March 5, 2015
7 pm - 8:30 pm
Riverside Public Library downtown, upstairs
3581 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside CA 92501
On Thursday March 5 at 7 pm, Inlandia at ArtsWalk presents an evening of poetry with Ruth Bavetta.
Ruth Bavetta’s latest collection of poetry, Embers on the Stairs, published by Moon Tide Press, is poetry set against the background of Southern California—heat, earthquakes, brushfires, the ever-present sea. In four sections, Bavetta investigates landscape, family, passion and aging. The language is deceptively simple, yet the potent use of imagery transforms the ordinary into the heartbreaking and the universal.
Joan Colby says Embers on the Stairs is"... a collection that will be wept over for its poignant truths, delighted in for its unique and exact images and cherished for its wisdom and foibles, its sheer engaging humanity."
Ruth Bavetta’s poems have been published in Rattle, Nimrod, Tar River Review, North American Review, Spillway, Hanging Loose, Rhino, Poetry East, and Poetry New Zealand, among others, and are included in the anthologies Twelve Los Angeles Poets, Wait a Minute; I Have to Take off My Bra and Leaving Home:Poems about Alzheimer’s. She has published two books, Fugitive Pigments (FutureCycle Press) and Embers on the Stairs (MoonTide Press). A third book, No Longer at This Address (Tebot Bach), is forthcoming.
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM