Sixteen Rivers poets present their poetry this Wednesday 4/10/24

  • Posted on: 8 April 2024
  • By: readersbooks

Bay Area poets of Sixteen Rivers Press Christina Lloyd, Murray Silverstein, and Alice Templeton will be at Readers’ Books on Wednesday, April 10th, at 6pm to read from their work. 

The small press, named for the sixteen rivers that flow into the San Francisco Bay, was founded in 1999. Keeping with the roots of this publication, the poetry that will be read revolves around nature and humanity, both of the Bay Area and where the poets grew up. Relationships also play a central role in the content of these poems. 

Christina Lloyd is a poet and educator who lives in San Francisco. Her debut collection, Women Twice Removed, which will be published by Sixteen Rivers in 2024, explores the curative effects of nature and art and the impact of formative relationships. She holds a PhD in creative writing from Lancaster University, and her work has appeared in various publications, including Poetry Daily, Poet Lore, The Crab Creek Review, EcoTheo, and The North.

Murray Silverstein grew up in Los Angeles, California. He wrote poetry in his teens and twenties but set this work aside to become an architect, studying at UC Berkeley in the 1960s. He is the co-author of four books about architecture, including the classic, A Pattern Language (Oxford University Press, 1977) and Patterns of Home (The Taunton Press, 2001). In his 50s, he returned to writing poetry; his work has appeared in Fourteen Hills, Connecticut Review, Zyzzyva, and other literary journals. A partner in the firm of JSW/D Architects, Berkeley, Mr. Silverstein lives in Oakland, California. His publications include Any Old Wolf and Master of Leaves. Red Studio is forthcoming from Sixteen Rivers Press.

Alice Templeton’s poems and short stories have appeared in Asheville Poetry Review, Bellingham Review, Calyx, North American Review, Poetry, and other publications. Her work was a finalist for the 2020 Neruda Prize from Nimrod, and her chapbook Archaeology won the 2008 New Women’s Voices Prize in Poetry from Finishing Line Press. She is also the author of a critical book on Adrienne Rich’s poetics and scholarly articles on contemporary poetics, cultural criticism, and literary theory. Originally from Tennessee, Templeton lives in Point Richmond, California. Her new collection, Infinite Field, will be released by Sixteen Rivers Press in April 2024.

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
130 E Napa St
Sonoma, CA 95476