Afternoon Poetry Reading @West

April 1, 2023 - 2:00pm-3:00pm 

Poetry @West

Celebrate National Poetry Month at West Branch with a reading by three local poets.

Glenn Ingersoll has hosted Clearly Meant, a poetry reading & interview series at the Claremont Branch, since 2015.  His poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Beloit Poetry Journal, Blue Unicorn, and Cortland Review, among other places. His books are the multi-volume prose poem epic, Thousand (MCTPub), and Autobiography of a Book which is forthcoming this year from AC Books.  He keeps two blogs, LoveSettlement and Dare I Read.

James Cagney’s second poetry collection, Martian: The Saint of Loneliness is the winner of the 2021 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. His first, Black Steel Magnolias In The Hour Of Chaos Theory won the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award in 2018. His work has appeared in Alta Magazine and Beat Not Beat Anthology co-edited by Kim Shuck. For more information, please visit

Tim Xonnelly is an autism paraprofessional and union negotiator, semi-retired. He has lived in Downtown Berkeley since 1991.His recent poetry publications include SFPL poem of the day March 10, 2021 and these zines: Wicked Gay Ways, The Fabulist, The Racket, The Naked Bulb Anthology, Monday: a Journal, Berkeley Times, and Milvia Street.

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