‘Sacred Graffiti’ author to appear in Brentwood

Malibu resident and poet Florence Weinberger will appear at Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood Feb. 27, 3 p.m., to speak about her new book, “Sacred Graffiti,” published by Tebotbach.

“Sacred Graffiti” is Weinberger’s fourth book of poems, and creates a language both accessible and original.

“Florence Weinberger has deciphered the vivid mantra that lives behind our painted world. …she bears witness to the rendering and re-rendering of a psychic landscape we cannot help but recognize as our own,” writes Brendan Constantine, author of “Letters to Guns.” This collection portrays a poet at the peak of her powers, a guide to help us ‘take on the heat and grief of love / with our empty hands.’” Jeanette Clough, author of “Island and Cantatas” and past editor for “Solo,” writes of “Sacred Graffiti:” “Like Philip Levine, Florence Weinberger’s poems evolve masterfully from the ordinary into the extraordinary. Her persistent introspection scrutinizes everyday events such as going to the supermarket and takes them into another realm of meaning. In Weinberger’s world, what we wake up to is the first step towards insight and illumination.”

Weinberger is the author of three previous books of poetry, “Carnal Fragrance,” “Breathing Like a Jew” and “The Invisible Telling its Shape.”

More about “Sacred Graffiti” can be found online at www.tebotbach.org

The Malibu Times is the first newspaper in Malibu, serving the community since 1946.

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