Poetry Flash Pays Tribute to Chana Bloch

EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is excited to welcome back Poetry Flash for a special tribute reading to Chana Bloch by six members of her close knit Writing Group. This is a celebration of her posthumous book of poems, The Moon Is Almost Full.

Chana Bloch was a poet, translator, and teacher for many years at Mills College. She was much beloved in the Bay Area and beyond. 

The readers from her Writing Group will be:

  • Poet and translator Dan Bellm, whose most recent book of poems is Deep Well.
  • Poet and translator Jeanne Foster’s most recent book of poems is Goodbye, Silver Sister. She is professor of English and Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga.
  • Poet, memoirist, critic, and teacher Sandra Gilbert, among whose recent books of poems is Belongings.
  • Former Canadian diplomat, poet, political thinker, and memoirist Peter Dale Scott, among whose books of poems is Coming to Jakarta: A Poem about Terror.
  • Poet, teacher, editor, and founding member of Saint Mary’s College of California MFA program Phyllis Stowell, among whose books of poems is Sundered.
  • Poet, critic, and teacher Alan Williamson’s most recent poetry collection is A Pattern More Complicated: New and Selected Poems.