Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Urchin to Follow: Book Launch and Readings - Come Join the Fun! -


Davis, CA poet Dorine Jennette is celebrating the publication of her first book of poems, Urchin to Follow. Come join the fun, especially her book launch in the beautiful UC Davis Arboretum on June 1!

Readings and Events 2010:

* May 21: Davis, CA. Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, The Other Voice series, 7:30 PM
* June 1: Davis, CA. LAUNCH! UC Davis Arboretum, Writers in the Garden series, 7 PM on
the Wyatt Deck.
* June TBA: Sacramento, CA. The Urban Hive.
* June 27: Lodi Public Library, CA. Starry Night Reading Series, 2 PM.
* July 26: Sacramento, CA. Sacramento Poetry Center, 7:30 PM.
* October 6: Davis, CA. Poetry Night at Bistro 33. 8 PM.

Readings and Events 2011:
February 8: Modesto, CA. Details TBA.

Praise for Urchin to Follow: "What if Dorothy Parker had been interested in biology? What if Heather McHugh had taken up rock climbing? These are the questions we begin asking as we enter Dorine Jennette’s funny, sly poetic world, inhabited by 'bulge-eyed denizens' and speakers who want to 'make sweetness in the broom closet.' With humor and a searing intelligence, Jennette presents us with her subjects: the natural world and the postmodern condition. If, as Jennette says, the body is 'a bureaucrat commanding a war,' the poems in this collection command a fiesta: a jazzy musical party, stippled with bats, trees, and insects. Each poem is a linguistic piƱata that rains its sweet candy down onto the grass at our feet." --Connie Voisine, author of Rare High Meadow of Which I Might Dream.

Dorine Jennette's poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in journals such as Puerto del Sol, the Journal, Ninth Letter, Coconut, Court Green, the Los Angeles Review, and the Georgia Review. Originally from Seattle, she earned her MFA from New Mexico State University and her PhD from the University of Georgia. She lives in Davis, California.

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