MICHAEL McCLURE & JOHN BRANDI
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
2476 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley CA 94704
JOHN BRANDI is a poet, writer, artist, and author of thirty-eight books of poetry and nonfiction. He will read from his new book, FACING HIGH WATER. From the Himalayas, Angkor Wat, the barrios of Old Havana, the highlands of Chiapas, and the streets of New York, Brandi’s poems lead us toward rapport with the natural world and our own inner landscapes.
“These poems shine with a Taoist sensibility and the wisdom and simplicity of self. John Brandi, as a traveler throughout Asia and the Americas, gives us the artist’s heightened sensitivity and clarity of detail; and poems of rare precision, charm and truth.” — Joanne Kyger, author of About Now
MICHAEL McCLURE is the poet, playright, songwriter, and novelist who first gained fame as one of the five poets who read at the infamous San Francisco Six Gallery reading in 1955. This summer he performed and spoke at the Prague International Writers’ Festival and the Casa della poesia in Salerno, Italy. He’ll be reading from his soon-to-be-published MYSTERIOSOS (from New Directions), and other new poems.