom: New Arts and Literature Festival @ 4pm

    September 21 | Central Coast Writers Conference featuring workshops on building your writer’s resume, San Luis Obispo, CA

    Previous Events

    2014

    February 15 | Poetry & jazz with Brian Felson, Andy Jones, Brad Henderson; Free & open to the public; as part of the SF Writer’s Conference, Mark Hopkins Hotel, Room of the Dons @ 9pm

    February 13-16 | 11th Annual San Francisco Writer’s Conference, presenter and conference attendee reading, Saturday, February 15 @ 8pm

    2013

    November 14 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light”, 7pm at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA

    November 12 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light” at 8pm, “Downstairs” at 998 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    October 24 | Worldwide reading in celebration of Cervena Barva Press, also featuring Lucy Lang Day, Richard Levine and Daniel Harris. Reception to follow. 7pm, Bookshop West Portal, 80 W Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    October 19 | Litquake/Litcrawl: Saturday night, reading with the “J.”; 6pm at FourBarrel Coffee, 375 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    2012

    April 25 | Poetry reading to benefit the San Francisco Food Bank – Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, 7pm

    April 20 | Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA

    February 17, 18, 19 | Invited back to speak at the San Francisco Writers Conference

    2011

    December 15 | John Natsoulas Gallery Davis California hosted by Andy Jones of the Poetry and Technology Hour – KDVS, and Brad Henderson

    November 23 | Broken Circles: Poets Writing About Hunger

    October 5 | Launch Party for “Gape-Seed” Uphook Press’s new anthology at The Art House Gallery in Berkley, CA

    September 9, 10, & 11 | Speaking on “Building Your Writers Resume” California Poets in the Schools Symposium, Santa Barbara, CA

    June 26 | The Poetry Hotel is pleased to feature Joan Gelfand for the salon.

    June 6 | NY Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch

    May 14 | Frank Bette Art Center, 1601 Paru, Alameda, CA, 8pm

    May 2 | Reading at Bird and Beckett, 653 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA

    April 11 | Reading at Poets Gallery, Cafe Greco, 423 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    April 6 | Reading at Sunset Poetry, 333 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA, 7 – 9pm

    March 19 | Continent of Light Book Launch Party. Poetry read by contributors with music by bassist Steve Shain. MC: David Madgalene. Free & open to the public. Pelican Art Gallery and Custom Framing Studio. 143 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA. 2:00 – 5:00pm. Contact: David Madgalene. madgalene at sonic.net.

    March 17 | Point Arena – Third Thursday series

    February 28 | Joan Gelfand will be a guest of Blake More on Women’s Voices on KXYX&Z Mendocino County Community Radio (streams live at www.kzyx.org); the show will also be archived on Blake More’s site.

    February 19-20 | Poetry Workshop and Reading, San Francisco Writers Conference Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA

    January 15 | Book signing at Mimosa Champagne Lounge, 2355 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 4 – 6pm

    2010

    December 19 | Reading at Shakti Soulstice at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA

    November 20 | Reading for Fearless Books at the Berkeley Public Library main branch

    November 9 | Book launch for Here and Abroad at Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA

    November 3 | Interview on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon

    October 9 | LitCrawl ambush – caveat lector, zeek

    October 5 | Word Painters: SF Public Library: Noe Valley Branch, 7pm Host: Stephen Kopel

    September 28 | Reading at Marin Poetry Center’s Marin Traveling Show

    September 21 | Seminar on Pulitzer Prize winning poets at Town & Country Library

    September 16 | Interview on Alan Hutner Radio

    August 24 | Live Poets TV w/Robin Somers

    May 2 | An Afternoon of Poetry about Mom: Ravenswood Historic Site, 2647 Arroyo Road, Livermore 2-4pm

    April 19 | Café Greco/Columbus/North Beach: Sponsored by “The Poets Gallery” featured reader w/ Mary Hower, Host: Philip Hacker: 7pm

    April 17-18 | Adult Poetry Judge: Pleasanton Poetry, Prose and the Arts Festival

    March 26 | Washington, D.C. Location TBD

    March 13 | Poetry Reading to Benefit Haiti Earthquake Victims – Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA

    March 6 | Collected Works Bookstore: Sante Fe with Kelly Sullivan Walden “I Had the Strangest Dream” 6pm

    February 23 | mysticbablylonpodcast Cable TV Featured reader

    February 12-14 | Poetry Liaison SF Writers Conference, two workshops and “Ask An Ex-pert” panel, www.sfwriters.org

    January 24 | San Pancho, Mexico Location Café del Mar

    January 7 | Cartwheels in the Sky, internet poetry radio show with Blake More.

    2009

    December 13 | Valona Deli, Crockett, CA, 4pm

    October 25 | The Beat Museum

    October 22 | Jewish Community Library

    October 17 | LitCrawl with Zeek Magazine, 7:15pm The Corner Bar

    October 10 | Southern Festival of Books – Nashville, Tennessee

    October 5 | Gallery Cafe, 7pm, Washington & Powell, San Francisco

    September 29 | Marin Poetry Center

    September 20 | Petaluma Poetry Walk

    September 11 | Stories Bookstore, Los Angeles

    September 4 | Poetry and Pizza

    June 3 | Nashville Public Library

    June 21 | Afikomen Books

    June 25 | WOM-BA mini-tour, Books Inc.

    April 16 | WNBA – Author’s Showcase

    April 8 | Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA. Reading with Ann Harleman

    April 1 | Bowery Poetry Club 6pm with Slim Russell

    March 25 | Gallery Bookshop 7pm, 45098 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, with Becky Foust

    March 22 | 4pm NBC Interview with Janice Edwards: Bay Area Vistas

    March 19 | 7:30pm : Avid Reader: Davis, California 617 2nd Street. www.avidreaderbooks.com

    March 12 | Randall Museum Theater/Poetry Series: “Passion Unveiled”, 7pm featured with Stephen Kopel, Jari Bradley & Christopher Bernard; Hosted by Ana Elsner

    March 11 | Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour: KDVS/UC Davis

    March 3 | Poetry Center San Jose, Poetry First! 7pm Art Object Gallery 592 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA

    Feb 16 | Moe’s Books, 7:30pm With Geri Digiorno, 2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA

    Feb 13- 15 | Speaking on “Submission Strategies That Work”, Reading at the 1st Annual Poetry Cafe: San Francisco Writers Conference: Mark Hopkins Hotel Nob Hill

    Feb 4 | Parkplace Books First Wednesday Poetry Series

    Click on these links to view Joan’s schedules and information:

    Events Calendar

    Leave a Reply

    Press

    Posted on: January 31st, 2014. Filed under: .

    February 2014

    Featured poet in this month’s issue of The “J”

    Watch me on Poetry TV, Cable TV show

    April 2014

    I’ll be featured with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter

    See me on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance

    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

    SmallPress 300x67 Press

    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

    NewsPages 300x84 Press

    NewPages Book Reviews
    -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

    bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

    player logo Press

    includeShareButton Press

    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Read More

    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

    Read More

    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

    Read More

    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

    Leave a Reply

    Press

    Posted on: January 31st, 2014. Filed under: .

    February 2014

    The “J” Featured Poet

    Poetry TV Cable TV show

    April 2014

    Women’s National Book Association, NY chapter, Feature

    The Literati Scene, Cable TV, eastern seaboard channels, with Smoki Bacon & Dick Concannon

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance

    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

    SmallPress 300x67 Press

    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

    NewsPages 300x84 Press

    NewPages Book Reviews
    -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

    bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

    player logo Press

    includeShareButton Press

    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Read More

    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

    Read More

    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

    Read More

    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

    Leave a Reply

    Press

    Posted on: January 31st, 2014. Filed under: .

