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.




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


“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

2019 Winter/Spring Events:

Lucille Lang Day, Nanette Deetz,
Alison Hart, Dave Holt and Linda Noel
Saturday, Jan. 12, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Frank Bette Center for the Arts
1601 Paru Street
Alameda, CA 94501
Open mic follows.
Host: Jeanne Lupton,

Lucille Lang Day, Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Terry Glass,
Tobey Hiller, Stephanie Noble and Patti Trimble
Sunday, Jan. 27, 4:00 p.m.
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
More information: Book Passage

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