Sunday, January 24, 2016

January 2016 Poetry at Florey's!

Florey's Books invites you to our ongoing poetry event.

***Saturday, January 30th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are: John Landry and Robbie Sugg. The featured poets will be followed by an open mic period. Open mic sign-up is first come, first served. This event is open to the public and free of charge. You are welcome to bring a snack or beverage to share.

About the features:


John Landry has survived as a shellfisher, factory worker, warehouseman, homeless advocate, civil-disobedient, librarian, and teacher. His book quién va a podar los ciruelos cuando me vaya/who will prune the plum tree when i'm gone (2010) was published by Editorial Cuneta in Santiago, Chile. In the shadow and light of Melville and Douglass, he served his hometown of New Bedford, Massachusetts as poet laureate He was a contributing editor for the 50th anniversary anthology of San Francisco's historic Beatitude.. His work has appeared in Amerarcana, Istanbul Literary Review, Caesura, Cape Cod Poetry Review, El Tecolote, , Generación, Azolotl. North Coast Poetry Review. He read his work at the Library of Congress, at the invitation of Gwendolyn Brooks. His next books are to be titled anthropocene debris and Not Less Than One.


Robbie Sugg was born in Berkeley, California in 1987. After spending his childhood in a commune in the hills above Lafayette, California, he was later raised in Concord, and came of age in San Francisco. His interest in Japanese culture led him to Kyoto, Japan where he lived for the Autumn of 2006. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking with a minor in Japanese, from San José State University. His artwork has been exhibited throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as in New York City, Massachusetts, and England. His poetry has appeared in journals in the United States and in India, including Elohi Gadugi, Caesura, The Café Review, Cape Cod Poetry Review, The Newport Review, Flying Fish, Earthen Lamp, and others. His first book, Koccha and Other Poems, was published in the Spring of 2014 by DaysEye Press. He is currently based in downtown San José, California.


We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, January 30th, 7:30-9:30pm***


Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)