PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. The County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency has recommended cancelling or postponing large gatherings through March 22nd in order to limit opportunities for the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. In accordance with their recommendation, we will be cancelling our events until March 22nd, to be reassessed after that date. Thank you.
Join Poetry Santa Cruz at Bookshop Santa Cruz for a poetry reading featuring local poets and authors. This month's event will feature local poets Doren Robbins and Jory Post.
Doren Robbins is a contemporary American poet, prose poet, fiction writer, essayist, mixed media artist, and educator. As a cultural activist, he has organized and developed projects for Amnesty International, the Salvadoran Medical Relief Fund, the Romero Relief Fund, and poetsagainstthewar.org. His latest book is an in-depth critical study titled, Apocalypse Contemporary: A Sequence-By-Sequence Overview On Sharon Doubiago’s Naked to the Earth (2019).
Jory Post has been an educator and writer for 40 years as well as making handmade books and journals with his wife, Karen, as JoKa Press. He participates in a playwriting group, a fiction writing group, and a poetry workshop with Santa Cruz County poet laureate, Danusha Laméris. He is the cofounder and editor of phren-z, an online literary magazine, serving Santa Cruz County writers for 8 years. His latest book of poetry is titled The Extra Year, poems written after a terminal cancer diagnosis in 2018.
Poetry Santa Cruz is dedicated to nurturing the poetry community and bringing poetry to the larger community in Santa Cruz County. They present poetry readings at Bookshop Santa Cruz and other locations in Santa Cruz County, and the Poet/Speak open reading. They also provide free information on other poetry-related events in the area. Poetry Santa Cruz is grateful for the support of its members and donors, especially a most generous bequest from co-founder and former board member Tillie Washburn Shaw.