Join Poetry Santa Cruz at Bookshop Santa Cruz for a Favorite Poem Reading - a reading of favorite poems by a diverse selection of members of our community. Following the guidelines from former US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, each reader will have 5 minutes to read a favorite poem and talk about its significance for them. About a dozen invited community members will each read one or two favorite poems. Readers include: Ryan Coonerty, Carlos Palacios, Jane Weed, Laurel Maxwell, Ellen Timberlake, Bob Stahl, Shmuel Thaler, John Govsky, Monica Nofal, Carmela Dawson.
$3 suggested donation to Poetry Santa Cruz.
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 donation by co-founder and Board member Tilly Washburn Shaw. Our readings are supported by Bookshop Santa Cruz. Membership premiums have been donated by Graywolf Press, the University of Pittsburgh Press, Robert Sward, Coffee House Press, Copper Canyon Press, and Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
This free event will take place in Bookshop Santa Cruz. Chairs for opening seating are usually set up an hour before the event begins.