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Below is a list of the events presented by Poetry Santa Cruz since the beginning of 2002. For Poetry Santa Cruz events in 2001 and events from the National Writers Union series going all the way back to 1997, go to our Deep Archive Page.

If the date is colored, you can click on it to read more about the event.  We list some Featured Books by our authors on our website, with links so that you can buy them online. Click on [books] next to an author’s name to see their featured books. Click on [poem] next to an author’s name to see a poem published online.  Click on [website] to go to the author’s website.  Read interviews with select authors by pressing the link on their names.
 

2016
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Lisa Bennett December 18, 2016
Dane Cervine, Robin Estrin, and Bert Glick December 13, 2016
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Cynthia White November 20, 2016
Joseph Stroud reading in the Seventh Annual Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Reading November 3, 2016
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with All Open Reading October 16, 2016
Maria Garcia Teutsch and Debra Spencer October 18, 2016
Voices of the River with Robert Sward, Alison Luterman, Danusha Laméris, Armando Alcaraz, David Swanger, Farnaz Fatemi, and Stephen Kessler September 24, 2016
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Emily Bording September 11, 2016
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with All Open Reading August 21, 2016
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Shauna Gunderson July 17, 2016
Dana Gioia and Robert Sward July 12, 2016
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Gabriel Kittle-Cervine June 19, 2016
Kim Dower and William Minor June 14, 2016
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Lady Michal Lauren May 22, 2016
23rd Annual Santa Cruz County High School Poetry Competition Reading and Awards Celebration Reading and Awards Celebration May 18, 2016 and Call for Submissions
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Keith Emmons April 17, 2016
Anne-Marie Fyfe and C. L. Dallat April 12, 2016
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Eike Waltz March 20, 2016
Steve Kowit Memorial Reading March 8, 2016
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Don Lind February 21, 2016
Kita Shantiris and Doren Robbins February 9, 2016
Heather Altfeld and Lisa Allen Ortiz January 12, 2016
2015
Kevin Devaney, Farnaz Fatemi and James Maughn December 8, 2015
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Wendy Wilkins November 12, 2015
Al Young reading in the Sixth Annual Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Reading November 12, 2015
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Mary Lou Taylor October 18, 2015
Rebecca Foust and Danusha Laméris reading in the Seventh Annual Maude Meehan Memorial Poetry Reading October 13, 2015
Voices of the River with Ellen Bass, Natalie Diaz, Paul Hoover, Danusha Laméris, Armando Alcaraz, David Swanger, and Jasmine Schlafke September 20, 2015
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Kate Aver Avraham September 13, 2015
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Nancy Hofmann August 16, 2015
Troy Jollimore and Maggie Paul August 11, 2015
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Geneffa Popatia Jonker July 19, 2015
Alison Luterman and J.P. Dancing Bear July 14, 2015
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with All Open Reading June 21, 2015
Shirley Ancheta, Nils Michals, and Erica Goss June 9, 2015
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with All Open Reading May 24, 2015
22nd Annual Santa Cruz County High School Poetry Competition Reading and Awards Celebration Reading and Awards Celebration May 21, 2015 and Call for Submissions
Sholeh Wolpe and Adela Najarro May 12, 2015
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Dion O’Reilly April 19, 2015
Marjorie Simon and Curt Anderson April 14, 2015
4th Annual Flor y Canto with poetry and music with Special Guest Alex Espinoza and featuring Shirley Ancheta, Elvira Cuevas, Carolina Evans Roman, Rebecca Garcia, Francisco Iñiguez, Geneffa Jonker, Sandra Macias, Adela Najarro, Joe Navarro, Ekua Omosupe, Maggie Paul, Lisa Simon, and David Sullivan. Five open mic spots are available for members of the community on a first-come, first-served basis for poetry or song. March 20, 2015
