Poetry Santa Cruz Morton Marcus Memorial Reading
Morton Marcus Memorial Reading
Joseph Stroud reads in the Seventh Annual Morton Marcus Poetry Reading. Gary Young will host. The winner of the 2016 Morton Marcus Poetry Contest will give a short reading, including the winning poem.

Joseph Stroud is the author of five books of poetry: In the Sleep of Rivers, Signatures, Below Cold Mountain, Country of Light, and the most recent, Of This World, New & Selected Poems, which was selected by the San Francisco Poetry Center as the outstanding book by an American poet for the year 2010. It was also short-listed for the PEN Literary Award USA and the Commonwealth California Book of the Year. His work has earned a Pushcart Prize, has been featured on American Public Media’s “The Writer’s Almanac,” and he has appeared as a guest poet on “A Prairie Home Companion.” His awards include the Witter Bynner Fellowship in Poetry from the Library of Congress, the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the prestigious Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award.

Read five poems by Joseph Stroud on the Writer’s Almanac website.

6:00 PM Thursday, November 3, 2016 in the Cabrillo College Forum 450, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos 95003.
Doors open 5:30, Admission Free, no tickets, seating capacity 253.
[ See map for the location of Cabrillo College ]  Free parking in lots E, F, G, and H. All other lots will be ticketed. Carpooling and early arrival recommended.
Cabrillo Map
This event is presented by Poetry Santa Cruz, Ow Family Properties, UC Santa Cruz, Cabrillo College, and Santa Cruz Writes.
[ See www.mortonmarcus.com ]

Poetry Santa Cruz has been funded, in part, by grants from Arts Council of Santa Cruz County.  Some events are supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from the James Irvine Foundation.  Poetry Santa Cruz is also grateful for the support of its members and donors, In Celebration of the Muse, and those who donated in memory of Maude Meehan, Kathleen Flowers, Morton Marcus and Hermie Medley.  William James Association acted as our fiscal sponsor for our first four years.  Our readings are supported by Bookshop Santa Cruz, Capitola Book Café, Darling House, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Cabrillo College, and KUSP.  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.

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