    February 2014

    The “J” Featured Poet

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance

    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

    SmallPress 300x67 Press

    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

    NewsPages 300x84 Press

    NewPages Book Reviews
    -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

    bT*xJmx*PTEyNzQ4ODk5MDQ*ODAmcHQ9MTI3NDg5MDAwOTQxMCZwPTg*NjgxJmQ9Jmc9MSZvZj*w Press

    player logo Press

    includeShareButton Press

    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Read More

    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

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    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

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    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

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    Press

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    February 2014

    The “J” Featured Poet

    November 17, 2013 – MOSAIC TV Appearance

    I spoke with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.

    PoetsandWriters 300x66 Press

    Click here for Poets & Writers list of essential books for creative writers.

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    Women on Poetry reviewed on Small Press Review, read it here.

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    Read Review Here

    Mark Fogarty 
    DAYDREAMING AND WISHING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE -gape-seed- Uphook Press

    Read Review Here

    Mystic Babylon Poetry Show

    Joan and Marty perform on John Rhodes’ poetry video podcast.

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    Caesura

    Review by Chella Courington in Caesura, the journal of Poetry Center San José.

    Midwest Book Review

    Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand… (read the review on Amazon)

    Sacramento Book Review

    A review of A Dreamer’s Guide appeared in Sacramento Book Review in June 2009.

    Betty’s List Interview with Kit Kennedy

    Bay Area poet Kit Kennedy interviewed Joan for Betty’s List in May 2009.

    Book Review in Poetica Magazine

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of Poetica Magazine.

    The New Book Review

    A Dreamer’s Guide was reviewed in The New Book Review in August 2009.

    KPFA Interview with Kris Welch

    Interview with Joan and Becky Foust at 00:40

    Living Room – On-going turmoil in Iran; new climate report; local poets. – June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm

    Click to listen (or download)

    Upcoming

    • Radio interview on J.P. Dancing Bear’s Out of Our Minds podcast  on KKUP
    • A review of A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams will appear in Beatrice.com

    Writers Sanctuary

    Kim McMillon interviews Joan, La Tigressa and Francisco Alacon on Blog Talk Radio

    NBC Bay Area Vista

    Joan appeared on Bay Area Vista on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

    Joan interviewed on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour

    A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show.  Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide.

    An elegant WNBA Award Ceremony

    picture 3 PressBest-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening. Read More

    Author Pens Collection of Poetry That Speaks to Social Concerns

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams is a passionate book whose topics range from celebration of life with all its contradictions to calls for action to stop violence and environmental destruction.
    – Lucille Lang Day, founder, Scarlet Tanager Press, and author: “God of the Jellyfish,” and “Fire in the Garden.”

    San Francisco, CA. — Joan Gelfand’s second poetry collection, A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, is earthy and mystical, leaving readers longing for love, beauty and the natural world. Gelfand’s use of sensual, evocative language opens readers to deep, startling feelings.

    Many works in “A Dreamer’s Guide…” are simply about the language and the observation of small, intimate details of daily life while poems such as “Requiem for a Dying Planet,” and “War Rant” open our souls to the urge to be a part of something bigger, and more humane. Joan’s work has been compared with Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Stephen Dunn.

    A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams, which will be published by San Francisco Bay Press on January 6, 2009 (ISBN 978-1-60461-009; Paperback, $14.99, 71 pages) will be available through online booksellers, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram.

    Read More

    Joan Gelfand hosts literary salon at Mills College

    Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young
    Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of ?ction and non-fiction works.

    Read More

    Author interview with Meg Clayton

    My first guest author this year is award-winning poet Joan Gelfand, whose work has been published in over forty national magazines and literary journals

    Read More

    Soon to come: Betty’s List interview with Kit Kennedy.

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    Upcoming Events

    2014

    February 13-16 | 11th Annual San Francisco Writer’s Conference, presenter and conference attendee reading, Saturday, February 15 @ 8pm

    February 15 | Poetry & jazz with Brian Felson, Andy Jones, Brad Henderson; Free & open to the public; as part of the SF Writer’s Conference, Mark Hopkins Hotel, Room of the Dons @ 9pm

    March 2 | Poetry Unbound Series, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, open mic starts @ 5:30pm

    March 27 | San Francisco book launch and reading, Bookshop West Portal, San Francisco, CA

    March 29 | Benicia Literary Arts: Reading, book signing and talk on publishing. Presented by Lois Requist, Benicia Poet Laureate, Bookshop Benicia, Benicia, CA @ 2pm

    March 29 | The Long Blue Room private Launch Party: by invitation only, reading and book signing with live music; write to Joan at joan@joangelfand.com for more details, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, CA @ 7pm

    April 5 | Environmental Poetry from five Northern California Poets w/ Genny Lim, Drew Dillinger, Mary Mackey, Kurt Lumpkin and Al Young, Poet Laureate of California Emeritus, Rockridge Public Library, Oakland, CA

    April 9 | Honoring National Poetry Month, Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, CT, Noon – workshop on Publishing; 7pm – reading and book signing

    April 12 | Reading with Raymond Nat Turner – Live jazz, Nuyorican Poets café, NY @ 2pm

    April 13 | Sunday evening greatweatherformedia.com series, Parkside Lounge @ 7pm

    April 17 | Reading with poets from the Women’s National Book Association, Boston, MA, venue TBD

    May 4 | Congregation Beth Sholom: New Arts and Literature Festival @ 4pm

    September 21 | Central Coast Writers Conference featuring workshops on building your writer’s resume, San Luis Obispo, CA

    Previous Events

    2013

    November 14 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light”, 7pm at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA

    November 12 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light” at 8pm, “Downstairs” at 998 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    October 24 | Worldwide reading in celebration of Cervena Barva Press, also featuring Lucy Lang Day, Richard Levine and Daniel Harris. Reception to follow. 7pm, Bookshop West Portal, 80 W Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    October 19 | Litquake/Litcrawl: Saturday night, reading with the “J.”; 6pm at FourBarrel Coffee, 375 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    2012

    April 25 | Poetry reading to benefit the San Francisco Food Bank – Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, 7pm

    April 20 | Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA

    February 17, 18, 19 | Invited back to speak at the San Francisco Writers Conference

    2011

    December 15 | John Natsoulas Gallery Davis California hosted by Andy Jones of the Poetry and Technology Hour – KDVS, and Brad Henderson

    November 23 | Broken Circles: Poets Writing About Hunger

    October 5 | Launch Party for “Gape-Seed” Uphook Press’s new anthology at The Art House Gallery in Berkley, CA

    September 9, 10, & 11 | Speaking on “Building Your Writers Resume” California Poets in the Schools Symposium, Santa Barbara, CA

    June 26 | The Poetry Hotel is pleased to feature Joan Gelfand for the salon.

    June 6 | NY Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch

    May 14 | Frank Bette Art Center, 1601 Paru, Alameda, CA, 8pm

    May 2 | Reading at Bird and Beckett, 653 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA

    April 11 | Reading at Poets Gallery, Cafe Greco, 423 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    April 6 | Reading at Sunset Poetry, 333 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA, 7 – 9pm

    March 19 | Continent of Light Book Launch Party. Poetry read by contributors with music by bassist Steve Shain. MC: David Madgalene. Free & open to the public. Pelican Art Gallery and Custom Framing Studio. 143 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA. 2:00 – 5:00pm. Contact: David Madgalene. madgalene at sonic.net.

