Poetry. "Like any true poet, Lucille Lang Day scans the outer world of jungles and stars for clues to the inner universe of feeling and thought. She does this by exploring scientific language and ideas for hints-metaphors, facts, images-that might reveal something about the meaning of personal experience. Her poems are eloquent, imaginative, and informed by a knowledge of contemporary science. The creation she honors is God's, the vast ineffable realm of macro-and-microscopic nature. By doing this she honors as well the persistent, equally ineffable mystery of the human realm"-Kurt Brown.
Lucille Lang Day is the author of nine previous poetry collections and chapbooks, including THE CURVATURE OF BLUE (Červena Barvá Press, 2009), The Book of Answers, and INFINITIES (Cedar Hill, 2002). Her first poetry collection, Self-Portrait with Hand Microscope, received the Joseph Henry Jackson Award in Literature; her most recent chapbook, Dreaming of Sunflowers: Museum Poems, won the Blue Light Poetry Award. She has also published a children's book, Chain Letter, and a memoir, Married at Fourteen: A True Story, which received a PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award and was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award in Creative Nonfiction. Day earned her M.F.A. in creative writing at San Francisco State University and her Ph.D. in science/mathematics education at the University of California at Berkeley. The founder and director of a small press, Scarlet Tanager Books, she also served for seventeen years as the director of the Hall of Health, an interactive museum in Berkeley. She lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, writer Richard Michael Levine.Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA