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Horowitz, Priester to perform at Auburn's Poetry at The Station Bistro

David D. Horowitz - Courtesy photo
David D. Horowitz
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Poetry at The Station Bistro presents the works of David D. Horowitz and Nashira Priester on Monday, Dec. 3.

The program is from 7-9 p.m. at the Bistro, 110 Second St. SW, No. 125, one block south of West Main Street, on the east side of the Auburn Transit Center.

Coffee and conversation follow readings. It is an open mic opportunity. The public is invited.

About the poets

David D. Horowitz founded and manages Rose Alley Press. His most recent poetry collections, published by Rose Alley, are "Sky Above the Temple" and "Stars Beyond the Battlesmoke". His poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals, including The Lyric, Candelabrum, The New Formalist, The Smoking Poet, and Exterminating Angel. David has edited and published two Northwest poetry anthologies: "Limbs of the Pine", "Peaks of the Range" and "Many Trails to the Summit". He frequently organizes poetry readings in the Puget Sound region and in 2005 received the PoetsWest Award for his contributions to Northwest literature. His website is www.rosealleypress.com.

In her first book "Mystic Glyphs from Onyx Larynx," Nashira Priester mines her memory of her Mississippi childhood and combines them with contemporary life to create poems that reveal the experiences of her family, the history of the African diaspora, racism and even the war in Iraq.

Priester's methods delve not only into the experiences of her life, but also explore the detail of the way words are used in sequence and on the page. She uses words the way a chess master uses his pieces — cleverly with a strategy in mind.

Priester is a veteran producer of public broadcasting programs in the San Fransisco Bay area and in Seattle. She has been the host of a variety of live radio broadcasts that showcase jazz artists for more than 30 years.

Her poetry and essays have appeared in a number of anthologies and publications.

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LINKS: Presented by The Station Bistro: www.auburnstationbistro.com

Northwest Renaissance, and Auburn Striped Water Poets.

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