BE SURE TO WEAR A FLOWER IN YOUR HAIR
Yes folks, We're off to San Fran to celebrate my 75th Birthday (I put 25th at first, surely a Freudian slip).
We'll spend a few days in the old Hippie Capital, then move on to Oakland, where I will take part in the famed Studio One monthly Series of Poetry Readings, curated by Casey McAlduff and Sheila Davies Sumner.
After that we will fly to Medford, Oregon, and be collected by the poet Allan Peterson, who read at Cuisle Limerick City International Poetry Festival a few years back. He will take us to be his guest in Ashland, where Bloomsbury Books will host a reading by me with music by Margaret.
Then it's back to San Francisco for a couple more days and back home.
By a curious coincidence, my two reading venues, Oakland and Ashland, chime in nicely with the title of the book from which I will be reading – The Speaking Trees.
The Speaking Trees is a chapbook published by SurVision Books, Dublin.