    March 17 | Point Arena – Third Thursday series

    February 28 | Joan Gelfand will be a guest of Blake More on Women’s Voices on KXYX&Z Mendocino County Community Radio (streams live at www.kzyx.org); the show will also be archived on Blake More’s site.

    February 19-20 | Poetry Workshop and Reading, San Francisco Writers Conference Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA

    January 15 | Book signing at Mimosa Champagne Lounge, 2355 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 4 – 6pm

    2010

    December 19 | Reading at Shakti Soulstice at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA

    November 20 | Reading for Fearless Books at the Berkeley Public Library main branch

    November 9 | Book launch for Here and Abroad at Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA

    November 3 | Interview on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon

    October 9 | LitCrawl ambush – caveat lector, zeek

    October 5 | Word Painters: SF Public Library: Noe Valley Branch, 7pm Host: Stephen Kopel

    September 28 | Reading at Marin Poetry Center’s Marin Traveling Show

    September 21 | Seminar on Pulitzer Prize winning poets at Town & Country Library

    September 16 | Interview on Alan Hutner Radio

    August 24 | Live Poets TV w/Robin Somers

    May 2 | An Afternoon of Poetry about Mom: Ravenswood Historic Site, 2647 Arroyo Road, Livermore 2-4pm

    April 19 | Café Greco/Columbus/North Beach: Sponsored by “The Poets Gallery” featured reader w/ Mary Hower, Host: Philip Hacker: 7pm

    April 17-18 | Adult Poetry Judge: Pleasanton Poetry, Prose and the Arts Festival

    March 26 | Washington, D.C. Location TBD

    March 13 | Poetry Reading to Benefit Haiti Earthquake Victims – Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA

    March 6 | Collected Works Bookstore: Sante Fe with Kelly Sullivan Walden “I Had the Strangest Dream” 6pm

    February 23 | mysticbablylonpodcast Cable TV Featured reader

    February 12-14 | Poetry Liaison SF Writers Conference, two workshops and “Ask An Ex-pert” panel, www.sfwriters.org

    January 24 | San Pancho, Mexico Location Café del Mar

    January 7 | Cartwheels in the Sky, internet poetry radio show with Blake More.

    2009

    December 13 | Valona Deli, Crockett, CA, 4pm

    October 25 | The Beat Museum

    October 22 | Jewish Community Library

    October 17 | LitCrawl with Zeek Magazine, 7:15pm The Corner Bar

    October 10 | Southern Festival of Books – Nashville, Tennessee

    October 5 | Gallery Cafe, 7pm, Washington & Powell, San Francisco

    September 29 | Marin Poetry Center

    September 20 | Petaluma Poetry Walk

    September 11 | Stories Bookstore, Los Angeles

    September 4 | Poetry and Pizza

    June 3 | Nashville Public Library

    June 21 | Afikomen Books

    June 25 | WOM-BA mini-tour, Books Inc.

    April 16 | WNBA – Author’s Showcase

    April 8 | Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA. Reading with Ann Harleman

    April 1 | Bowery Poetry Club 6pm with Slim Russell

    March 25 | Gallery Bookshop 7pm, 45098 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, with Becky Foust

    March 22 | 4pm NBC Interview with Janice Edwards: Bay Area Vistas

    March 19 | 7:30pm : Avid Reader: Davis, California 617 2nd Street. www.avidreaderbooks.com

    March 12 | Randall Museum Theater/Poetry Series: “Passion Unveiled”, 7pm featured with Stephen Kopel, Jari Bradley & Christopher Bernard; Hosted by Ana Elsner

    March 11 | Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour: KDVS/UC Davis

    March 3 | Poetry Center San Jose, Poetry First! 7pm Art Object Gallery 592 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA

    Feb 16 | Moe’s Books, 7:30pm With Geri Digiorno, 2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA

    Feb 13- 15 | Speaking on “Submission Strategies That Work”, Reading at the 1st Annual Poetry Cafe: San Francisco Writers Conference: Mark Hopkins Hotel Nob Hill

    Feb 4 | Parkplace Books First Wednesday Poetry Series

    Click on these links to view Joan’s schedules and information:

    Events Calendar

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    Events

    Posted on: January 31st, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Events

    2014

    February 13-16 | 11th Annual San Francisco Writer’s Conference, presenter and conference attendee reading, Saturday, February 15 @ 8pm

    February 15 | Poetry & jazz with Brian Felson, Andy Jones, Brad Henderson; Free & open to the public; as part of the SF Writer’s Conference, Mark Hopkins Hotel, Room of the Dons @ 9pm

    March 2 | Poetry Unbound Series, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, open mic starts @ 5:30pm

    March 27 | Reading

    March 29 | Benicia Literary Arts: Reading, book signing and talk on publishing. Presented by Lois Requist, Benicia Poet Laureate, Bookshop Benicia, Benicia, CA @ 2pm

    March 29 | The Long Blue Room private Launch Party: by invitation only, reading and book signing with live music; write to Joan at joan@joangelfand.com for more details, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, CA @ 7pm

    April 5 | Environmental Poetry from five Northern California Poets w/ Genny Lim, Drew Dillinger, Mary Mackey, Kurt Lumpkin and Al Young, Poet Laureate of California Emeritus, Rockridge Public Library, Oakland, CA

    April 9 | Honoring National Poetry Month, Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, CT, Noon – workshop on Publishing; 7pm – reading and book signing

    April 12 | Reading with Raymond Nat Turner – Live jazz, Nuyorican Poets café, NY @ 2pm

    April 13 | Sunday evening greatweatherformedia.com series, Parkside Lounge @ 7pm

    April 17 | Reading with poets from the Women’s National Book Association, Boston, MA, venue TBD

    May 4 | Congregation Beth Sholom: New Arts and Literature Festival @ 4pm

    September 21 | Central Coast Writers Conference featuring workshops on building your writer’s resume, San Luis Obispo, CA

    Previous Events

    2013

    November 14 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light”, 7pm at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA

    November 12 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light” at 8pm, “Downstairs” at 998 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    October 24 | Worldwide reading in celebration of Cervena Barva Press, also featuring Lucy Lang Day, Richard Levine and Daniel Harris. Reception to follow. 7pm, Bookshop West Portal, 80 W Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    October 19 | Litquake/Litcrawl: Saturday night, reading with the “J.”; 6pm at FourBarrel Coffee, 375 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    2012

    April 25 | Poetry reading to benefit the San Francisco Food Bank – Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, 7pm

    April 20 | Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA

    February 17, 18, 19 | Invited back to speak at the San Francisco Writers Conference

    2011

    December 15 | John Natsoulas Gallery Davis California hosted by Andy Jones of the Poetry and Technology Hour – KDVS, and Brad Henderson

    November 23 | Broken Circles: Poets Writing About Hunger

    October 5 | Launch Party for “Gape-Seed” Uphook Press’s new anthology at The Art House Gallery in Berkley, CA

    September 9, 10, & 11 | Speaking on “Building Your Writers Resume” California Poets in the Schools Symposium, Santa Barbara, CA

    June 26 | The Poetry Hotel is pleased to feature Joan Gelfand for the salon.

    June 6 | NY Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch

    May 14 | Frank Bette Art Center, 1601 Paru, Alameda, CA, 8pm

    May 2 | Reading at Bird and Beckett, 653 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA

    April 11 | Reading at Poets Gallery, Cafe Greco, 423 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    April 6 | Reading at Sunset Poetry, 333 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA, 7 – 9pm

    March 19 | Continent of Light Book Launch Party. Poetry read by contributors with music by bassist Steve Shain. MC: David Madgalene. Free & open to the public. Pelican Art Gallery and Custom Framing Studio. 143 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA. 2:00 – 5:00pm. Contact: David Madgalene. madgalene at sonic.net.

