Poetry Month: Poets from Blue Light Press - Stewart Florsheim, Diane Frank, Marianne Betterly

April 13th, 2023


We're honored to feature a reading with three wonderful poets from Blue Light Press for Poetry Month this year! Blue Light Press is dedicated to the publication of poetry, fiction and flash fiction that is imagistic, inventive, emotionally honest, and pushes the language to a deeper level of insight. Blue Light Press specializes in poets and artists based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and all of the books are artistically designed.

This event is free to attend and will take place at Bookshop West Portal. No registration is necessary, but early arrival is encouraged to get your seat. 

DIANE FRANK is the author of eight books of poems, two novels, and a photo memoir of her 400 mile trek in the Himalayas. She lives in San Francisco, where she dances, plays cello in the Golden Gate Symphony, and creates her life as an art form. She teaches at San Francisco State University and Dominican University.
STEWART FLORSHEIM has been widely published in magazines, anthologies, and books. He was the editor of Ghosts of the Holocaust, an anthology of poetry by children of Holocaust survivors (Wayne State University Press, 1989). He wrote the poetry chapbook, The Girl Eating Oysters (2River, 2004). In 2005, Stewart won the Blue Light Book Award for The Short Fall From Grace (Blue Light Press, 2006). His collection, A Split Second of Light, was published by Blue Light Press in 2011 and received an Honorable Mention in the San Francisco Book Festival, honoring the best books published in the Spring of 2011. Stewart's new collection, Amusing the Angels, won the Blue Light Book Award in 2022.