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Manfred Luege March 15, 2015
Jericho Brown and Ellen Bass March 10, 2015
33nd Annual In Celebration of the Muse, featuring 17 local women authors: Danusha Laméris, Tilly Washburn Shaw, Adela Najarro, Ellen Treen, Kate Hitt, Kim Scheiblauer, Farnaz Fatemi, Laurel Tanza, Robin Somers, Lisa Simon, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Patricia Zylius, Carolyn Brigit Flynn, Clifford Henderson, Shirley Ancheta, Patti Sirens, and Lisa Allen Ortiz. March 7, 2015
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured poems by Virgil Banks February 15, 2015
Ellery Akers and Bert Glick February 10, 2015
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Martina Nicholson January 18, 2015
Charles Atkinson, Alta Ifland, Lisa Allen Ortiz, and Ken Weisner January 13, 2015
2014
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Ron Lampi December 21, 2014
Willis Barnstone and Tony Barnstone December 9, 2014
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Darrell Darling November 16, 2014
Peter Everwine and C.J. Hanzlicek reading in the Fifth Annual Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Reading November 13, 2014
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Alyssa Young October 19, 2014
Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs and Patrice Vecchione reading in the Sixth Annual Maude Meehan Memorial Poetry Reading October 14, 2014
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Magdalena Montagne September 19, 2014
99 Poems for the 99 Percent: a Reading from the Anthology with Readers: Dean Rader, Dennis Richardson, Sally Ashton, Joan Gelfand, J. P. Dancing Bear, and C. J. Sage September 9, 2014
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Bert Glick August 17, 2014
Favorite Poem Project Reading August 12, 2014
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Dan Phillips July 20, 2014
Tess Taylor and Debra Spencer July 8, 2014
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Rudy Calderón June 15, 2014
Rodger Kamenetz and Stephen Kessler June 10, 2014
Rodger Kamenetz gives Two Poetry Workshops: Dreams and Poetry June 7 and 8, 2014
21st Annual Santa Cruz County High School Poetry Competition Reading and Awards Celebration Reading and Awards Celebration
Martín Espada and Adela Najarro May 20, 2014
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Kyle Shanebeck May 18, 2014
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Jim Russo April 20, 2014
3rd Annual Flor y Canto with poetry and music with Special Guest California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and featuring Lalo Alvarez, Mavel Armijo, Aquiles Borges, Herminia Borge, Dina El Dessouky, Rebecca Garcia, Julie Guerrero, Helene Simkin Jara, Geneffa Popatia Jonker, Joanna Martin, Joe Navarro, Maggie Paul, Lisa Simon, and Ruby Vasquez. Four open mic spots are available for members of the community on a first-come, first-served basis for poetry or song. April 19, 2014
George Bilgere and Diana Hartog April 1, 2014
Poetry and Book Arts Extravaganza III at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, a collaboration of the Museum of Art and History, Poetry Santa Cruz, and Book Arts Santa Cruz March 21, 2014
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Susan Allison March 16, 2014
Ellen Bass and Danusha Laméris March 11, 2014
31st Annual In Celebration of the Muse, featuring 21 local women authors: Debra Spencer, Joan Zimmerman, Laura Davis, Liz Rapis Picco, Robin Lysne, Jo-Ann Birch, Becky Hall, Sarah Rabkin, Helene Simkin Jara, Wilma Marcus Chandler, Rosie King, Ellen Treen, Kate Aver Avraham, Joanie Maro, Patricia Zylius, Adela Najarro, Dina El Dessouky, Barbara Bloom, Magdalena Montagne, Neli Moody, and Clifford Henderson. March 8, 2014
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured readers Roxan McDonald and Nancy Miller Gomez February 16, 2014
Michael Hannon and Gary Young February 11, 2014
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Joyce Keller January 19, 2014
Kate Aver Avraham, Joanie Maro, Joanna Martin, and Michael Wolfe January 14, 2014
2013
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Leah Lubin December 15, 2013
David Swanger, Tilly Washburn Shaw and Douglas McClellan December 10, 2013
