Sharon Doubiago

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December 8, 2017: 8 pm, Sharon Doubiago reading from her new book, Naked to the Earth, in the series "Beyond Words: Beauty and Resistance," at Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd,Venice, CA.

November 10, 2017, 6:30 pm, Gallery Bookshop, 319 Kasten Street, Mendocino, CA, Sharon Doubiago reads from her new book, "Naked to the Earth"

September 23, 2017, 7:00 pm, Sebastopol Center for the Arts , 282 South High Street, Sebastopol, CA, reading from "Know Me Here: an Anthology of Poetry by Women," WordTemple Press.

July 2, 2015, 6:30 pm, Sharon Doubiago and David Meltzer at Reader's Bookstore, Ft. Mason, Building C, San Francisco.

April 19, 2015, 7:00 pm. Sharon Doubiago, ZZ Packer, Alejandro Murguia, dvorah major, Alan Kaufman and Genny Linn reading at the SF Jazz Poetry Festival, 201 Franklin St., San Francisco.

March 29, 2015, 1:00 - 2:00 pm. Author booksigning event at Gallery Bookshop, corner of Main and Kasten in Mendocino, California.

February 2, 2015: Sharon Doubiago and Gary Hicks read at Bird & Beckett, 653 Chenery St., San Francisco, 7:00 pm. http:/​/​​poets-gary-hicks-and-sharon-doubiago/​

July 31, 2014 - August 2, 2014: Mendocino Writer's Conference, College of the Redwoods, Mendocino, CA, a 3-day intensive writing workshop

July 9-12: Foothill Writer’s Conference, Memoir and poetry. This is a GREAT conference. For Californians, all events: $53.00. Click here for more information. I will be teaching, mainly, memoir.

July 12-18: Nothing Told Besides: Memoir Retreat, Cloquet Forestry Center, MN. Split Rock, U of Minnesota. Click here to contact for more information.

August 19: Sharon Doubiago, David Meltzer, Michael Rothenberg reading, Sunset Poetry by the Bay, Studio 33, 333 Caledonia St, Sausalito, CA 7-9pm.

October TBA: Watershed Poetry Festival, Ukiah, California

October 24: Luna’s Sacramento, with Ellen Klages, Bari Kennedy

November 7, 2009: the Glenna Luschei Distinguished Poet Award for Love on the Streets, 26th Annual San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival, 7pm, SLO Art Center, 1010 Broad Street, San Louis Obispo, CA: Sharon Doubiago

February 6, 2010: Love on the Streets, Finalist in the 2009 Paterson Poetry Prize. Paterson New Jersey. (The winner: Behind My Eyes, by Li-Young Lee.)

Selected Works

"...There is terror in this collection, and despair, but also joy, love, and the gift of resilience in a broken world. Terrorism, loss, discrimination, odes to poets, to women, poems about skateboarding and the California breeze, about motherhood and colonization / westward expansion, these poems confront the unspeakable and move beyond the self to include us all. A book of poetry full of surprise, one to keep close and return to often." —Dorianne Laux
A book-length poem in the tradition of investigative poetry that takes on both the Church and the State in a complex search for justice and reconciliation of crimes and the abuse of power past and present as told through one man's story - a full-blooded Shuswap-Lillooet Indian convicted of a crime he claims he did not commit.
“A grand and powerful selection by one of America’s best.”
–Jack Hirschman, San Francisco Poet Laureate
Memoir, Autobiography, Women's Studies, Trauma Studies, Poetics, Family History, American History
Volume I of the memoir, My Father's Love, Childhood in Southern California; reveals her identity as the author of an acclaimed story on incest. Volume II reveals the legacy of her father's sexual and psychological abuse that continued throughout his life and the toxic effects it has had on the lives of everyone in the family.
Childhood in Southern California; reveals her identity as the author of an acclaimed story on incest.
Includes "How To Make Love To A Man," a 2001 Puschcart Prize winner
long poem
A 298 page poem of traveling with her 15 year old daughter through Columbia, Equador and Peru, climaxing at Machu Picchu.
Poems: 1975-1987, The Hazel Hall Oregon Book Award for Poetry, Oregon Institute of Literary Arts, 1991
short stories
Published by Graywolf, serial short stories in the voice of a woman from adolescence to mid adulthood.
Epic Poem
“…submerges into the dismembered body of woman and the Americas…fans the fires of the lyrical oracle”
–Meridel LeSueur

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