Grace Marie Grafton
Teacher & Poet
LENS by Grace Marie Grafton, published by Unsolicited Press,
will be available for purchase as of August 1, 2019. You may order
it from your favorite independent bookseller or, if you wish a
signed or inscribed copy, you may contact Grace at email@example.com
Readings from LENS
Poetry Flash series, August 8, 2019, Thursday 7 p.m.
Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
Writing Teachers Write series, August 25, Sunday, 3-5 p.m.
Expressions Gallery, 2035 Ashby Ave., Berkeley
Fourth Friday Formal series, Friday 7 p.m.
St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 1501 Washington Ave., Albany
Praise for LENS by Grace's fellow poets:
LENS is a rare hybrid: almanac, museum guide, and hymnal for our time. She imagines inner and outer worlds of unsung Californians---ranchers, doubters, artichoke pickers, carousel riders. Throughout, she sings praises of earth, sea, and sky in her unmistakable voice, a blend of humility and boldness, bemusement and reverence.
- Kathleen McClung, author of The Typists Play Monopoly
Grace Marie Grafton's love of language and tonal sensuality allows her to inhabit these paintings, landscapes and figures. In this way, she illustrates her capacity to imagine and invent stories that amplify and expand the meanings beyond that of the original art. This is a surprising, imaginative work of poetry by an intelligent writer at the top of her form.
- Charles Entrekin, Editor and Publisher of Hip Pocket Press
In addition to the five books shown above, two chapbooks by Grace have been published.
Zero won the Poetic Matrix contest.
Chrysanthemum Oratorio was published by Dancing Girl Press.
Other Clues, Whimsy Reticence & Laud and Jester are available from
Amazon, or you may contact Grace via her email.