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 Mystic Babylon: San Francisco Poetry Podcast/TV,
Hosted by John Rhodes, June 20, 2010

Reading at the Berkeley Poetry Festival, June 5, 2010

Reading at Diesel: A Bookstore, Oakland, California, August 2, 2009

Poetry Video by Richard Schiff, Lucille Lang Day reads her poem “When Palm Shadows Dance on the Pavement, Which One Keeps the Beat?”

Audio

“The Change,” Berkeley Poets Workshop and Press

Reading of “Reject Jell-O” by Garrison Keillor, The Writer’s Almanac, July 25, 2005

2017 Winter/Spring Events:


Lucille Lang Day, Chana Bloch, Sandra Gilbert
and Kathleen Winter
FAR OUT: POEMS OF THE ’60s
Sunday, Jan. 29, 3:00 p.m.
Poetry Flash Series
Diesel, A Bookstore
5433 College Ave.
Oakland, CA
Hosts: Joyce Jenkins and Richard Silberg
More information: Poetry Flash

Lucille Lang Day and Other Contributors
Thursday, Feb. 9, 10:30 a.m.
AWP READING: NAUGATUCK RIVER REVIEW NARRATIVE POETS
Cody D. Todd Memorial Stage
Exhibit Halls D & E
Convention Center, Level Two
Washington, DC
Host: Lori Desrosiers, naugatuckriver@aol.com

Lucille Lang Day, Wendy Barker, Diane Lockward,
Bryce Milligan and Claire Ortalda
Thursday, Feb. 9, 4:30 p.m.
AWP PANEL: THE INDEPENDENT PRESS ANTHOLOGY
Supreme Court, Meeting Level Four
Marriott Marquis
Washington, DC
Moderator: Lucille Lang Day, info@scarlettanager.com

Lucille Lang Day and Other Contributors
Friday, Feb. 10, 7:00 p.m.
AWP OFFSITE, PRE-PUBLICATION ANTHOLOGY READING:
NUCLEAR IMPACT: BROKEN ATOMS IN OUR HANDS
Renaissance Washington, DC, Downtown Hotel
999 9th St. NW
Washington, DC
Host: Teresa Mei Chuc, shabdapress@yahoo.com

Lucille Lang Day, Stewart Florsheim,
Diane Frank and Naomi Ruth Lowinsky Reading Poetry
Erik Ievins and Diane Frank on Cello
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 7:30 p.m.
WORDS AND MUSIC
Temple Sinai, Chapel
2808 Summit St.
Oakland, CA
Host: Richard Silberg
Coordinator: Stewart Florsheim, stewartflorsheim@gmail.com

Lucille Lang Day, Heather Bourbeau, Sharon Coleman,
Miriam Bird Greenberg, Richard Jarrette, Paul Lobo Portuges
and Aline Soules
NUCLEAR IMPACT ANTHOLOGY READING
Friday, April 21, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Alley Cat Books
3036 24th St.
San Francisco, CA
Host: Alexandra Kostoulas, inkwellreadings.sf@gmail.com

Lucille Lang Day, Kurt Schweigman, Stephen Meadows,
Linda Noel and Kim Shuck
With Mignon Geli on the native wood flute
HONORING EARTH DAY
Poets read their work from Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California
Saturday, April 22, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Berkeley Public Library
Community Meeting Room, 3rd Floor
2090 Kittredge St.
Berkeley, CA
Host: Kirk Lumpkin
More information: Berkeley Public Library Events

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