The Hive Live Reading Series presents poets Danusha Laméris and Laure-Anne Bosselaar at Bookshop Santa Cruz.
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Danusha Laméris’ first book, The Moons of August (2014), was chosen by Naomi Shihab Nye as the winner of the Autumn House Press Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the Milt Kessler Book Award. Some of her work has been published in: The Best American Poetry, The New York Times, Orion, The American Poetry Review, The Gettysburg Review, Ploughshares, and Prairie Schooner. Her second book, Bonfire Opera, (University of Pittsburgh Press, Pitt Poetry Series), was a finalist for the 2021 Paterson Poetry Award and the winner of the Northern California Book Award in Poetry. A recipient of the Lucille Clifton Legacy Award, and the 2018-2020 Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County, California, she currently co-leads Poetry of Resilience webinars with James Crews, as well as the HearthFire Writing Community, and is on the faculty of Pacific University’s Low Residency MFA program.
Laure-Anne Bosselaar is the author of The Hour Between Dog and Wolf, Small Gods of Grief, (Isabella Gardner Prize for Poetry), A New Hunger ( ALA Notable Book) and These Many Rooms. A Pushcart Prize recipient, she edited five anthologies. She taught at Sarah Lawrence College and UCSB. The winner of the 2020 James Dickey Poetry Prize, she served as Santa Barbara’s Poet Laureate (2019-2021). She offers classes and workshops at the SunJune Literary Collaborative.
(Please note: This book cannot be returned.)