BOOK RELEASE PARTY: "Things I Say to Pirates on Nights When I Miss You"
“Things I Say to Pirates on Nights When I Miss You” by Keely Hyslop “ rescues Pirate Anne Bonny as female warrior and instigator of this robust collection of poems. Like her muse, the speaker in these poems is ferocious, eccentric, wild, and uncontained. Yet, one encounters a measured yet nourishing and questing intelligence in love with language and song. This is the book we’ve been waiting for featuring a woman not afraid of the adventures of the mind nor the open seas of the heart.”
– Major Jackson
$12 Donation for admission (the cost of your copy of the book!)
Featuring music by steampunk-inspired cellist-singer-songwriter, Unwoman! Sample here music here!
Liz Green, Lambda Literary Fellow and former Poetry Slam Champion of San Francisco will be preforming as the opening reader for the evening. Sample her work here!
There will be a PIRATECOSTUME CONTEST with a surprise piratical prize for the first place winner, so if it pleases you, mateys, please come in pirate garb!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Keely Hyslop was born in California’s San Joaquin Valley. She left the asparagus fields and Tule fog to study at University of California, San Diego; and then left the naval bases and sunny beaches to return to Northern California to get her MFA at San Francisco State University. She currently lives in the Bay Area with her loving partner and their two malicious cats, Yoshimi and Dexter. Her publications include 400 Words, sPARKLE & bLINK, Forth Magazine, Poecology, Weave Magazine, Conversations at the Wartime Cafe, and others.
ABOUT THE MICHAEL RUBIN BOOK AWARD
Each year, Fourteen Hills Press publishes the winner of The Michael Rubin Book Award. Alternating years between poetry and fiction, manuscripts are gathered in an open competition and read by an independent judge. The winner must be a student enrolled at SFSU whose work shows exceptional accomplishment and promise. The 2011 Michael Rubin Book, a collection of poetry entitled “Things I Say to Pirates on Nights When I Miss You”, was selected by writer Major Jackson.