Clearly Meant, Claremont Branch's poetry reading & interview series, returns! With the first reading after a three-year covid hiatus, we welcome the fine local poet Linda Lancione. Join us as Linda reads her poetry, then sits for a friendly interview; a discussion follows in which everyone is encouraged to participate.
Linda Lancione’s poems and essays appear in a variety of literary journals, including Atlanta Review, Baltimore Review, Cimarron Review, and Spillway. Her most recent chapbook is The Taste of Blood (Finishing Line, 2016). Linda has co-written two travel guides, including Undiscovered Islands of the U.S. and Canadian West Coast, which Anderson’s Travel Companion lists among its best nonfiction for travelling. She has taught English as a Second Language to adult immigrants and refugees. Linda, a Cal graduate, lives here in Berkeley, just two blocks away from the Claremont Branch.
A free chapbook of Linda's poems will be available for pick up at each branch during the month of May.
Clearly Meant began in 2015. The readings have been videotaped, and are available for viewing on the Berkeley Public Library YouTube channel.