Scarlet Tanager Books presents Red Indian Road West

Saturday Jan 09 2016   5:00 PM
Heyday  1633 University Ave., Berkeley, CA  map

Heyday is proud to host the launch party for Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California, a poetry anthology published by Scarlet Tanager Books. Edited by Kurt Schweigman and Lucille Lang Day with an introduction by James Luna, Red Indian Road West contains the work of 31 poets from 29 tribes and is the first poetry anthology encompassing the entire range of Native American experience in California. There will be a reading by contributors and short remarks by the editors. Refreshments will be served.

Free and open to the public; email for more information or to RSVP (required by Jan 4).

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.