Sunday, August 29, 2010

Nicholas Karavatos & Lynn Alexander at Berkeley Poetry Express on Monday, August 23, 2010

• Monday, August 23, 2010 – 7:00pm
Berkeley Poetry Express @ Priya Indian Cuisine
2072 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA

Liz Burke, Nicholas Karavatos, Lynn Alexander, Paul Corman-Roberts, Mark States
Lynn Alexander

Nicholas Karavatos
Liz Burke, Nicholas Karavatos, Lynn Alexander, Paul Corman-Roberts, Mark States

Photos by Full Of Crow Press

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tonight at Studio 333 Gallery in Sausalitio: Nicholas Karavatos, Joan Baranow & David Watts

Today · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Studio 333 Gallery, 333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito, Calif.
Sunset Poetry by the Bay
Nicholas Karavatos, Joan Baranow & David Watts

Nicholas Karavatos lives near Dubai, teaching literature and writing at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. He has been an Assistant Professor there since 2006. From 2001 he had taught general studies at a small private college in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. In December 2009, Amendment Nine (Arcata) published his first book No Asylum. David Meltzer writes: "Nicholas Karavatos is a poet of great range and clarity. This book is an amazing collectanea of smart sharp political poetry in tandem with astute and tender love lyrics. All of it voiced with an impressive singularity." 

Joan Baranow, PhD is an Assistant Professor of English at Dominican University of California. Her poetry has appeared in The Paris Review, Western Humanities Review, The Antioch Review, The Western Journal of Medicine, and other magazines. Her poetry has also appeared in Women Write Their Bodies: Stories of Illness and Recovery, issued in 2007 by Kent State University Press. Her book of poetry, Living Apart, was published by Plain View Press. She won Individual Artists Fellowships in Poetry from the Marin Arts Council and from the Ohio Arts Council. She is a member of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. With her husband, physician and poet David Watts, she produced the PBS documentary Healing Words: Poetry & Medicine, airing nationally in 2008-2011.

David Watts, MD has published five books of poetry, one under his avant-guard pseudonym, Harvey Ellis, and produced a CD of “word-jazz.” His book of stories, The Orange Wire Problem, along with Bedside Manners, embodies explorations into the complexities, dangers, ethics and mysteries of healing. He is an NPR commentator on All Things Considered, a producer of the PBS program Healing Words: Poetry and Medicine, a gastroenterologist at UCSF, and a classically trained musician. He has been an on-camera television host for PBS, Lifetime Network and KTVU-TV and a medical columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. He founded two summer writing workshops for poets and writers with an interest in illness and healing, one at Sarah Lawrence College and another at Dominican University of San Rafael.

Nicholas Karavatos

Joan Baranow, PhD

Photos by Nicholas Karavatos and Full Of Crow Press