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Lisa Simon November 17, 2013
Naomi Shihab Nye in the 4th annual Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Reading November 14, 2013
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Stanley Skipper Winder October 20, 2013
Claire Braz-Valentine and Barbara Bloom in the 5th annual Maude Meehan Memorial Poetry Reading October 8, 2013
Poets Respond to Violence September 22, 2013
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Nora Grant September 15, 2013
Martina Evans Poetry Workshop: Where Film Meets Poetry September 14, 2013
Martina Evans and Patrice Vecchione September 10, 2013
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Mary Addems Carr August 18, 2013
Favorite Poem Reading Pop-Up Museum August 13, 2013
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Kevin Devaney July 21, 2013
Susan Cohen and David Allen Sullivan July 9, 2013
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Anna Citrino June 16, 2013
James Arthur, Pamela O’Shaughnessy, and Tomas Q. Morín June 11, 2013
20th Annual Santa Cruz County High School Poetry Competition Reading and Awards Celebration May 20, 2013
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Teetle Clawson May 19, 2013
Steve Kowit and Frances Hatfield May 14, 2013
2nd Annual Flor y Canto with poetry and music featuring Shirley Ancheta, John Olivares Espinoza, Carolina Evans Roman, Rebecca Garcia, Francisco Iñiguez, Helene Simkin Jara, Sandra Macias, Geneffa Jonker, Danusha Laméris, Sandra Macís, Fanya Montalvo, Magdalena Montagne, Adela Najarro, Joe Navarro, Ekua Omosupe, Stan Rushworth, and Philip Wagner; musician Armando Alcaraz; dancer Lalo Alvarez. and three open mic readers. April 26, 2013
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Jake Young April 21, 2013
Dane Cervine, Helene Simkin Jara, James Maughn, and Patricia Zylius April 9, 2013
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Wilfredo Castaño March 17, 2013
Christopher Buckley and Neli Moody March 12, 2013
30th Annual In Celebration of the Muse, featuring 20 local women authors: Danusha Laméris, Frances Hatfield, Ellen Treen, Teetle Clawson, Marilyn Robertson, Geneffa Popatia Jonker, Helene Simkin Jara, Joanna Martin, Patricia Zylius, Patti Jazanoski, Chieun Gloria Kim, Kim Scheiblauer, Alta Ifland, Kate Evans, Clifford Henderson, Jonell Jel'enedra, Ellen Bass, and Patti Sirens. March 2, 2013
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Suzanne Morrow February 14, 2013
Charles Bernstein and C.J. Sage February 12, 2013
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Robin Lysne January 20, 2013
Poetry and Book Arts Extravaganza at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, a collaboration of the Museum of Art and History, Poetry Santa Cruz, and Book Arts Santa Cruz January 18, 2013
Alta Ifland, Charles Atkinson, and Tsering Wangmo Dhompa January 8, 2013
2012
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Erich McIntosh December 16, 2012
Alice Jones and Brad Crenshaw December 2, 2012
Adrienne Rich Memorial Reading December 2, 2012
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Dick Green November 18, 2012
Arthur Sze in the 3rd annual Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Reading November 10, 2012
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader George Burns October 21, 2012
D. Nurkse and Gary Young October 9, 2012
Chase Twichell in the 4th annual Maude Meehan Memorial Poetry Reading October 6, 2012
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Dane Cervine September 16, 2012
Eva Salzman, Brenda Hillman, and Siobhán Campbell September 11, 2012
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Joyce Keller August 19, 2012
Catherine Barnett and Erica Goss August 14, 2012
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Bert Glick July 15, 2012
Dana Gioia July 10, 2012
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Buzz Anderson June 17, 2012
Favorite Poem Project Reading June 12, 2012
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured readers Joan Zimmerman, Beverly Momoi, Patricia Machmiller, and Carol Steele of the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society May 20, 2012
19th Annual Santa Cruz County High School Poetry Competition Reading and Awards Celebration May 17, 2012
T.C. Marshall, Maggie Paul, Debra Spencer and Robert Sward May 8, 2012
