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Poet, radio commentator is guest at Davis reading

By From page A9 | January 31, 2014

Molly Fisk, an essayist, radio commentator and poet laureate of radio station KVMR-FM in Nevada City, will be the guest at the Poetry Night Reading Series on Thursday, Feb. 6, in Davis. The event, which celebrates the publication of Fisk’s new book, “Blow-Drying A Chicken: Observations from a Working Poet,” begins at 8 p.m. at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St.

Fisk graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College/Harvard University and published “Salt Water Poems,” a letterpress chapbook, in 1994. Since then, she has published three more books of poems and two collections of radio commentary.

She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, and the Marin Arts Council. Her many writing awards include the Dogwood Prize, the Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize in Poetry, the National Writer’s Union Prize, and a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

She also has appeared in the PBS award-winning documentary “The Loss of Nameless Things” as well as at the TEDx San Francisco event “The Edge of What We Know.”

The open mic will begin about 9 p.m. and the after-party at 10 p.m. For more information, visit www.poetryindavis.com.

Enterprise staff

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