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Poetry Series pushes the limits

On Wednesday, the Nevada County Poetry Series jumps – full force into the wildness of who we are. June brings two of Northern California’s most notorious and beloved writers to our stage — frank andrick (all lowercase) and Josh Fernandez.

“I know these guys personally — combining their creative forces on the same stage at the same time is to push the known literary limits to a new edge. Their works find otherworldly possibilities, of which all are challenged to be part in. Welcome to summer,” said Bill Gainer, of the Nevada County Poetry Series.

Josh Fernandez writes for Spin Magazine, The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento Magazine, Submerge, Boulder Weekly and San Antonio Current and teaches writing at the Los Rios Community Colleges. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2011. Fernandez’s first full-length collection of poems, “Spare Parts and Dismemberment,” is available from R.L. Crow Publications.

Frank andrick is a remarkable creative voice who considers himself an experimental mythologist working in poetry, prose, story writing/telling and the visual arts. He hosts Pomo Literati on KUSF in Exile – San Francisco and the award winning Poetry Unplugged @ Luna’s in Sacramento. He is a long time co-editor of WTF, an arts and literary journal from Rattlesnake Press.

Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. Wednesday gathering are available at the door for $5 general, seniors and students, and $1 for those under 18. Open mic follows. The show will be in the Granucci Room (use the main entrance) at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley. For information call 530-432-8196 or 530-274-8384.

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