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Chris Olander And Will Staple: Out Loud

Event ID: 190143
January 12, 2018
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
The Open Book
671 Maltman Drive
Grass Valley, CA 95945
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Chris Olander and Will Staple: Poetry Reading and Signing

Enjoy an evening of out loud, live, and raw poetry with Will Staple and Chris Olander will read and sign books at 7:30pm on Friday January 12th at the Open Book, 671 Maltman Drive in Grass Valley. This event is free to the public.

Will Staple lives in a kerosene-lit cabin, miles off any paved road, in the northern California foothills. He grew up in Oakland under the shadow of the Beats and attended UC Berkeley during the Free Speech Movement. From 1970 to 1995, Will published over 200 poems infused with the Grand Canyon and mountain forests on the sassy, sexy side of spirituality, filled with a sly humor, condensed form, depth of content, detailing the culture that left the cities in the 1970’s for a more archaic path with a heart. His books include: Passes for Human, Coyote Run, I Hate the Men You Sleep With, The Only Way to Reduce Crime Is to Make Fewer Acts Illegal, Dr. Montoya’s Medicine and The One That Got Away (Six Ft. Swells Press, 2008). His latest collection (in English) is Arrows Go Thru Hearts: Selected Poems: 1970-1995 (Six Ft. Swells Press, 2017).

Chris Olander, a Poet in the Schools since 1984, blends performance techniques with spoken word to create Action Art Poetry: musical image phrasing to dramatize relative experiences–a poetry arising from oral and bardic traditions. In his own words: “I am a sound poet exploring various meanings of words, phrasing and ideas arranged in sound and rhythm patterns.” Chris will be reading from his recent published full-length poetry book River Light published by Matrix Press last October. These poems examine the relationships of humans in the Sierras in regard to the rivers and landscapes and all species and the reverence of water and its beauty and necessity in our lives.

Light refreshments will be available for purchase at the event.

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