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

2019 Winter/Spring Events:


Lucille Lang Day, Nanette Deetz,
Alison Hart, Dave Holt and Linda Noel
RED INDIAN ROAD WEST: NATIVE AMERICAN POETRY
FROM CALIFORNIA
Saturday, Jan. 12, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Frank Bette Center for the Arts
1601 Paru Street
Alameda, CA 94501
FREE
Open mic follows.
Host: Jeanne Lupton, Jeany98@aol.com

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

Lucille Lang Day, Dane Cervine, Susan Glass,
Jennifer Lagier and Erin Redfern
FIRE AND RAIN: ECOPOETRY OF CALIFORNIA
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Bookshop Santa Cruz
1520 Pacific Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
FREE
More information: Event Listing

Lucille Lang Day and Ruth Nolan
Editors of Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California
UC RIVERSIDE WRITERS WEEK CONFERENCE
Friday, Feb. 15, 2:00 p.m.
UC Riverside
CHASS Interdisciplinary Building-South
Screening Room 1128
Riverside, CA
FREE
More information: Writers Week Schedule

Lucille Lang Day and Scott Edward Anderson
POETRY FLASH SERIES
Thursday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.
Moe’s Books
2476 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, CA
FREE
More information: Moe’s Books

Lucille Lang Day, Rafael Jesus Gonzalez, Susan Gubernat,
Nellie Hill and Andrena Zawinski
DISTINGUISHED WRITERS SERIES
Presents FIRE AND RAIN: ECOPOETRY OF CALIFORNIA
Tuesday, March 19, 6:00 p.m.
California State University East Bay
University Library, Bella Room
25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard
Hayward, CA
FREE
Host: Professor Steve Gutierrez, steve.gutierrez@csueastbay.edu

Lucille Lang Day and Amy Glynn
FOURTH FRIDAY FORMAL
Friday, March 22, 7:00 p.m.
St. Alban’s Epicopal Church
1501 Washington Ave.
Albany, CA 94706
FREE
More information: Fourth Friday Formal

Lucille Lang Day, Ruth Nolan, and Contributors
FIRE AND RAIN: ECOPOETRY OF CALIFORNIA
Thursday, March 28, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Black Hat Books
2831 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR
FREE
More information: Literary Portland

Lucille Lang Day, Ruth Nolan, and Contributors
Reception Celebrating
FIRE AND RAIN: ECOPOETRY OF CALIFORNIA
Friday, March 29, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Portland DoubleTree Hotel
Morrison Room, Level 1
Portland, OR
FREE
Open to the public.
More information: AWP Conference Schedule

Lucille Lang Day, Brenda Hillman, Rachel Dacus, Dave Holt,
Cynthia Leslie-Bole and Naomi Ruth Lowinsky
FIRE AND RAIN: ECOPOETRY OF CALIFORNIA
Tuesday, April 2, 7:00 p.m.
Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
FREE
Refreshments will be served.
More information: Lafayette Library Calendar

Lucille Lang Day, James Cagney, George Korolog
and Sara McAulay
PANDEMONIUM PRESS PRESENTS
APRIL IN PARIS: SPRINGTIME IN BLOSSOM
Wednesday, April 3, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster St.
Oakland, CA
FREE
Open mic follows.
More information: Pandemonium Press Presents

Lucille Lang Day, Diane Frank, Joan Gelfand, Ken Haas, CC Hart, Eileen Malone,
Kathleen McClung, Evelyn Posamentier, Susan Terris and Arin Vasquez
FIRE AND RAIN: ECOPOETRY OF CALIFORNIA
Sunday, April 14, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Bird & Beckett Books & Records
653 Chenery St.
San Francisco, CA 94131
FREE
More information: Bird & Beckett Calendar

Lucille Lang Day, Deborah Fass, Susan Glass,
Ellaraine Lockie, Erin Redfern and Joyce Schmid
FIRE AND RAIN: ECOPOETRY OF CALIFORNIA
Monday, April 22, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
West Valley College
Language Arts, Room 50
14000 Fruitvale Ave.
Saratoga, CA
FREE

Lucille Lang Day, Chris Olander and Ruth Nolan
Workshop: ECOPOETICS AND THE ART OF EMPATHY
Saturday, April 27, 2:25 to 3:25 p.m.
SIERRA POETRY FESTIVAL
Sierra College – Grass Valley Campus
250 Sierra College Dr.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Festival Registration required.
More information: Sierra Poetry Festival

Lucille Lang Day and Ruth Nolan
FIRE AND RAIN: ECOPOETRY OF CALIFORNIA
Saturday, April 27, 4:20 to 4:45 p.m.
SIERRA POETRY FESTIVAL
Mainstage
Sierra College – Grass Valley Campus
250 Sierra College Dr.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Festival Registration required.
More information: Sierra Poetry Festival

Lucille Lang Day, Ruth Nolan, Stephen Meadows,
Chris Olander and Kirk Lumpkin
FIRE AND RAIN: ECOPOETRY OF CALIFORNIA
Sunday, April 28, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Poetry of the Sierra Foothils
Caffe Santoro
493 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Diamond Springs, CA 95619
FREE
Open mic follows.
Host: Lara Gularte, larag@aol.com

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