    March 17 | Point Arena – Third Thursday series

    February 28 | Joan Gelfand will be a guest of Blake More on Women’s Voices on KXYX&Z Mendocino County Community Radio (streams live at www.kzyx.org); the show will also be archived on Blake More’s site.

    February 19-20 | Poetry Workshop and Reading, San Francisco Writers Conference Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA

    January 15 | Book signing at Mimosa Champagne Lounge, 2355 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 4 – 6pm

    2010

    December 19 | Reading at Shakti Soulstice at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA

    November 20 | Reading for Fearless Books at the Berkeley Public Library main branch

    November 9 | Book launch for Here and Abroad at Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA

    November 3 | Interview on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon

    October 9 | LitCrawl ambush – caveat lector, zeek

    October 5 | Word Painters: SF Public Library: Noe Valley Branch, 7pm Host: Stephen Kopel

    September 28 | Reading at Marin Poetry Center’s Marin Traveling Show

    September 21 | Seminar on Pulitzer Prize winning poets at Town & Country Library

    September 16 | Interview on Alan Hutner Radio

    August 24 | Live Poets TV w/Robin Somers

    May 2 | An Afternoon of Poetry about Mom: Ravenswood Historic Site, 2647 Arroyo Road, Livermore 2-4pm

    April 19 | Café Greco/Columbus/North Beach: Sponsored by “The Poets Gallery” featured reader w/ Mary Hower, Host: Philip Hacker: 7pm

    April 17-18 | Adult Poetry Judge: Pleasanton Poetry, Prose and the Arts Festival

    March 26 | Washington, D.C. Location TBD

    March 13 | Poetry Reading to Benefit Haiti Earthquake Victims – Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA

    March 6 | Collected Works Bookstore: Sante Fe with Kelly Sullivan Walden “I Had the Strangest Dream” 6pm

    February 23 | mysticbablylonpodcast Cable TV Featured reader

    February 12-14 | Poetry Liaison SF Writers Conference, two workshops and “Ask An Ex-pert” panel, www.sfwriters.org

    January 24 | San Pancho, Mexico Location Café del Mar

    January 7 | Cartwheels in the Sky, internet poetry radio show with Blake More.

    2009

    December 13 | Valona Deli, Crockett, CA, 4pm

    October 25 | The Beat Museum

    October 22 | Jewish Community Library

    October 17 | LitCrawl with Zeek Magazine, 7:15pm The Corner Bar

    October 10 | Southern Festival of Books – Nashville, Tennessee

    October 5 | Gallery Cafe, 7pm, Washington & Powell, San Francisco

    September 29 | Marin Poetry Center

    September 20 | Petaluma Poetry Walk

    September 11 | Stories Bookstore, Los Angeles

    September 4 | Poetry and Pizza

    June 3 | Nashville Public Library

    June 21 | Afikomen Books

    June 25 | WOM-BA mini-tour, Books Inc.

    April 16 | WNBA – Author’s Showcase

    April 8 | Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA. Reading with Ann Harleman

    April 1 | Bowery Poetry Club 6pm with Slim Russell

    March 25 | Gallery Bookshop 7pm, 45098 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, with Becky Foust

    March 22 | 4pm NBC Interview with Janice Edwards: Bay Area Vistas

    March 19 | 7:30pm : Avid Reader: Davis, California 617 2nd Street. www.avidreaderbooks.com

    March 12 | Randall Museum Theater/Poetry Series: “Passion Unveiled”, 7pm featured with Stephen Kopel, Jari Bradley & Christopher Bernard; Hosted by Ana Elsner

    March 11 | Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour: KDVS/UC Davis

    March 3 | Poetry Center San Jose, Poetry First! 7pm Art Object Gallery 592 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA

    Feb 16 | Moe’s Books, 7:30pm With Geri Digiorno, 2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA

    Feb 13- 15 | Speaking on “Submission Strategies That Work”, Reading at the 1st Annual Poetry Cafe: San Francisco Writers Conference: Mark Hopkins Hotel Nob Hill

    Feb 4 | Parkplace Books First Wednesday Poetry Series

    Click on these links to view Joan’s schedules and information:

    Events Calendar

    Leave a Reply

    Events

    Posted on: January 21st, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Events

    2014

    February 13-16 | 11th Annual San Francisco Writer’s Conference, presenter and conference attendee reading, Saturday, February 15 @ 8pm

    February 15 | Poetry & jazz with Brian Felson, Andy Jones, Brad Henderson; Free & open to the public; as part of the SF Writer’s Conference, Mark Hopkins Hotel, Room of the Dons @ 9pm

    March 2 | Poetry Unbound Series, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, open mic starts @ 5:30pm

    March 22 | The Long Blue Room private Launch Party: by invitation only, with live music; write to Joan at joan@joangelfand.com for more details, Art House Gallery, Berkeley @ 7pm

    March 29 | Benicia Literary Arts: Reading, book signing and talk on publishing. Presented by Lois Requist, Benicia Poet Laureate, Benicia Public Library @ 2pm

    April 5 | Environmental Poetry from five Northern California Poets w/ Genny Lim, Drew Dillinger, Mary Mackey, Kurt Lumpkin and Al Young, Poet Laureate of California Emeritus, Rockridge Public Library, Oakland, CA

    April 9 | Honoring National Poetry Month, Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, CT, Noon – workshop on Publishing; 7pm – reading and book signing

    April 12 | Reading with Raymond Nat Turner – Live jazz, Nuyorican Poets café, NY @ 2pm

    April 13 | Sunday evening greatweatherformedia.com series, Parkside Lounge @ 7pm

    April 17 | Reading with poets from the Women’s National Book Association, Boston, MA, venue TBD

    May 4 | Congregation Beth Sholom: New Arts and Literature Festival @ 4pm

    September 21 | Central Coast Writers Conference featuring workshops on building your writer’s resume, San Luis Obispo, CA

    Previous Events

    2013

    November 14 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light”, 7pm at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA

    November 12 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light” at 8pm, “Downstairs” at 998 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    October 24 | Worldwide reading in celebration of Cervena Barva Press, also featuring Lucy Lang Day, Richard Levine and Daniel Harris. Reception to follow. 7pm, Bookshop West Portal, 80 W Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    October 19 | Litquake/Litcrawl: Saturday night, reading with the “J.”; 6pm at FourBarrel Coffee, 375 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    2012

    April 25 | Poetry reading to benefit the San Francisco Food Bank – Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, 7pm

    April 20 | Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA

    February 17, 18, 19 | Invited back to speak at the San Francisco Writers Conference

    2011

    December 15 | John Natsoulas Gallery Davis California hosted by Andy Jones of the Poetry and Technology Hour – KDVS, and Brad Henderson

    November 23 | Broken Circles: Poets Writing About Hunger

    October 5 | Launch Party for “Gape-Seed” Uphook Press’s new anthology at The Art House Gallery in Berkley, CA

    September 9, 10, & 11 | Speaking on “Building Your Writers Resume” California Poets in the Schools Symposium, Santa Barbara, CA

    June 26 | The Poetry Hotel is pleased to feature Joan Gelfand for the salon.

