California

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.

upcoming events

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Sep 25 2017
Red Hen Press at the Griffith Observatory
Pope Brock and Alan Lightman, two prominent authors in the scientific and literary communities, will come together for a reading and discussion moderated by award-winning novelist Sandra Tsing Loh. This event will act as a launch for Pope Brock’s new book Another Fine Mess: Life on Tomorrow’s Moon, which examines what life might be like if humans colonize the moon. Brock will share an engaging discourse with Lightman on the future of space exploration, physics, and science within literary context. 
 
Free entry!
September 25th, 2017
7:30 PM
 
The Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theatre
Griffith Observatory
2800 E Observatory Rd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
 
10:30pm
2800 E Observatory Road
90027 Los Angeles, California
Oct 19 2017
New Alchemy Poetry Series
A featured poet and open mic. One door west of Lestat's Coffee House. Host: Seretta Martin.
 
7:00pm
3343 Adams Avenue
92116 San Diego, California
Dec 21 2017
New Alchemy Poetry Series
A featured poet and open mic. One door west of Lestat's Coffee House. Host: Seretta Martin.
 
7:00pm
3343 Adams Avenue
92116 San Diego, California

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Dana Gioia
California poet laureate

Dana Gioia

Born in Hawthorne, California, in 1950, Dana Gioia is the author of several poetry collections, including Interrogations at Noon (Graywolf Press,...