The only thing I miss about Los Angeles is the Hollywood Freeway at midnight, windows down and radio blaring bearing right into the center of the city, the Capitol Tower on the right, and beyond it, Hollywood Boulevard blazing —pimps, surplus stores, footprints of the stars —descending through the city
On December 4, 2015, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed Dana Gioia as California poet laureate. He is the author of numerous poetry collections and books of literary criticism. He will serve a two-year term.
Alejandro Murguía is San Francisco’s sixth poet laureate and the first Latino poet to hold the position. An editor, translator, literary organizer, and prose writer, he is the author of the poetry collections Stray Poems (City Lights Books, 2014) and Native Tongue (CC. Marimbo Press, 2012), among others.
May 16 2018
Poet Carmen Giménez Smith will be reading from her new book, Cruel Futures, celebrated as a "Latina feminist State of the Union address at the intersection of pop culture and interiority." giovanni singleton will also read from her debut poetry collection, Ascension.
2476 Telegraph Ave.94704 Berkeley, California
Apr 27 2018
A poetry competition for teens to perform original work, alone or in teams, before an audience. Prizes will be awarded. Contact [email protected] to learn more.
40 E Anapamu St93103 Santa Barbara, California
Apr 26 2018
As the philosopher Seneca once said, "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." Join us in honoring Earth Day and National Poetry Month by beginning your own unique accordion-style book of poems by using recycled materials that have reached their beginning's end! Poet Laureate Kaecey McCormick will be joined by writer and artist Keiko O'Leary in this two-hour workshop who will teach participants some unique hand-lettering styles to accompany their book of poems. Participants will transcribe a poem (or more) into the book and may bring a poem they've written, a poem they enjoy reading, or may choose from a selection of poems provided at the workshop.
Who: Adults, High School Teens REGISTRATION REQUIRED
10800 Torre Avenue95014 Cupertino, California
recent & featured listings
|Literary Organization||Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center||California|
|Literary Organization||California Arts Council||California|
|Literary Organization||The California Center for the Book||California|
|Literary Organization||Independent Writers of Southern California||California|
|Literary Organization||Intersection for the Arts||California|
|Literary Organization||The Marin Poetry Center||California|
|Literary Organization||PEN Center USA West||California|
|Literary Organization||The Poetry Center & American Poetry Archives||California|
|Literary Organization||Poetry Santa Cruz||California|
|Literary Organization||The Writing Project at 826 Valencia||California|
Among the blight-killed eucalypts, among trees and bushes rusted by Christmas frosts, the yards and hillsides exhausted by five years of drought, certain airy white blossoms punctually reappeared, and dense clusters of pale pink, dark pink— a delicate abundance. They seemed like guests arriving joyfully on the