    June 6 | NY Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch

    May 14 | Frank Bette Art Center, 1601 Paru, Alameda, CA, 8pm

    May 2 | Reading at Bird and Beckett, 653 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA

    April 11 | Reading at Poets Gallery, Cafe Greco, 423 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    April 6 | Reading at Sunset Poetry, 333 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA, 7 – 9pm

    March 19 | Continent of Light Book Launch Party. Poetry read by contributors with music by bassist Steve Shain. MC: David Madgalene. Free & open to the public. Pelican Art Gallery and Custom Framing Studio. 143 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA. 2:00 – 5:00pm. Contact: David Madgalene. madgalene at sonic.net.

    March 17 | Point Arena – Third Thursday series

    February 28 | Joan Gelfand will be a guest of Blake More on Women’s Voices on KXYX&Z Mendocino County Community Radio (streams live at www.kzyx.org); the show will also be archived on Blake More’s site.

    February 19-20 | Poetry Workshop and Reading, San Francisco Writers Conference Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA

    January 15 | Book signing at Mimosa Champagne Lounge, 2355 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 4 – 6pm

    2010

    December 19 | Reading at Shakti Soulstice at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA

    November 20 | Reading for Fearless Books at the Berkeley Public Library main branch

    November 9 | Book launch for Here and Abroad at Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA

    November 3 | Interview on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon

    October 9 | LitCrawl ambush – caveat lector, zeek

    October 5 | Word Painters: SF Public Library: Noe Valley Branch, 7pm Host: Stephen Kopel

    September 28 | Reading at Marin Poetry Center’s Marin Traveling Show

    September 21 | Seminar on Pulitzer Prize winning poets at Town & Country Library

    September 16 | Interview on Alan Hutner Radio

    August 24 | Live Poets TV w/Robin Somers

    May 2 | An Afternoon of Poetry about Mom: Ravenswood Historic Site, 2647 Arroyo Road, Livermore 2-4pm

    April 19 | Café Greco/Columbus/North Beach: Sponsored by “The Poets Gallery” featured reader w/ Mary Hower, Host: Philip Hacker: 7pm

    April 17-18 | Adult Poetry Judge: Pleasanton Poetry, Prose and the Arts Festival

    March 26 | Washington, D.C. Location TBD

    March 13 | Poetry Reading to Benefit Haiti Earthquake Victims – Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA

    March 6 | Collected Works Bookstore: Sante Fe with Kelly Sullivan Walden “I Had the Strangest Dream” 6pm

    February 23 | mysticbablylonpodcast Cable TV Featured reader

    February 12-14 | Poetry Liaison SF Writers Conference, two workshops and “Ask An Ex-pert” panel, www.sfwriters.org

    January 24 | San Pancho, Mexico Location Café del Mar

    January 7 | Cartwheels in the Sky, internet poetry radio show with Blake More.

    2009

    December 13 | Valona Deli, Crockett, CA, 4pm

    October 25 | The Beat Museum

    October 22 | Jewish Community Library

    October 17 | LitCrawl with Zeek Magazine, 7:15pm The Corner Bar

    October 10 | Southern Festival of Books – Nashville, Tennessee

    October 5 | Gallery Cafe, 7pm, Washington & Powell, San Francisco

    September 29 | Marin Poetry Center

    September 20 | Petaluma Poetry Walk

    September 11 | Stories Bookstore, Los Angeles

    September 4 | Poetry and Pizza

    June 3 | Nashville Public Library

    June 21 | Afikomen Books

    June 25 | WOM-BA mini-tour, Books Inc.

    April 16 | WNBA – Author’s Showcase

    April 8 | Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA. Reading with Ann Harleman

    April 1 | Bowery Poetry Club 6pm with Slim Russell

    March 25 | Gallery Bookshop 7pm, 45098 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, with Becky Foust

    March 22 | 4pm NBC Interview with Janice Edwards: Bay Area Vistas

    March 19 | 7:30pm : Avid Reader: Davis, California 617 2nd Street. www.avidreaderbooks.com

    March 12 | Randall Museum Theater/Poetry Series: “Passion Unveiled”, 7pm featured with Stephen Kopel, Jari Bradley & Christopher Bernard; Hosted by Ana Elsner

    March 11 | Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour: KDVS/UC Davis

    March 3 | Poetry Center San Jose, Poetry First! 7pm Art Object Gallery 592 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA

    Feb 16 | Moe’s Books, 7:30pm With Geri Digiorno, 2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA

    Feb 13- 15 | Speaking on “Submission Strategies That Work”, Reading at the 1st Annual Poetry Cafe: San Francisco Writers Conference: Mark Hopkins Hotel Nob Hill

    Feb 4 | Parkplace Books First Wednesday Poetry Series

    Click on these links to view Joan’s schedules and information:

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    Events

    Posted on: January 21st, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Events

    2014

    February 13-16 | 11th Annual San Francisco Writer’s Conference, presenter and conference attendee reading, Saturday, February 15 @ 8pm

    February 15 | Poetry & jazz with Brian Felson, Andy Jones, Brad Henderson; Free & open to the public; as part of the SF Writer’s Conference, Mark Hopkins Hotel, Room of the Dons @ 9pm

    March 2 | Poetry Unbound Series, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, open mic starts @ 5:30pm

    March 22 | The Long Blue Room private Launch Party: by invitation only, with live music; write to Joan at joan@joangelfand.com for more details, Art House Gallery, Berkeley @ 7pm

    March 29 | Benicia Literary Arts: Reading, book signing and talk on publishing. Presented by Lois Requist, Benicia Poet Laureate, Benicia Public Library @ 2pm

    April 5 | Environmental Poetry from five Northern California Poets w/ Genny Lim, Drew Dillinger, Mary Mackey, Kurt Lumpkin and Al Young, Poet Laureate of California Emeritus, Rockridge Public Library, Oakland, CA

    April 9 | Honoring National Poetry Month, Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, CT, Noon – workshop on Publishing; 7pm – reading and book signing

    April 12 | Reading with Raymond Nat Turner – Live jazz, Nuyorican Poets café, NY @ 2pm

    April 13 | Sunday evening greatweatherformedia.com series, Parkside Lounge @ 7pm

    April 17 | Reading with poets from the Women’s National Book Association, Boston, MA, venue TBD

    May 4th | Congregation Beth Sholom: New Arts and Literature Festival @ 4pm

    September 21 | Central Coast Writers Conference featuring workshops on building your writer’s resume, San Luis Obispo, CA

    Previous Events

    2013

    November 14 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light”, 7pm at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA

    November 12 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light” at 8pm, “Downstairs” at 998 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    October 24 | Worldwide reading in celebration of Cervena Barva Press, also featuring Lucy Lang Day, Richard Levine and Daniel Harris. Reception to follow. 7pm, Bookshop West Portal, 80 W Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    October 19 | Litquake/Litcrawl: Saturday night, reading with the “J.”; 6pm at FourBarrel Coffee, 375 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    2012

    April 25 | Poetry reading to benefit the San Francisco Food Bank – Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, 7pm

    April 20 | Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA

    February 17, 18, 19 | Invited back to speak at the San Francisco Writers Conference

    2011

    December 15 | John Natsoulas Gallery Davis California hosted by Andy Jones of the Poetry and Technology Hour – KDVS, and Brad Henderson

    November 23 | Broken Circles: Poets Writing About Hunger

    October 5 | Launch Party for “Gape-Seed” Uphook Press’s new anthology at The Art House Gallery in Berkley, CA

    September 9, 10, & 11 | Speaking on “Building Your Writers Resume” California Poets in the Schools Symposium, Santa Barbara, CA

    June 26 | The Poetry Hotel is pleased to feature Joan Gelfand for the salon.

