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

2018 Summer/Fall Events:


Lucille Lang Day, Nanette Deetz,
Alison Hart, Dave Holt and Linda Noel
MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
Anthology of Native Poets Reading
Sunday, June 24, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
2200 Novato Blvd.
Novato, CA
FREE
Call to reserve a seat: (415) 897-4064
More information: Museum of the American Indian

Lucille Lang Day and Other Contributors
SAN FRANCISCO PEACE AND HOPE
Sunday, July 1, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Arise Gallery
678 Portola Dr.
San Francisco, CA
FREE
Host: Elizabeth Hack, peaceandhope@gmail.com

Lucille Lang Day, James Cagney,
MK Chavez and Susan Gubernat
Pandemonium Press Presents
POETRY OF WITNESS
Wednesday, July 11, 7:00 p.m.
Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster St.
Oakland, CA
FREE
Open mic follows.
Curator: Leila Rae, pandemoniumpress@gmail.com

Lucille Lang Day, Richard Michael Levine,
Claire Baker, Jeanne Rana and Larry Ruth
MARIN POETRY CENTER SUMMER TRAVELING SHOW
Saturday, August 11, 2:30 p.m.
Berkeley Public Library, North Branch
1170 The Alameda
Berkeley, CA
FREE
Host: Meryl Natchez, meryl.natchez@gmail.com

Lucille Lang Day and Ruth Nolan launch their anthology
FIRE AND RAIN: ECOPOETRY OF CALIFORNIA
with contributors Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, J.C. Olander,
Robert Coats, Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Joan Gelfand, Kirk Lumpkin
and other poets at
WATERSHED ENVIRONMENTAL POETRY FESTIVAL
Saturday, Oct. 13, noon to 4:30 p.m.
Civic Center Park, Martin Luther King, Jr. Way at Center St.
Berkeley, CA
FREE
Sponsored by Poetry Flash
More information: Watershed 2018

Lucille Lang Day, Ruth Nolan, Susan Cohen, Dave Holt,
and Jack Foley with Sangye Land
FIRE AND RAIN: ECOPOETRY OF CALIFORNIA
at LIT CRAWL SF
Saturday, Oct. 20, 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Needles and Pens
1173 Valencia
San Francisco, CA 94110
FREE
More information: Litquake SF

Lucille Lang Day, Ruth Nolan, and Anthology Contributors
A Reception and Celebration for
FIRE AND RAIN: ECOPOETRY OF CALIFORNIA
Sunday, Oct. 21, 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Art House Gallery
2905 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
FREE
More information: info@scarlettanager.com

Lucille Lang Day, Maureen Eppstein,
Harriet Gleeson and Kirk Lumpkin
FIRE AND RAIN: ECOPOETRY OF CALIFORNIA
Friday, Nov. 30, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Gallery Bookshop
Corner of Main and Kasten
Mendocino, CA 95460
FREE
More information: Gallery Bookshop

Lucille Lang Day, Mary Mackey and Andrena Zawinski
Music by Julia Carrasquero
BRITT-MARIE’S SECOND SUNDAY POETRY
Sunday, Dec. 9, 3:30 p.m.
1369 Solano Ave.
Albany, CA
FREE
Host: Barb Reynolds, barbreynoldswrap5@gmail.com

Joshua McKinney, Susan Kelly-DeWitt,
Stephen Meadows and J.C. Olander
FIRE AND RAIN: ECOPOETRY OF CALIFORNIA
Sunday, Dec. 16, 2:00 p.m.
Davis Arts Center
1919 F St. (at Covell)
Davis, CA 95616
FREE
Host: James Lee Jobe, jamesleejobe@gmail.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