LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK PARTY: Wondrous Child: The Joys and Challenges of Grandparenting, with editor Lindy Hough and contributors Joanna Biggar and Kitty Hughes Monday, May 14th, 6pm Book Passage || Ferry Plaza San Francisco || www.bookpassage.com Another book on parenting… wait, no, grandparenting? This new collection of essays from and about grandparents gives an interesting new perspective to the art of being a grandparent. Informative and interesting, Wondrous Child: The Joys and Challenges of Grandparenting provides stories with insightful advice on everything grandparent-related.
LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Wild Horses, Wild Dreams: New and Selected Poems 1971-2010 with Lindy Hough Saturday, January 14, 2012 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera || 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com “Through vivid details, Hough gives us snapshots of people—close family and friends, sometimes complete strangers; often the strangers are treated as though they are long lost friends, often those closest to her are seen as if for the first time. As a major poet, Lindy Hough demonstrates that memory, language, and personal history are the true sources of inspiration for contemporary living.” —Cecil Brown, author of I, Stagolee Poets and writers, we hope you will join Berkeley poet Lindy Hough for a sweeping journey through four decades of writing, as she reads poems collected from four earlier books and twenty new poems. Following a trajectory from the early seventies to the present, this New and Selected Poems gives a generous overview of Hough’s intellectual world as it probes themes of inner life reflected in artistic roots and process (including the work of visual artists), spiritual development, materialism and capitalism, and the workings of desire in relationship: love, family, motherhood and children, parents, the individual in the world. Lindy Hough is the author of five books of poetry and non-fiction, including Nuclear Strategy and the Code of the Warrior: Faces of Mars and Shiva in the Crisis of Human Survival, a collection of anti-nuclear pieces, and the upcoming Wondrous Child: The Joys and Challenges of Grandparenting. She cofounded Berkeley’s North Atlantic Books in the mid-seventies, and was Publisher and Editorial Director for many years. She lives in Berkeley, California.