    June 6 | NY Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch

    May 14 | Frank Bette Art Center, 1601 Paru, Alameda, CA, 8pm

    May 2 | Reading at Bird and Beckett, 653 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA

    April 11 | Reading at Poets Gallery, Cafe Greco, 423 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    April 6 | Reading at Sunset Poetry, 333 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA, 7 – 9pm

    March 19 | Continent of Light Book Launch Party. Poetry read by contributors with music by bassist Steve Shain. MC: David Madgalene. Free & open to the public. Pelican Art Gallery and Custom Framing Studio. 143 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA. 2:00 – 5:00pm. Contact: David Madgalene. madgalene at sonic.net.

    March 17 | Point Arena – Third Thursday series

    February 28 | Joan Gelfand will be a guest of Blake More on Women’s Voices on KXYX&Z Mendocino County Community Radio (streams live at www.kzyx.org); the show will also be archived on Blake More’s site.

    February 19-20 | Poetry Workshop and Reading, San Francisco Writers Conference Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA

    January 15 | Book signing at Mimosa Champagne Lounge, 2355 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 4 – 6pm

    2010

    December 19 | Reading at Shakti Soulstice at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA

    November 20 | Reading for Fearless Books at the Berkeley Public Library main branch

    November 9 | Book launch for Here and Abroad at Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA

    November 3 | Interview on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon

    October 9 | LitCrawl ambush – caveat lector, zeek

    October 5 | Word Painters: SF Public Library: Noe Valley Branch, 7pm Host: Stephen Kopel

    September 28 | Reading at Marin Poetry Center’s Marin Traveling Show

    September 21 | Seminar on Pulitzer Prize winning poets at Town & Country Library

    September 16 | Interview on Alan Hutner Radio

    August 24 | Live Poets TV w/Robin Somers

    May 2 | An Afternoon of Poetry about Mom: Ravenswood Historic Site, 2647 Arroyo Road, Livermore 2-4pm

    April 19 | Café Greco/Columbus/North Beach: Sponsored by “The Poets Gallery” featured reader w/ Mary Hower, Host: Philip Hacker: 7pm

    April 17-18 | Adult Poetry Judge: Pleasanton Poetry, Prose and the Arts Festival

    March 26 | Washington, D.C. Location TBD

    March 13 | Poetry Reading to Benefit Haiti Earthquake Victims – Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA

    March 6 | Collected Works Bookstore: Sante Fe with Kelly Sullivan Walden “I Had the Strangest Dream” 6pm

    February 23 | mysticbablylonpodcast Cable TV Featured reader

    February 12-14 | Poetry Liaison SF Writers Conference, two workshops and “Ask An Ex-pert” panel, www.sfwriters.org

    January 24 | San Pancho, Mexico Location Café del Mar

    January 7 | Cartwheels in the Sky, internet poetry radio show with Blake More.

    2009

    December 13 | Valona Deli, Crockett, CA, 4pm

    October 25 | The Beat Museum

    October 22 | Jewish Community Library

    October 17 | LitCrawl with Zeek Magazine, 7:15pm The Corner Bar

    October 10 | Southern Festival of Books – Nashville, Tennessee

    October 5 | Gallery Cafe, 7pm, Washington & Powell, San Francisco

    September 29 | Marin Poetry Center

    September 20 | Petaluma Poetry Walk

    September 11 | Stories Bookstore, Los Angeles

    September 4 | Poetry and Pizza

    June 3 | Nashville Public Library

    June 21 | Afikomen Books

    June 25 | WOM-BA mini-tour, Books Inc.

    April 16 | WNBA – Author’s Showcase

    April 8 | Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA. Reading with Ann Harleman

    April 1 | Bowery Poetry Club 6pm with Slim Russell

    March 25 | Gallery Bookshop 7pm, 45098 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, with Becky Foust

    March 22 | 4pm NBC Interview with Janice Edwards: Bay Area Vistas

    March 19 | 7:30pm : Avid Reader: Davis, California 617 2nd Street. www.avidreaderbooks.com

    March 12 | Randall Museum Theater/Poetry Series: “Passion Unveiled”, 7pm featured with Stephen Kopel, Jari Bradley & Christopher Bernard; Hosted by Ana Elsner

    March 11 | Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour: KDVS/UC Davis

    March 3 | Poetry Center San Jose, Poetry First! 7pm Art Object Gallery 592 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA

    Feb 16 | Moe’s Books, 7:30pm With Geri Digiorno, 2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA

    Feb 13- 15 | Speaking on “Submission Strategies That Work”, Reading at the 1st Annual Poetry Cafe: San Francisco Writers Conference: Mark Hopkins Hotel Nob Hill

    Feb 4 | Parkplace Books First Wednesday Poetry Series

    Click on these links to view Joan’s schedules and information:

    Events Calendar

    Leave a Reply

    Events

    Posted on: January 21st, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Events

    2014

    February 13-16 | 11th Annual San Francisco Writer’s Conference, presenter and conference attendee reading, Saturday, February 15 @ 8pm

    February 15 | Poetry & jazz with Brian Felson, Andy Jones, Brad Henderson; Free & open to the public; as part of the SF Writer’s Conference, Mark Hopkins Hotel, Room of the Dons @ 9pm

    March 2 | Poetry Unbound Series, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, open mic starts @ 5:30pm

    March 22 | The Long Blue Room private Launch Party: by invitation only, with live music; write to Joan at joan@joangelfand.com for more details, Art House Gallery, Berkeley @ 7pm

    March 29th | Benicia Literary Arts: Reading, book signing and talk on publishing. Presented by Lois Requist, Benicia Poet Laureate, Benicia Public Library @ 2pm

    April 5 | Environmental Poetry from five Northern California Poets w/ Genny Lim, Drew Dillinger, Mary Mackey, Kurt Lumpkin and Al Young, Poet Laureate of California Emeritus, Rockridge Public Library, Oakland, CA

    April 9 | Honoring National Poetry Month, Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, CT, Noon – workshop on Publishing; 7pm – reading and book signing

    April 12 | Reading with Raymond Nat Turner – Live jazz, Nuyorican Poets café, NY @ 2pm

    April 13 | Sunday evening greatweatherformedia.com series, Parkside Lounge @ 7pm

    April 17 | Reading with poets from the Women’s National Book Association, Boston, MA, venue TBD

    May 4th | Congregation Beth Sholom: New Arts and Literature Festival @ 4pm

    September 21 | Central Coast Writers Conference featuring workshops on building your writer’s resume, San Luis Obispo, CA

    Previous Events

    2013

    November 14 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light”, 7pm at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA

    November 12 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light” at 8pm, “Downstairs” at 998 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    October 24 | Worldwide reading in celebration of Cervena Barva Press, also featuring Lucy Lang Day, Richard Levine and Daniel Harris. Reception to follow. 7pm, Bookshop West Portal, 80 W Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    October 19 | Litquake/Litcrawl: Saturday night, reading with the “J.”; 6pm at FourBarrel Coffee, 375 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    2012

    April 25 | Poetry reading to benefit the San Francisco Food Bank – Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, 7pm

    April 20 | Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA

    February 17, 18, 19 | Invited back to speak at the San Francisco Writers Conference

    2011

    December 15 | John Natsoulas Gallery Davis California hosted by Andy Jones of the Poetry and Technology Hour – KDVS, and Brad Henderson

    November 23 | Broken Circles: Poets Writing About Hunger

    October 5 | Launch Party for “Gape-Seed” Uphook Press’s new anthology at The Art House Gallery in Berkley, CA

    September 9, 10, & 11 | Speaking on “Building Your Writers Resume” California Poets in the Schools Symposium, Santa Barbara, CA

    June 26 | The Poetry Hotel is pleased to feature Joan Gelfand for the salon.

