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‘Entering’ Davis through poetry

Davis adobe train station

This Saturday is the release of the Davis poetry anthology, edited by the Davis poet laureate Allegra Silberstein. The public is welcome to attend the free event at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., where a reading by at least 15 anthology contributors will take place beginning at 7 p.m.

The anthology, “Entering,” is the product of the Davis Poetry Book Project and is funded in large part by the City of Davis Arts Contract Program, Silberstein said. Copies will be available for purchase and signing.

“This anthology of poems is by local residents and people who in the past have lived here,” said Silberstein, who included “the adobe train station on the cover symbolizing entrance to Davis, and on another level entering the soul of our city through poetry.”

With the assistance of Dr. Andy Jones, Danyen Powell, Briony Gylgayton, Lauren Swift, Carrie Dyer and photographer Katy Brown, Silberstein found a project she deemed “more difficult than I had ever imagined” to be manageable.

Silberstein is the first poet laureate of Davis, and those in the poetry community on both sides of the causeway know that she is active not only in Davis where she attends readings and hosts her own series, but in Sacramento as well where she can be spotted on many nights at venues ranging from the Sacramento Poetry Center to Luna’s Café, where she will be reading her own poetry on Dec. 15 with fellow Davis poet and Sacramento favorite Patricia Hickerson.

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