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Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 5:15pm

The UCSC Literature Department and Creative Writing Program Present: LIVING WRITERS SERIES WINTER 2021 "Shelter and Place," a theme about world building when the world seems to be falling apart, about writing about place, about seeking and finding and not finding shelter in stormy times, and of course, what it means to be a writer and a person writing while sheltering in place.


Tess Taylor
 is the author of five collections of poetry, including The Misremembered World, selected by Eavan Boland for the Poetry Society of America’s inaugural chapbook fellowship, and The Forage House, called “stunning” by The San Francisco ChronicleWork & Days was named one of The New York Times best books of poetry of 2016.  In spring 2020 she published two books of poems: Last West, commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art as a part of the Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures exhibition, and Rift Zone, from Red Hen Press,  hailed as “brilliant” in the LA Times.

Danusha Laméris’ first book, The Moons of August (Autumn House, 2014), was chosen by Naomi Shihab Nye as the winner of the Autumn House Press poetry prize. Some of her poems have been published in The Best American Poetry, The New York Times, The American Poetry Review, The Gettysburg Review, Ploughshares, and Tin House. She’s the author of Bonfire Opera, (University of Pittsburgh Press, Pitt Poetry Series, 2020), and the recipient of the 2020 Lucille Clifton Legacy Award. Danusha teaches poetry independently and was the 2018-2020 Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County, California.

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The Living Writers Series runs on select Thursdays from 5:20-6:55p.m. Authors' books available for pick up or delivery via Bookshop Santa Cruz. Find them here.

Rift Zone Cover Image
ISBN: 9781597097765
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Red Hen Press - April 7th, 2020

Last West: Roadsongs for Dorothea Lange Cover Image
By Dorothea Lange (Photographer), Tess Taylor
ISBN: 9781633451094
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Museum of Modern Art - February 25th, 2020

Work and Days Cover Image
ISBN: 9781597097321
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Red Hen Press - April 8th, 2016

The Forage House Cover Image
ISBN: 9781597092708
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Red Hen Press - August 20th, 2013

Bonfire Opera: Poems (Pitt Poetry Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822966050
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - February 25th, 2020

The Moons of August Cover Image
ISBN: 9781932870954
Availability: Backordered
Published: Autumn House Press - January 1st, 2014