    June 6 | NY Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch

    May 14 | Frank Bette Art Center, 1601 Paru, Alameda, CA, 8pm

    May 2 | Reading at Bird and Beckett, 653 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA

    April 11 | Reading at Poets Gallery, Cafe Greco, 423 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    April 6 | Reading at Sunset Poetry, 333 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA, 7 – 9pm

    March 19 | Continent of Light Book Launch Party. Poetry read by contributors with music by bassist Steve Shain. MC: David Madgalene. Free & open to the public. Pelican Art Gallery and Custom Framing Studio. 143 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA. 2:00 – 5:00pm. Contact: David Madgalene. madgalene at sonic.net.

    March 17 | Point Arena – Third Thursday series

    February 28 | Joan Gelfand will be a guest of Blake More on Women’s Voices on KXYX&Z Mendocino County Community Radio (streams live at www.kzyx.org); the show will also be archived on Blake More’s site.

    February 19-20 | Poetry Workshop and Reading, San Francisco Writers Conference Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA

    January 15 | Book signing at Mimosa Champagne Lounge, 2355 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 4 – 6pm

    2010

    December 19 | Reading at Shakti Soulstice at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA

    November 20 | Reading for Fearless Books at the Berkeley Public Library main branch

    November 9 | Book launch for Here and Abroad at Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA

    November 3 | Interview on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon

    October 9 | LitCrawl ambush – caveat lector, zeek

    October 5 | Word Painters: SF Public Library: Noe Valley Branch, 7pm Host: Stephen Kopel

    September 28 | Reading at Marin Poetry Center’s Marin Traveling Show

    September 21 | Seminar on Pulitzer Prize winning poets at Town & Country Library

    September 16 | Interview on Alan Hutner Radio

    August 24 | Live Poets TV w/Robin Somers

    May 2 | An Afternoon of Poetry about Mom: Ravenswood Historic Site, 2647 Arroyo Road, Livermore 2-4pm

    April 19 | Café Greco/Columbus/North Beach: Sponsored by “The Poets Gallery” featured reader w/ Mary Hower, Host: Philip Hacker: 7pm

    April 17-18 | Adult Poetry Judge: Pleasanton Poetry, Prose and the Arts Festival

    March 26 | Washington, D.C. Location TBD

    March 13 | Poetry Reading to Benefit Haiti Earthquake Victims – Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA

    March 6 | Collected Works Bookstore: Sante Fe with Kelly Sullivan Walden “I Had the Strangest Dream” 6pm

    February 23 | mysticbablylonpodcast Cable TV Featured reader

    February 12-14 | Poetry Liaison SF Writers Conference, two workshops and “Ask An Ex-pert” panel, www.sfwriters.org

    January 24 | San Pancho, Mexico Location Café del Mar

    January 7 | Cartwheels in the Sky, internet poetry radio show with Blake More.

    2009

    December 13 | Valona Deli, Crockett, CA, 4pm

    October 25 | The Beat Museum

    October 22 | Jewish Community Library

    October 17 | LitCrawl with Zeek Magazine, 7:15pm The Corner Bar

    October 10 | Southern Festival of Books – Nashville, Tennessee

    October 5 | Gallery Cafe, 7pm, Washington & Powell, San Francisco

    September 29 | Marin Poetry Center

    September 20 | Petaluma Poetry Walk

    September 11 | Stories Bookstore, Los Angeles

    September 4 | Poetry and Pizza

    June 3 | Nashville Public Library

    June 21 | Afikomen Books

    June 25 | WOM-BA mini-tour, Books Inc.

    April 16 | WNBA – Author’s Showcase

    April 8 | Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA. Reading with Ann Harleman

    April 1 | Bowery Poetry Club 6pm with Slim Russell

    March 25 | Gallery Bookshop 7pm, 45098 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, with Becky Foust

    March 22 | 4pm NBC Interview with Janice Edwards: Bay Area Vistas

    March 19 | 7:30pm : Avid Reader: Davis, California 617 2nd Street. www.avidreaderbooks.com

    March 12 | Randall Museum Theater/Poetry Series: “Passion Unveiled”, 7pm featured with Stephen Kopel, Jari Bradley & Christopher Bernard; Hosted by Ana Elsner

    March 11 | Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour: KDVS/UC Davis

    March 3 | Poetry Center San Jose, Poetry First! 7pm Art Object Gallery 592 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA

    Feb 16 | Moe’s Books, 7:30pm With Geri Digiorno, 2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA

    Feb 13- 15 | Speaking on “Submission Strategies That Work”, Reading at the 1st Annual Poetry Cafe: San Francisco Writers Conference: Mark Hopkins Hotel Nob Hill

    Feb 4 | Parkplace Books First Wednesday Poetry Series

    Click on these links to view Joan’s schedules and information:

    Events Calendar

    Leave a Reply

    Events

    Posted on: January 21st, 2014. Filed under: .

    Upcoming Events

    2014

    February 13-16 | 11th Annual San Francisco Writer’s Conference, presenter and conference attendee reading, Saturday, February 15 @ 8pm

    February 15 | Poetry & jazz with Brian Felson, Andy Jones, Brad Henderson; Free & Open to the Public; as part of the SF Writer’s Conference, Mark Hopkins Hotel, Room of the Dons @ 9pm

    March 2 | Poetry Unbound Series, Art House Gallery, Berkeley, open mic starts @ 5:30pm

    March 22 | The Long Blue Room private Launch Party: by invitation only, with live music; write to Joan at joan@joangelfand.com for more details, Art House Gallery, Berkeley @ 7pm

    March 29th | Benicia Literary Arts: Reading, book signing and talk on publishing. Presented by Lois Requist, Benicia Poet Laureate, Benicia Public Library @ 2pm

    April 5 | Environmental Poetry from five Northern California Poets w/ Genny Lim, Drew Dillinger, Mary Mackey, Kurt Lumpkin and Al Young, Poet Laureate of California Emeritus, Rockridge Public Library, Oakland, CA

    April 9 | Honoring National Poetry Month, Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, CT, Noon – workshop on Publishing; 7pm – reading and book signing

    April 12 | Reading with Raymond Nat Turner – Live jazz, Nuyorican Poets café, NY @ 2pm

    April 13 | Sunday evening greatweatherformedia.com series, Parkside Lounge @ 7pm

    April 17 | Reading with poets from the Women’s National Book Association, Boston, MA, venue TBD

    May 4th | Congregation Beth Sholom: New Arts and Literature Festival @ 4pm

    September 21 | Central Coast Writers Conference featuring workshops on building your writer’s resume, San Luis Obispo, CA

    Previous Events

    2013

    November 14 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light”, 7pm at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA

    November 12 | Reading with great weather for MEDIA in celebration of the new anthology, “The Understanding Between Foxes and Light” at 8pm, “Downstairs” at 998 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    October 24 | Worldwide reading in celebration of Cervena Barva Press, also featuring Lucy Lang Day, Richard Levine and Daniel Harris. Reception to follow. 7pm, Bookshop West Portal, 80 W Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    October 19 | Litquake/Litcrawl: Saturday night, reading with the “J.”; 6pm at FourBarrel Coffee, 375 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    2012

    April 25 | Poetry reading to benefit the San Francisco Food Bank – Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, 7pm

    April 20 | Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA

    February 17, 18, 19 | Invited back to speak at the San Francisco Writers Conference

    2011

    December 15 | John Natsoulas Gallery Davis California hosted by Andy Jones of the Poetry and Technology Hour – KDVS, and Brad Henderson

    November 23 | Broken Circles: Poets Writing About Hunger

    October 5 | Launch Party for “Gape-Seed” Uphook Press’s new anthology at The Art House Gallery in Berkley, CA

    September 9, 10, & 11 | Speaking on “Building Your Writers Resume” California Poets in the Schools Symposium, Santa Barbara, CA

    June 26 | The Poetry Hotel is pleased to feature Joan Gelfand for the salon.