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Andy Couturier April 15, 2012
2nd Annual Flor y Canto with poetry and music featuring Elvira Cuevas, John Olivares Espinoza, Francisco Iñiguez, Helene Simkin Jara, Danusha Laméris, Sandra Macias, Fanya Montalvo, Adela Najarro, Joe Navarro, Maggie Paul, Carolina Evans Roman, Lisa Simon, David Sullivan, Ruby Vasquez, and Jose Javier Zamora; musicians Armando Alcaraz and Lisa Simon; dancer Lalo Alvarez. and three open mic readers. April 14, 2012
Troy Jolllimore and Len Anderson April 10, 2012
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Darryl Darling March 20, 2012
Travis Mossotti and Ingrid Browning Moody March 13, 2012
30th Annual In Celebration of the Muse, featuring 20 local women authors: Ellen Treen, Barbara Bloom, Adela Najarro, Lisa Simon, Julie Hannah Brower, Laura Young, Tilly Washburn Shaw, Elizabeth McKenzie, Dee Roe, Patricia Zylius, Alta Ifland, Clifford Henderson, Lisa Allen Ortiz, Farnaz Fatemi, Susan Freeman, Suki Wessling, Jo-Ann Birch, Rosie King, Ellen Bass, Danusha Laméris.  Ellen Treen received the In Celebration of the Muse Chapbook Award 2012. March 10, 2012
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Catherine O'Kelly February 19, 2012
Toi Derricotte and Ellen Bass February 7, 2012
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Patricia Grube January 15, 2012
Angie Boissevain, Kevin Opstedal, and Pamela O’Shaughnessy January 10, 2012
2011
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Joe Navarro December 18, 2011
Lola Haskins and David Thorn December 13, 2011
Poetry Workshop with Lola Haskins December 11, 2011
Kay Ryan in the 2nd annual Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Reading November 20, 2011
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Jennifer Lagier November 6, 2011
Jane Hirshfield in the 3rd annual Maude Meehan Memorial Poetry Reading October 29, 2011
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Ted Gehrke October 16, 2011
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Nick Herbert September 18, 2011
Jessie Lendennie and Kevin Simmonds September 13, 2011
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Frances Harfield August 21, 2011
Dian Duchin Reed, Tilly Washburn Shaw, T. Mike Walker and Ken Weisner August 9, 2011
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Magdalena Montagne July 17, 2011
Favorite Poem Project Reading July 12, 2011
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Casey FitzSymons June 19, 2011
Melissa Stein and Lisa Allen Ortiz June 14, 2011
18th Annual Santa Cruz County High School Poetry Competition Reading and Awards Celebration May 17, 2011
Pascale Petit and Rebecca Foust May 10, 2011
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Jim Russo May 8, 2011
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Jessica Woods April 17, 2011
First Annual Flor y Canto with poetry and music featuring Adela Najarro, Helene Jara, Ekua Omosupe, Armando Alcaraz (songs), Francisco Iñiguez, Shirley Ancheta, Rebeca Villafaña (songs), Jeff Tagami, Sandra Macías, David Sullivan, Ruby Vasquez, Danusha Laméris, Lalo Alvarez (dance), Joe Navarro and three open mic readers. April 16, 2011
Richard Tillinghast and Doren Robbins April 12, 2011
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Jean Walton Wolff March 20, 2011
Kim Addonizio and Susan Browne March 15, 2011
In Celebration of the Muse, featuring 20 local women authors: Kate Aver Avraham, Terri Drake, Marilyn Robertson, Ellen Treen, Ziggy Rendler-Bregman, Peggy Heinrich, Julie Hannah Brower, Beth Benjamin, April Reed, Jessica Woods, Patricia Zylius, Kim Scheiblauer, Ellen Bass, Wilma Marcus Chandler, Angie Boissevain, Susan Freeman, Jo-Ann Birch, Maggie Paul, Lisa Allen Ortiz, Danusha Laméris.  Kate Aver Avraham received the In Celebration of the Muse Chapbook Award 2011. March 5, 2011
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Tamara Lynn Scott February 20, 2011
Dean Rader and Dion Farquhar [books] February 8, 2011
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Dan Guerra January 16, 2011
John Olivares Espinoza and Kirsten Hemmy January 11, 2011
Flor y Canto / Flower and Song: Open Reading with featured readers Carolina Evans-Roman January 6, 2011
2010
Nils Peterson and Sally Ashton December 14, 2010
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Daniel Yaryan November 21, 2010
