Poetry for Leonard Peltier

Thursday Feb 06 2014   7:00 PM
The Emerald Tablet  80 Fresno St., San Francisco, CA  map

The evening marks the 38th anniversary of American Indian political prisoner Peltier’s unjust imprisonment. Come out for great poetry and support the cause to help Free Leonard. The evening will include poets Jack Hirschman, Anne Leonard, Kim Shuck (Goral/Tsalagi), Stephen Meadows (Ohlone and author of Releasing the Days), and Lucille Lang Day (Wampanoag and author of Married at Fourteen). No donations will be accepted; a petition letter for executive clemency will be made available. Luke Warm Water (Lakota) will MC the event and read Leonard’s poetry.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit emtab.org/poetry-for-peltier-feb-06-2014.

Stephen Meadows is a Californian of pioneer and Ohlone Indian descent. He earned degrees from San Francisco State University and UC Santa Cruz, where he worked under National Book Award winner Lucille Clifton. His poems have appeared in anthologies and journals nationwide, and one graces a bronze plaque in San Francisco. A twenty-year veteran of public radio  and a former West Point cadet, Meadows now lives with his family in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.
Lucille Lang DayLucille Lang Day's memoir, Married at Fourteen: A True Story (Heyday, 2012) received a PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award and was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award in Creative Nonfiction. She has published creative nonfiction in The Hudson Review, the Istanbul Literary Review, Passages North, the River Oak Review, the Willow Review, and many other journals. She is the recipient of the Willow Review Award in Creative Nonfiction and a Notable Essay citation in Best American Essays. She is also the author of a children’s book, Chain Letter, and ten poetry collections and chapbooks, including The Curvature of Blue, Infinities, and The Book of Answers. Her first poetry collection, Self-Portrait with Hand Microscope, received the Joseph Henry Jackson Award. She received an M.A. in English and an M.F.A. in creative writing at San Francisco State University, and also an M.A. in zoology and a Ph.D. in science and mathematics education at the University of California, Berkeley. The founder and director of a small press, Scarlet Tanager Books, she also served for seventeen years as the director of the Hall of Health, an interactive children’s museum in Berkeley.