Thursday, July 14, 2016

Leah Lubin to appear at the Petaluma Poetry Walk, September 18, 2016

Leah Lubin will present her poetry as part of the Petaluma Poetry Walk at the Aqus Café, Foundry Wharf, 189 H Street, Petaluma on Sunday, September 18, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, on a program with J. R. Brady, Karen Melander Magoon, Erica Goss and Susan Weinstein.

Leah Lubin is an author and artist.   She was born in Israel, grew up in England, and now makes her home in Woodside, California.  Leah recently completed her first novel, Between Two Worlds, along with nine poetry books.  The poetry compilations, Continent of Light, published in 2011, and World of Change, published in 2014, include her work.

Leah’s short story, An Artist’s Fairytale, first appeared in Detail, A Journal of Art Criticism, published by the Women’s Caucus for Art, in September 1997.

In 1998, the Leonardo Electronic Almanac, published by the MIT Press, presented her short story, I Paint the Cosmos. The April, July, and November 2000 issues contained parts one, two and three of a series titled An Artist's View of Space Science.

Leah has also written a column, A Personal View, for CoastViews Magazine.

America’s only national British newspaper, Union Jack, recently published two articles by Leah.

Leah is listed in Poets & Writers ( under both the creative writing and poetry categories.

Earth School
by Leah Lubin

Home School,
Earth School. 
Life on the line. 
We are finally figuring out the truth.

It’s no picnic down here. 
Apparently these hardships
and lessons mean something.

So is the plan to move forward you ask? 
Well, sort of, but what you
think is important sometimes isn’t.

So what’s the point? 
I think it is to keep going by learning
and questioning yourself and others.

Then what happens? 
Does it eventually get easier? 
On some levels, yes. 
But generally speaking there seems to be
a path that can be called self improvement.

We take what we now understand as our
personal truth which helps lead us. 
Do we eventually graduate and is there
a diploma involved? 
Not sure, but when it becomes clear,
I will let you know.

Rebel, Rebel, What Now?
by Leah Lubin

When overcome with
complex personal issues,
one asks one self
rebel, rebel, what now?

Defining progress takes work. 
I pace myself to complete and
continue the journey.

Amongst flowers and ashes,
dusk and dawn. 
I encourage the rebel side of
me to a rebirth.

Don’t just linger in the past. 
Come forward and demand
your future. 
Because without you, I am lost.

Frozen in niceness, but no longer
interested, I realize now that who
I really am is more complicated
than I originally thought.

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