Book party!

"Translations from Silence"
by Clifton Ross

May 1st, 2009, 7-9 p.m. Book party!

Friends Meeting, Education Building
(next door to the Meeting Hall)
Corner of Walnut and Vine Streets in Berkeley

If you're unable to attend and want to buy the book, you’ll be able to find it at

This May Day, please join us to celebrate International Workers' Day, Spring, Beltane--and the publication of "Translations from Silence" by Clifton Ross! This collection of poems, written over the past 25 years, is published by Freedom Voices and includes an introduction by San Francisco Poet Laureate Jack Hirschman. We'll have music, food and drink and, of course, poetry. Bring a snack, a musical instrument, or a poem to celebrate the day in any of its incarnations!


About Freedom Voices

Some Information

Freedom Voices publishes works that speak to or from communities on the margins. Founded in 1989 in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District the press has grown from its origins as a community publisher to include works from around the globe.

FV works closely with the TallMountain Circle which produces, promotes and distributes Mary TallMountain’s literary works and chooses the winners of the TallMountain Award for Creative Writing and Community Service.

FV also distibutes New Earth Publications imprint such as translations of Nicaraguan Ernesto Cardenal’s Quetalcoatl , Costa Rican activist Luisa Gonzalez’s autobiography and Voice of Fire, Communiques and interviews from the Zapatista National Liberation Army.

Freedom Voices is a project of the non-profit Tenderloin Reflection and Education Center and organizes public readings and writing workshops in conjunction with the Center. Freedom Voices is also a partner in the Encounters in the Americas/Encuentros de los Americas project for popular literacy. The founding editor of Freedom Voices is B. Jesse Clarke. Editorial decisions are made by a collective of writers, activists, and street scholars.