Robert Hass in the 1st annual Morton Marcus Memorial Reading, with Gary Young, Stephen Kessler and Joseph Stroud November 6, 2010
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Fred Pohlmann October 17, 2010
Josephine Dickinson [books] and Douglas McClellan October 12, 2010
Flor y Canto / Flower and Song: Open Reading with featured readers Carmen H. Nuzum October 7, 2010
Carol Muske-Dukes [books] in the 2nd annual Maude Meehan Memorial Reading October 2, 2010
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Eleanor Carolan September 19, 2010
Keith Ekiss [books] and J. P. Dancing Bear [books] September 14, 2010
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Nicola Amadora September 19, 2010
Tim Fitzmaurice, Bert Glick [books], Joanna Martin [books] and Marilyn Robertson August 10, 2010
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Jo-Ann Birch July 18, 2010
Favorite Poem Project Reading in Scotts Valley July 13, 2010
Flor y Canto / Flower and Song: Open Reading with featured readers Elvira Cuevas and Sandra Macias July 1, 2010
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with all open reading June 20, 2010
Gwyneth Lewis [books], Catie Rosemurgy [books] and James Maughn [books] June 8, 2010
17th Annual Santa Cruz County High School Poetry Competition Reading and Awards Celebration May 18, 2010
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Manfred Luedge May 16, 2010
Taije Silverman [books] and Maria Teutsch [books] May 11, 2010
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Farnaz Fatemi April 18, 2010
Atsuro Riley [books] and Stephen Kessler [books] April 13, 2010
Flor y Canto / Flower and Song: Open Reading with featured reader Lisa Simon April 1, 2010
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Lisa Allen Ortiz March 21, 2010
Cecilia Woloch [books] and Jeff Tagami [books] March 9, 2010
In Celebration of the Muse, featuring 20 local women authors: Angie Boissevain, Joan Zimmerman, Lisa Allen Ortiz, Rosie King, Jo-Ann Birch, Farnaz Fatemi, Maggie Paul, Hermie Medley’s poems read by Gail Brenner, Julie Murphy, Adela Najarro, Ellen Treen, Ellen Bass, Danusha Laméris, Kate Aver Avraham, Alta Ifland, Killarney Clary, Susan Freeman, Micah Perks, Barbara Bloom, and Julia Alter-Canvin.  Angie Boissevain received the In Celebration of the Muse Chapbook Award 2010. March 6, 2010
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Joan McMillan February 21, 2010
Jack Marshall [books] and Cheryl Dumesnil [books] February 9, 2010
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Janet Trenchard January 17, 2010
James Scully [books] and Adrienne Rich [books] January 12, 2010
Flor y Canto / Flower and Song: Open Reading with featured reader David Allen Sullivan [books] January 7, 2010
2009
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with no featured reader December 27, 2009
Robin Ekiss [books] and George Lober [books] December 8, 2009
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Robin Somers November 15, 2009
Rebecca Foust [books] and Danusha Laméris November 10, 2009
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Adela Najarro October 25, 2009
Lucille Cifton [books] October 21, 2009
Jane Mead [books] and Brian Teare [books] October 13, 2009
Flor y Canto / Flower and Song: Open Reading with featured reader Joe Navarro October 1, 2009
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Devin Murphy September 27, 2009
Laurel Blossom [books] and Gary Young [books] September 8, 2009
Morton Marcus [books] September 1, 2009
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Jay Salter August 23, 2009
Poetry Workshop with Eva Salzman August 15, 2009
Eva Salzman [books] and Patti Sirens [books] >August 11, 2009
Flor y Canto / Flower and Song: Open Reading with featured reader Helene Simkin Jara August 6, 2009
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader John Laue July 28, 2009
Francisco X. Alarcón [books] and Lorna Dee Cervantes [books] July 14, 2009
Poetry Workshop with Lorna Dee Cervantes July 12, 2009
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Monica Woelfel June 28, 2009
Kate Aver Avraham, Shimmy Boyle, Wilma Marcus Chandler and Ken Weisner [books] June 9, 2009
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Gail Brenner May 24, 2009
16th Annual Santa Cruz County High School Poetry Competition Reading and Awards Celebration May 19, 2009
Bill Siverly [books], Lisa Starr [books] and Coleman Barks [books] May 12, 2009
