Saturday, December 12th | 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Registrants will be sent a zoom link upon registration. Click here to register.
Read and discuss a book of poems with others who appreciate poetry and would like to take a closer look at form, structure, and craft. Discussions will be lively and interactive, and participants will have a chance to share thoughts and ask questions. Come prepared to read favorite poems, lines, and passages from the book aloud.
December Selection: Thea Matthews' Unearth [The Flowers]
Discussion led by Yeva Johnson
An electrifying letter to family, country, and self, Unearth [The Flowers] is an essential collection, relentless in its journey through stages of grief and healing while celebrating life. Each poem is an anthem for resiliency, a testament to survival, a triumph over the stigmatized terror that pervades the everyday. Bay-Area-native Thea Matthews's first full-length collection of poetry details a mind, body, and flower at the intersection of the personal and the political.
Born and raised in San Francisco, California, Thea Matthews is a queer black feminist activist, poet, educator, and author. She is AfroLatinx with Black, Indigenous, Mexican blood who writes on the complexities of humanity, grief, and resiliency.
Yeva Johnson, a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet, musician and physician, whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Bellingham Review, Femme Literati: Mixtape 2, Genre: Urban Arts’ House Anthology No. 2, Sinister Wisdom, and elsewhere, explores interlocking caste systems and the possibilities for human connection. Yeva is a past Artist-in- Residence for Show Us Your Spines sponsored by RADAR Productions and the San Francisco Public Library, serves on the Board of the Marin Poetry Center, and is a poet in QTPOC4SHO, a small and sustaining artists’ collective in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Library is making copies of the book available to registrants. Please follow the information in the the registration process to request a Library copy. Books are also available for purchase in person and via mail from Pt. Reyes Books. Order online from Point Reyes Bookstore for shipping or in-store pick-up, or drop in during browsing hours: https://www.ptreyesbooks.com/.
In collaboration with Marin Poetry Center and Pt. Reyes Books.