East Meets West Party!
Book Launch for two fantastic poetry books
Reading followed by Party at Claire and Floyd’s!
Local Gems Poetry Press
A Simple Blues with a Few Intangibles
Art House Gallery & Cultural Center
2905 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley CA 94705
Saturday, August 20th, 2016
3 to 5 pm
(Doors open 2:30)
Donation $5 to $10
Please support this fine venue that features musicians, poets and the best of 60s art!
Food, drink and general partying till all hours afterward.
George Wallace is author of 30 chapbooks of poetry, writer in residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace, editor of poetrybay.com, and 2015-16 laureate of the National Beat Poetry Festival. A prominent member of the NYC performance scene, he maintains an international schedule of tour dates and has appeared with Levon Helm, Joan Baez, Thurston Moore, and Rock n Roll Hall of Fame folksinger Donovan. A Simple Blues with a Few Intangibles was named a top 10 summer poetry reading choice by the Huffington Post. Writes Oklahoma poet laureate Ben Myers, “American poets rarely get this close to the spirit of the European avante-garde.”
Floyd Salas is the award-winning author of nine books. He was 2002-2003 Regent’s Lecturer at University of California, Berkeley and a staff writer for the NBC drama series, Kingpin. His first novel, Tattoo the Wicked Cross earned a place on the San Francisco Chronicle’s Western 100 List of Best 20th Century Fiction and also, along with Buffalo Nickel, is featured in Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature. Highrunning Heart features new work along with many of his famous kick-ass poems from the 1960s gathered together in book form for the first time. Two-time California poet laureate Al Young writes of Highrunning Heart, “A superb storyteller whose language is poetry, Salas sings in full voice and always on-key.”