LEFT COAST WRITERS FERRY PLAZA BOOK PARTY: Charles and Gail Rudd Entrekin, Authors of The Art of Healing
It’s the perfect reading for the holidays. Come to an evening that focuses on fine poetry and its ability to bring clarity, comfort and maybe even a cure for what ails you.
“Poets Gail Rudd Entrekin and Charles Entrekin have navigated Charles’s lymphocytic leukemia for years. Heeding Rumi’s counsel that love turns all pain to medicine, they’ve used their craft to transform fear into curiosity, confusion into inviting mystery, and discomfort into gratitude. Any patient or caregiver faced with a serious illness will benefit from Gail’s and Charles’ healing observations.”
—Jeff Kane, MD (Author – Healing the Heart of Healthcare: How Doctors and Patients Can Cure our Sick System)
For 24 years, Charles Entrekin was the managing editor of The Berkeley Poets Cooperative andThe Berkeley Poets Workshop & Press. The story of the Berkeley Poets Workshop & Press was written up as the cover story in the August 29, 1976 issue of the New York Times Magazine.
Charles is currently the Managing Editor of Hip Pocket Press (www.hippocketpress.com)and Co-Editor of the ezine Sisyphus.
He is the author of: (Ed.) Berkeley Poets Cooperative: A History of the Times (Hip Pocket Press, 2013); Listening: New and Selected Work (Poetic Matrix Press, 2010); a novel, Red Mountain, Birmingham, Alabama, 1965 (El Leon Literary Arts, 2008); poetry collections, In This Hour (BPW&P, 1990); Casting For The Cutthroat & Other Poems (BPW&P, 1986); Casting For The Cutthroat (Thunder City Press, 1978); All Pieces Of A Legacy, (BPW&P, 1975)
He is the father of five children and lives in the Bay Area with his wife, poet Gail Rudd Entrekin.
Gail Rudd Entrekin is a poet, editor, publisher, teacher, quilt maker and hiker. Books of her poems include John Danced(1988), You Notice the Body (1998) and Change (Will Do You Good) (2005), which was nominated for the Northern California Book Award. Her newest collection of poems, Rearrangement of the Invisible, was published August 1, 2012. Her poems have been widely published in poetry magazines and anthologies. She is co-publisher and Poetry Editor of Hip Pocket Press, where she served as Editor of the 2002 anthology Sierra Songs & Descants: Poetry & Prose of the Sierra and the 2007 anthology, Yuba Flows. She is Editor of the on-line literary magazine of the environment, Canary, founded in 2007. She has taught English and Creative Writing in California community colleges for 25 years, most recently at Sierra College in Grass Valley, and for many years she has taught poetry to kids through California Poets in the Schools. She currently serves as Director of the Entrekin Foundation, a funder of non-profit programs for the endangered environment, children, and the arts.