Sixteen Rivers Press is pleased to announce the release of our two newest books: Barbara Swift Brauer’s At Ease in the Borrowed World and Gerald Fleming’s The Choreographer. We are proud of both these collections and know that you will want to attend one of the many readings and buy your own copies. 

Of Brauer’s book, poet Molly Fisk writes: “Haunted by loveliness and by ghosts . . . At Ease in the Borrowed World maps out a new geography of belonging. Not to place, exactly, or to family, but to a suspended world where everyone gathers: parents and children, women and men, characters from novels, from history, the dead. It’s a sharply etched but comforting landscape, where reader and writer are both allowed temporary reign; where we ‘climb to the top of it and see farther,’ and then ‘place the sleeping residents / back in their beds, and fold the quick dark around them.’ ”

Read more of Brauer’s work here:

Of Fleming’s book, poet Joan Larkin writes: “All through The Choreographer, we encounter our own humanness in mirrors both dark and bright, as Gerald Fleming reveals us to ourselves. Each of these pieces feels unexpected yet somehow inevitable. I love their mordant wit, their sparseness and precision, their relentless truthfulness. This book is filled with music, and Fleming’s lyrical mastery is nowhere clearer than in the stunning sequence at its center—prose poems sprung from fifteenth-century Sephardic songs that seduce us into his imagined world of irresolvable ache, foolishness, and joy.”

Read more of Fleming’s poetry here:

And of course, you can purchase copies of both these books on our website at

Please join us at one or more of the following readings. We would love to see you there.

Saturday, April 6, 7 p.m.
Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Boulevard,
Corte Madera, Tel: (415) 927-0960

Sunday, April 7, 5 p.m.
Redwood Cafe, 8240 Redwood Hwy.,
Cotati, Tel: (707) 795-7868

Thursday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.
Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue,
Berkeley, Tel: (510) 704-8222

Friday, April 19, 7 p.m.
Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut Street, San Francisco,
Tel: (415) 931-3633

Tuesday, May 14, 7 p.m.
The Barkin’ Dog Grill, 940 Eleventh Street,

Gerald Fleming with Jack Marshall:
Tuesday, June 11, 7 p.m.

Albany Library, 1247 Marin Avenue
Albany, Tel: (510) 526-3720

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