    June 6 | NY Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch

    May 14 | Frank Bette Art Center, 1601 Paru, Alameda, CA, 8pm

    May 2 | Reading at Bird and Beckett, 653 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA

    April 11 | Reading at Poets Gallery, Cafe Greco, 423 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    April 6 | Reading at Sunset Poetry, 333 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA, 7 – 9pm

    March 19 | Continent of Light Book Launch Party. Poetry read by contributors with music by bassist Steve Shain. MC: David Madgalene. Free & open to the public. Pelican Art Gallery and Custom Framing Studio. 143 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA. 2:00 – 5:00pm. Contact: David Madgalene. madgalene at sonic.net.

    March 17 | Point Arena – Third Thursday series

    February 28 | Joan Gelfand will be a guest of Blake More on Women’s Voices on KXYX&Z Mendocino County Community Radio (streams live at www.kzyx.org); the show will also be archived on Blake More’s site.

    February 19-20 | Poetry Workshop and Reading, San Francisco Writers Conference Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA

    January 15 | Book signing at Mimosa Champagne Lounge, 2355 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 4 – 6pm

    2010

    December 19 | Reading at Shakti Soulstice at Art House Gallery, 2905 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA

    November 20 | Reading for Fearless Books at the Berkeley Public Library main branch

    November 9 | Book launch for Here and Abroad at Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA

    November 3 | Interview on The Literati Scene with Smoki Bacon

    October 9 | LitCrawl ambush – caveat lector, zeek

    October 5 | Word Painters: SF Public Library: Noe Valley Branch, 7pm Host: Stephen Kopel

    September 28 | Reading at Marin Poetry Center’s Marin Traveling Show

    September 21 | Seminar on Pulitzer Prize winning poets at Town & Country Library

    September 16 | Interview on Alan Hutner Radio

    August 24 | Live Poets TV w/Robin Somers

    May 2 | An Afternoon of Poetry about Mom: Ravenswood Historic Site, 2647 Arroyo Road, Livermore 2-4pm

    April 19 | Café Greco/Columbus/North Beach: Sponsored by “The Poets Gallery” featured reader w/ Mary Hower, Host: Philip Hacker: 7pm

    April 17-18 | Adult Poetry Judge: Pleasanton Poetry, Prose and the Arts Festival

    March 26 | Washington, D.C. Location TBD

    March 13 | Poetry Reading to Benefit Haiti Earthquake Victims – Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA

    March 6 | Collected Works Bookstore: Sante Fe with Kelly Sullivan Walden “I Had the Strangest Dream” 6pm

    February 23 | mysticbablylonpodcast Cable TV Featured reader

    February 12-14 | Poetry Liaison SF Writers Conference, two workshops and “Ask An Ex-pert” panel, www.sfwriters.org

    January 24 | San Pancho, Mexico Location Café del Mar

    January 7 | Cartwheels in the Sky, internet poetry radio show with Blake More.

    2009

    December 13 | Valona Deli, Crockett, CA, 4pm

    October 25 | The Beat Museum

    October 22 | Jewish Community Library

    October 17 | LitCrawl with Zeek Magazine, 7:15pm The Corner Bar

    October 10 | Southern Festival of Books – Nashville, Tennessee

    October 5 | Gallery Cafe, 7pm, Washington & Powell, San Francisco

    September 29 | Marin Poetry Center

    September 20 | Petaluma Poetry Walk

    September 11 | Stories Bookstore, Los Angeles

    September 4 | Poetry and Pizza

    June 3 | Nashville Public Library

    June 21 | Afikomen Books

    June 25 | WOM-BA mini-tour, Books Inc.

    April 16 | WNBA – Author’s Showcase

    April 8 | Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA. Reading with Ann Harleman

    April 1 | Bowery Poetry Club 6pm with Slim Russell

    March 25 | Gallery Bookshop 7pm, 45098 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, with Becky Foust

    March 22 | 4pm NBC Interview with Janice Edwards: Bay Area Vistas

    March 19 | 7:30pm : Avid Reader: Davis, California 617 2nd Street. www.avidreaderbooks.com

    March 12 | Randall Museum Theater/Poetry Series: “Passion Unveiled”, 7pm featured with Stephen Kopel, Jari Bradley & Christopher Bernard; Hosted by Ana Elsner

    March 11 | Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour: KDVS/UC Davis

    March 3 | Poetry Center San Jose, Poetry First! 7pm Art Object Gallery 592 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA

    Feb 16 | Moe’s Books, 7:30pm With Geri Digiorno, 2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA

    Feb 13- 15 | Speaking on “Submission Strategies That Work”, Reading at the 1st Annual Poetry Cafe: San Francisco Writers Conference: Mark Hopkins Hotel Nob Hill

    Feb 4 | Parkplace Books First Wednesday Poetry Series

    Click on these links to view Joan’s schedules and information:

    Events Calendar

    Leave a Reply

    Bio

    Posted on: January 14th, 2014. Filed under: .

    cosmo joan2 Bio

    Joan’s work has been published in national and international publications, including Kalliope, Levure Litteraire, The Toronto Quarterly, and The Chaffin Journal. Readings include Bowery Poetry Club, Southern Festival of Books, Litquake, The Oakland Museum and the NY Public Library. She has been featured on KPIX, NBC, cable TV and over 20 radio stations.

    Joan is the Poetry Editor for the “J,” the Development Chair of the Women’s National Book Association and a member of the National Book Critics Circle.

    Joan’s newest poetry collection is “The Long Blue Room,” Benicia Literary Arts, 2014. Previous books: “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams,” “Here & Abroad,” and “Seeking Center.” Her CD, “Transported,” can be found on iTunes.

    Joan blogs regularly for the Huffington Post and coaches writers.

    EDUCATION

    MFA/Creative Writing – Mills College, 1996

    BA/English/Creative Writing Emphasis – San Francisco State University

    Scene Building with Carol Edgarian and Tom Jenks

    Advanced Fiction with Tom Parker, Ellen Sussman and Karen Bjorneby

    Photography credit: Mark Bennington Headshots

    Leave a Reply

    Bio

    Posted on: January 14th, 2014. Filed under: .

    cosmo joan2 Bio

    Joan’s work has been published in national and international publications, including Kalliope, Levure Litteraire, The Toronto Quarterly, and The Chaffin Journal. Readings include Bowery Poetry Club, Southern Festival of Books, Litquake, The Oakland Museum and the NY Public Library. She has been featured on KPIX, NBC, cable TV and over 20 radio stations.

    Joan is the Poetry Editor for the “J,” the Development Chair of the Women’s National Book Association and a member of the National Book Critics Circle.

    Joan’s newest poetry collection is “The Long Blue Room,” Benicia Literary Arts, 2014. Previous books: “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams,” “Here & Abroad,” and “Seeking Center.” Her CD, “Transported,” can be found on iTunes.

    Joan blogs regularly for the Huffington Post and coaches writers.

    EDUCATION

    MFA/Creative Writing – Mills College, 1996

    BA/English/Creative Writing Emphasis – San Francisco State University

    Scene Building with Carol Edgarian and Tom Jenks

    Advanced Fiction with Tom Parker, Ellen Sussman and Karen Bjorneby

    Photography credit: Mark Bennington Headshots

    Leave a Reply