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Gillian Olivia Blythe Hamel Thinks of Poetry as Nourishment

The Oakland poet, editor, and publisher views publishing poetry as a community service.
January 14, 2020

Praise for Meng Jin’s Debut Novel

The books lays the foundation for a sweeping investigation of history, politics, class, physics, time, memory, dreams, ghosts, and parent-child relationships.
January 13, 2020

A Thank-You Letter to Oakland

An Oakland author shows gratitude for the city she loves.
January 2, 2020

New Works About the Current Condition

This month features an anthology of writers edited by John Freeman, new music from Emily Jane White, and contemporary words of wisdom from Ishmael Reed.
December 20, 2019

Tomas Moniz’s Book Is a Love Letter to Berkeley

‘Big Familia’ explores Latinx culture through the eyes of a single dad raising a teenager in a gentrifying city.
December 18, 2019

The Best East Bay Books of 2019

It’s been a year of fantastic travel in pages by Bay Area writers, so here’s what you need to read.
December 18, 2019

Two Women, Two Stories

In her new book, ‘The Revisioners,’ the narrative stretches to encompass roughly 100 years and five generations.
December 16, 2019

EBABZ Celebrates Indie Publishing

Quirky and creative zine makers and readers come together for the East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest.
December 5, 2019

Quickie Divorces, Interspecies Encounters, and a Folk-Pop Singer/Songwriter

New work by Sofia Grant, Henry Hitz, and Monica Pasqual.
November 21, 2019

Survival Tactics for Native Culture

In her new book, Beth Piatote uses beadworking as the thread that holds Native culture together.
November 21, 2019