Monthly Archives: January 2009


I created a group on Facebook for the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference.  If you are a past participant, a faculty member, or someone who hopes to attend the conference someday, please go and join!  I put up a few photos … Continue reading

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Glenn Goldman

So sorry to hear this.  From Book Soup, an announcement of the death of the store’s founder, Glenn Goldman: We are proud to honor his memory by doing the thing he loved most: selling good books to good people. LA … Continue reading

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January at the Hammer

The Hammer Museum features Frank Bidart, Jim Shepard, David Lehman, and Sven Birkerts in January.  First up is Frank Bidart on January 15 at 7 P.M.  I remember the first time I heard him read–around 1990, in the Sunset Canyon … Continue reading

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Poetry Faculty 2009

The poetry faculty of the 2009 Napa Valley Writers’ Conference will be: Jane Hirshfield (our every-other-year headliner and treasured F.O.C.–Friend of the Conference) Elizabeth Alexander (taught brilliantly for us in 2007) Carl Dennis (for the first time ever!) David St. … Continue reading

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Inaugural Poet

It’s not news anymore that the wonderful Elizabeth Alexander will read a poem at Barack Obama’s inauguration on January 20.  But today the New York Times has the scoop on what the inaugural poet will wear: an ensemble by a … Continue reading

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