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 Winter/Spring Events:


Lucille Lang Day and Angela James
SACRAMENTO POETRY CENTER
Monday, January 22, 7:30 p.m.
1719 25th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
FREE
Open mic follows.
Host: Tim Kahl, tnklbnny@comcast.net

Lucille Lang Day, Dave Holt, Linda Noel
and Geogiana Valoyce-Sanchez
NATIVE PEOPLE, PLANTS, POETRY: A CELEBRATION
Presented by California Native Plant Society
Thursday, February 1, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Atlanta and Boston Room
Los Angeles Airport Marriott
5855 W. Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
FREE
Open mic follows.
More information: Native People, Plants, Poetry

Lucille Lang Day and Dave Holt
THE HOW, THE WHY: ANTHOLOGY PUBLISHING
Sunday, February 4, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
1888 Center
115 North Orange Street
Orange, CA 92866
Admission $5.00 to $9.00
More information: 1888 Center

Lucille Lang Day, Susan Cohen, Miriam Bird Greenberg,
Judy Halebsky, Elizabeth C. Herron, Mary Mackey,
Connie Post, Julia Vose, Laura Walker and Kathleen Winter
KNOW ME HERE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF POETRY BY WOMEN
Sunday, February 18, 3;00 p.m.
Poetry Flash Series
East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Ave.
Oakland, CA
FREE
More information: Poetry Flash

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