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Sights and Sounds: Paul Corman-Roberts

Poet Paul Corman-Roberts is the author of "Bone Moon Palace"
Photo provided by Paul Corman-Roberts
Poet Paul Corman-Roberts is the author of "Bone Moon Palace"

"Sights and Sounds" is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Every week artists give their art and culture suggestions to experience around the Bay or at home. On this episode, host Jenee Darden speaks with poet Paul Corman-Roberts. Paul is co-founder of the literary festival Beast Crawl, which is happening virtually this Labor Day Weekend. His new book is "Bone Moon Palace."

The Sunflower Lioness
This Oakland artist is a guitarist, vocalist and filmmaker. The Sunflower Lioness has a nice instrumental dance album called "Sun Kissed." Paul loves her vocals. Check out her music on Band camp and Spotify.

"Scattered Arils" by Dena Rod
Dena Rod is an Iranian-American poet. "Scattered Arils" (Milk & Cake Press) is Dena's first full-length collection. Their poetry includes themes of family, memory and queer identity. According to the book's webpage, "Scattered Arils" is "titled after the colloquial name for pomegranate seeds" and "excavates familial memory and ancestral inheritance."

Nomadic Press Weekly Open Mic
Listen to 30 poets perform during Nomadic Press' 90-minute virtual event every Friday night at 6pm. This reading is purely open mic so you can can sign up and read your work too.

See Paul Corman-Roberts along with a host of local writers during the East Bay literary festival Beast Crawl. Visit www.beastcrawl.org for more information.

Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She is the executive producer and host of the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds as well as the series Sights + Sounds Magazine. Jeneé also covers East Oakland for KALW. Jeneé has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.