On Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 pm, DIESEL warmly welcomes Jane Hirshfield in celebration of National Poetry Month
Jane will discuss and sign her latest book of poetry, The Beauty: Poems, and her new book of essays Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World. Please join us for this special evening!
Jane Hirshfield is the author of eight books of poetry, including The Beauty; Come, Thief; After; and Given Sugar, Given Salt. She has edited and co-translated four books presenting the work of poets from the past and she is the author of two major collections of essays, Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry and Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World. Hirshfield has received fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Academy of American Poets. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Harper's Magazine, Poetry, Orion, McSweeney's, the Pushcart Prize Anthology, and seven editions of The Best American Poetry. She has been a resident of Northern California since 1974, and is a current chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
At INTERMIX, shop to benefit Junior League of San Francisco
April 30, 7-9 pm
Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring Stacks
Stacks is a jazz quintet that pays homage to the Post-Bop Era(1960-1964) of the jazz tradition. The music of this era is marked by an increase in original compositions as opposed to the standards, experiment with new chord progressions and an overall "darker" sound. Stacks features compositions by Joe Henderson, Lee Morgan, Bobby Watson, Woody Shaw and Michael Bello.
At DIESEL: Kids' Pajama Party with Dev Petty
Diesel welcomes Dev Petty as our guest bedtime book author on Friday, May 1 at 6 pm.
Pull on your PJs and bring your teddy bear to the bookstore! Author Dev Petty will be here to read you a bedtime story. Get cozy in front of the fireplace, listen to a story or two, have some milk and cookies, get your books signed, and then head home for bed.
Dev Petty was a senior visual-effects artist in the film industry. Her work appears in the Matrix Trilogy and dozens of other movies. She later left film to raise a family, but continues to draw, paint, and teach the visual arts while pursuing her passion for storytelling. She lives in Albany, California, with her husband, two daughters, some dogs, and other furry critters.
DIESEL's Kids' Pajama Party Series is held on the first Friday of every month.