John Landry joins San Francisco Poet Marina Lazzara at Baker Books, 6/19

This just in!

New Bedford’s Poet Laureate and WCR founder John Landry, who has been traveling, writing, and speaking around the world during the past year (well, actually, all of his life) – will be in town this weekend and will join San Francisco poet Marina Lazzara for a reading on Saturday night at Baker Books. The updated press release is below – this should be a great reading. Hope to see you there!

-Maggie

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Massachusetts (June 18, 2010) – On Saturday, June 19th, Whaling City Review LIVE and Baker Books welcome poets Marina Lazzara and John Landry. The reading will take place at 7:00 PM in Baker Books’ Bean & Leaf Café, and will be followed by an open mic.


John Landry was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts. His work has appeared recently in Amerarcana: the Bird & Beckett Review. He was contributing editor for New College Review and the Beatitude 50th anniversary anthology. He has survived as a teacher, factory-worker, dishwasher, librarian, scallop-shucker, quahogger, and civil disobedient in Washington, D.C., Austin Texas, San Francisco, Fulda Germany, and the islands of Maui Hawai’i and Patmos Greece. He will read from his most recent book, from Editorial Cuneta in Santiago Chile: quién va a podar los ciruelos cuando me vaya / who will prune the plum tree when i’m gone.

Marina Lazzara was raised in Easton, Pennsylvania where the Lehigh River falls into the Delaware. She received a BA from Old Dominion University and an MA in Poetics from the New College of California, where she studied with poets Gloria Frym and David Meltzer. She has published a chapbook, THE BACKDROP LINE, and poems in several publications including Processed World, Big Bridge, Fence and Amerarcana: the Bird and Beckett Review. Whenever possible, she compiles the eco-poetic newspaper Plastic Ocean. She works with the homeless by day and by night is a guitarist & vocalist for the psychedelic-rock band The Rabbles. Marina lives in San Francisco with musician, J. Lee, and their daughter, Maizie Jade.

Baker Books is an independent bookstore located at 69 State Rd. in North Dartmouth. For more information, visit http://www.bakerbooks.net or call (508) 997-6700.

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