Second Sunday Poetry Series

Next Reading: Sunday, November 12, 2017 
Group Poetry Reading

Curated by Barb Reynolds
3.30-5:00 PM

GRACE MARIE GRAFTON is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently 'Jester' from Hip Pocket Press. Her themes range from lyrical sonnets to sestinas to experimental prose poems, with a concentration on response to fine art. Her poems have won honors from The Bellingham Review, Sycamore Review, Keats Soul Making contest, The National Womens Book Association, and Poetic Matrix Press. Poems recently appear in Fifth Wednesday, The Cortland Review, Ambush Review, West Trestle Review, Sin Fronteras, Basalt, Mezzo Cammin and Poecology, among others. Through her work with CA Poets in the Schools and the CA Arts Council, she has taught thousands of children to write poetry.

DOREEN STOCK is a poet, essayist, and memoir practitioner who has been exploring creative nonfiction for thirty plus years from the feminine point of view as a wife, mother of three, single human, and grandmother of eleven. Her first book of poems, The Politics of Splendor, Alcatraz Editions, Santa Cruz,1984, was part of a New American Writers exhibit at the Frankfurt Book Fair that year. It combined poetry and prose poems with her translations from the work of Marina Tsvetaeva and Anna Akhmatova.  In Place Of Me, Poems Selected and with an Introduction by Jack Hirschman, (197 pp.) was published by Mine Gallery Editions in June 2015. A selection of Stock’s poetry and translations has been video-archived at Marin Poets, Live! She was a founding member of the Marin Poetry Center and is currently living in Fairfax, California.

KATE PEPER is a freelance designer and award-winning watercolor painter. She was a recipient of a Marin Arts Council Individual Artist Grant for poetry and her work
has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize. Her poetry has appeared in many journals including The Baltimore Review, Cimarron Review, Gargoyle, The Lindenwood Review, Rattle, Spillway, Tar River Review and others.

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