Events


photo-seeandhearLucy has read her work at many colleges, cafés, galleries, bookstores, conferences, and other venues and events in the U.S. and Canada, such as Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Biennial Conference, University of Victoria, British Columbia; Cody’s Books, Berkeley, CA; California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA; Cornelia Street Café, New York, NY; Diesel: A Bookstore, Oakland, CA: Food for Thought Books, Amherst, MA; Kensington Row Bookshop, Kensington, MD; Mechanics’ Institute Library, San Francisco, CA; Midnight Special Bookstore, Santa Monica, CA; Pierre Menard Gallery, Cambridge, MA; Sacramento Poetry Center, California, CA; San Francisco State University, CA; the University of Maine, Fort Kent, ME; Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival, Berkeley, CA; and Wine & Words, Livermore, CA.  In 2004 and 2010 she read in the Poetry at Noon Series at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

 

Links:


Video

Peter Crooks of Diablo magazine interviews Lucille Lang Day for GET LIT, Walnut Creek TV, March 2013

Reading on Poetry TV with John Rhodes and Clara Hsu, June 20, 2010

Reading at the Berkeley Poetry Festival, June 5, 2010

Audio

“Three Omens,” decomP magazinE

Five poems from The Book of Answers

A Novel Idea, KRCB-FM, Suzanne Lang interviews Lucille Lang Day and Jean Wong, February 9, 2014

A Novel Idea, KRCB-FM, Suzanne Lang interviews Richard Michael Levine
and Lucille Lang Day, February 7, 2016

Out of Our Minds, KKUP-FM, Rachelle Escamilla interviews Lucille Lang Day
and Dave Holt, April 20, 2016

Word Temple, KRCB-FM, tribute to Adelle Foley and interview with Lucille Lang Day, by Katherine Hastings, July 17, 2016

2017 Summer/Fall Events:


Lucille Lang Day, Susannah Carlson, Cassandra Dallet,
Nancy Davenport, Roy Mash, Andrew Sano, Norma Smith,
Sandra Wassilie and Laura Zink
With original music by Michael Crabtree and Steven Kacsmar
ROLLING WRITERS DEATH
Saturday, June 24, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Host: Jon Sindell, jsind@sbcglobal.net

Lucille Lang Day, Richard Michael Levine, Dave Holt,
Kirston Koths, Patricia Nelson, Deborah Ruth
MARIN POETRY CENTER SUMMER TRAVELING SHOW
Tuesday, July 11, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Berkeley Library North Branch
1170 The Alameda
Berkeley, CA
Hosts: Jack Bauer and Meryl Natchez, meryl.natchez@gmail.com

Lucille Lang Day, Nanette Bradley Deetz,
Alison Hart, Dave Holt and Linda Noel
Contributors to RED INDIAN ROAD WEST:
NATIVE AMERICAN POETRY FROM CALIFORNIA
Friday, August 18, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Klamath River Book Nook
170 Klamath Blvd.
Klamath, CA
Host: Abby Abinanti

Lucille Lang Day
Author of THE RAINBOW ZOO and CHAIN LETTER
Sunday, August 27, 11:00 a.m.
Children’s Story Time
A Great Good Place for Books
6120 La Salle Ave.
Oakland, CA
More information: A Great Good Place for Books

Richard Michael Levine, Kurt Schweigman,
Judy Wells and Andrena Zawinski
BEAST CRAWL PRESENTS SCARLET TANAGER BOOKS:
WRITING THAT SOARS
Saturday, Sept. 2, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Sweet Bar Bakery
2355 Broadway
Oakland, CA
Curator: Lucille Lang Day
More information: Beast Crawl

Lucille Lang Day and Richard Michael Levine
READING POETRY AND FICTION
Saturday, Sept. 23, 3:00 p.m.
Wellfleet Public Library
55 West Main St.
Wellfleet, MA
Host: Jennifer Wertkin, jennifer.wertkin@wellfleet-ma.gov

Lucille Lang Day and Richard Michael Levine
READING POETRY AND FICTION
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 7:00 p.m.
Kensington Row Bookshop
3786 Howard Ave.
Kensington, MD
Host: Judy McCombs, j1260@earthlink.net

Color of the Universe

The universe is really beige. Get used to it.

John Noble Wilford
The New York Times

For Richard

I can’t believe the universe is tan,
Not red or green or lavender or blue.
I feel carnelian when you take my hand—

Not beige like lima beans from a can,
But a splendid, electrifying hue.
I can’t believe the universe is tan.

Rose and gold are what I understand
When I think of waking up each day with you.
I feel carnelian when I take your hand,

And like the universe my love expands,
Surrounding us with turquoise and chartreuse.
Can you believe the universe is tan,

A color desolate as lunar sand
And homely as a peanut or cashew?
I feel carnelian when we’re hand in hand,

Listening to Perahia play Chopin.
The stars all turn cerulean on cue.
I don’t care if the universe is tan:
I feel carnelian as you take my hand.

— Lucille Lang Day



From The Curvature of Blue,
first published in Blue Unicorn