Barbershop Reading Series Still Going Strong

This Saturday, head over to Joe’s Barbershop 2150 Market St (between Church and Sanchez) at 8 pm to listen to some great authors read their latest work.

OSCAR BERMEO is the author of the poetry chapbooks Anywhere Avenue, Palimpsest and Heaven Below. Recent poems appear in BorderSenses, In the Grove and Spindle, among others. Oscar is a BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own), IWL (Intergenerational Writers Lab) and VONA (Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation) poetry fellow. He lives in Oakland with his wife, poeta Barbara Jane Reyes.

BARBARA JANE REYES is an adjunct professor in Philippine Studies at USF. Her work has been published in Asian Pacific American Journal, North American Review, Notre Dame Review, Parthenon West Review, and elsewhere. Barbara is the author of Gravities of Center (Arkipelago, 2003), and Poeta en San Francisco (Tinfish, 2005), which received the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets. Her third book, Diwata, is forthcoming in 2010 from BOA Editions. She reviews small press books by Asian Pacific Islander American authors for Hyphen magazine’s blog.

Also reading will be BRENT FLUTY, a member of the Barbershop Writing Group, a workshop running in conjunction with the Barbershop Reading Series and led by series host Michael McAllister. Brent graduated from University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Geography with focus on Latin American studies. He is a Gardener by profession, who writes in his off time

Our musical guest will be San Francisco-based singer-songwriter TERESE TAYLOR. The Village Voice said of Taylor: “She can veer from lonely backwoods laments to precise, grinding Mission Of Burma-like instrumentals and back. Her music is intuitive and mysterious, filled with personal in-jokes and painful memories, a puzzle that is meant to be felt and experienced, not solved.”


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