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Valentine’s Day Reading
Join us for a reading by a diverse selection iof members of our community, including published poets and non-poets. Each reader will have five minutes to read two love poems, either their own or favorites by other authors. Our readers: Neal Coonerty, Chorel Centers, Robert Sward, Joan Zimmerman, Carey Casey, Cynthia White, Tom McKoy, Nancy Miller Gomez, Dane Cervine, Robin Estrin, Len Anderson, Jackie Kremer, Dennis Morton, Clare Wesley, Marc Zegans, Lisa Allen Ortiz.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM, Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 95060.  [ map ].  $3 suggested donation.

Poet/Speak Open Poetry Reading with featured reader Paul Plansky.
Sunday, February 19 at 2:00 PM Santa Cruz Main Library, 224 Church St., Santa Cruz. [map]  Free. Open reading signup begins at 1:50. All ages welcome. Read your own or favorite poems. 3-to-5-minute limit. Hosted by Len Anderson.

Looking Ahead

Co-sponsored Event
Danusha Laméris, Robert Sward, Farnaz Fatemi, Ronaldo V. Wilson, Kevin Devaney, Karen Joy Fowler, Gary Young, Ellen Bass
and Youth Readers from local high schools & the Young Writers Program.
Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Veterans Hall, 846 Front St., Santa Cruz.  [ map ]
Tickets Sliding Scale $10–$50. All ticket proceeds split between 350.org and Santa Cruz Diversity Center. More info and ticket purchase link coming soon! Co-sponsored by Poetry Santa Cruz.

Links to the Poetry Santa Cruz Website
See the Poetry Santa Cruz Events page for more events.
Local Poetry News on our website home page
• In Celebration of the Muse 2017 Call for Submissions
• Robert Sward is the 2016–2018 Santa Cruz County Poet Laureate
• Santa Cruz Poet Shauna Gunderson
• Young Writers Program
• Poetry on the Radio
• Poetry in the Local Media
• Local Periodical Poetry Publications (Hint, Hint, You Can Submit!)
• Breaking into Print: Poetry Books by Local Authors
Poetry Santa Cruz
Other Poetry Events around the Monterey Bay
Poetry Workshops
Looking Ahead
Become a Member of Poetry Santa Cruz and support our 2nd Tuesday reading series, Poet/Speak open readings, the Countywide High School Poetry Competition, Flor y Canto / Flower and Song, the Maude Meehan Memorial Poetry Reading, and the Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Reading.

Contact Poetry Santa Cruz: To SUBSCRIBE or UNSUBSCRIBE, ask a QUESTION, make a SUGGESTION, or to REQUEST LISTING on our website of your Monterey Bay poetry event, send an email to Len Anderson.

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…Our creativity is not a cute thing for weekend dabblers in the arts; it lies at the essence of who we are. We are all creators, and therefore we all have work—good work—awaiting us.….

—Matthew Fox



Poetry Santa Cruz is funded, in part, by a grant from Arts Council Santa Cruz County. Some events are supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from the James Irvine Foundation.  Some readers have received support from the Porter College George Hitchcock Poetry Fund.  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.  The William James Association acted as our fiscal sponsor for our first four years.  Our readings are sponsored by Bookshop Santa Cruz, Darling House, The 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, Donna Mekis, Coffee House Press, Copper Canyon Press, and Farrar, Straus and Giroux.


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