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Nancy Hofmann April 26, 2009
August Kleinzahler [books] and Morton Marcus [books] April 14, 2009
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Sharman Murphy March 22, 2009
Dobby Gibson [books] and Matt Hart [books] >March 10, 2009
In Celebration of the Muse, featuring 20 local women authors: Bernice Rendrick, Jenny DıAngelo, Kim Scheiblauer, Nancy Gauquier, Sarah Rabkin, Karen Tei Yamashita, Ingrid Moody, Kate Aver Avraham, Terri Drake, Ellen Treen, Patti Sirens, Hermie Medley, Debra Spencer, Neli Moody, Susan Heinlein, Robin Somers, Shirley Ancheta, Carolyn Brigit Flynn, Angie Boissevain, Ellen Bass.  Bernice Rendrick received the In Celebration of the Muse Chapbook Award 2009. >March 7, 2009
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Melinda Rice February 22, 2009
D. Nurkse [books] and Stephen Kessler [books] February 10, 2009
Poetry Workshop with D. Nurkse [books] February 7, 2009
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Ziggy Rendler Bregman January 25, 2009
Roz Spafford [books] and William Minor [books] January 13, 2009
2008
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Mary A. Carr December 14, 2008
Joseph Stroud [books] and Susan Freeman December 9, 2008
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader David Sahner November 9, 2008
April Ossmann [books] and Ed Pavlic [books] October 14, 2008
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Janet M. McEwan October 12, 2008
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Elowyn Corby September 14, 2008
Brian Turner [books] and Maggie Paul [books] September 9, 2008
The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry, with Adela Najarro, David Dominguez, John Olivares Espinoza and Scott Inguito August 12, 2008
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Martina Nicholson, M.D. August 10, 2008
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Rudolph Tenenbaum July 13, 2008
Len Anderson [books], Kathleen Flowers [books], Bernice Rendrick and David Allen Sullivan [books] July 8, 2008
Kirk Glaser, Rosie King [books], C. J. Sage [books]and Jean Vengua [books] June 10, 2008
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Peggy Heinrich June 8, 2008
15th Annual High School Poetry Competition Reading May 20, 2008
Bear Flag Republic: Prose Poems and Poetics from California with Christopher Buckley [books], Gary Young [books], Morton Marcus [books], Robert Sward [books], Stephen Kessler [books], Alta Ifland [books], Doren Robbins [books], Diane Franks, Ana Delgadillo and Eliot Schain >May 13, 2008
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Nancy Gauquier May 11, 2008
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Maria Garcia Teutsch April 13, 2008
Nickole Brown [books] and Dan Gerber [books] April 8, 2008
Nin Andrews [books] and Charles Atkinson [books] March 18, 2008
In Celebration of the Muse, featuring local women authors Kathleen Flowers, Bernice Rendrick, Patricia Zylius, Karen Ackland, Barbara Leon, Susan Freeman, Kathryn Petruccelli, Lisa Simon, Maria Garcia Teusch, Barbara Bloom, Hermie Medley, Ellen Bass, Patti Jazanoski, Monica Woelfel, Gail Brenner, Danusha Lameris, Ellen Treen, Eugenia Hepworth Petty, Alta Ifland, and Patti Sirens.  Kathleen Flowers received the In Celebration of the Muse Chapbook Award. March 9, 2008
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Kate Aver Avraham March 9, 2008
John Balaban [books] and Amber Coverdale Sumrall [books] February 12, 2008
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Lesley-Anne Taylor February 10, 2008
Robert Bly [books] with Jay Leeming, Marcus Wise and Bruce Hamm January 13, 2008
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Olivia Murphy January 13, 2008
John Menaghan [books] and Dane Cervine [books] January 8, 2008
2007
Favorite Poem Project Reading >December 11, 2007
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Alanna Alter December 9, 2007
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with no featured reader, all open reading November 25, 2007
Celebrating Santa Cruz Poetry Diva Maude Meehan: An Afternoon of Poems and Stories presented by Patrice Vecchione and Amber Coverdale Sumrall.  With Dena Taylor, Lillian Heritage, Morton Marcus, Gail Meehan, Charlie Meehan, Claudia Sternbach, Tilly Shaw, Ken Weisner, Gael Roziere, Stephen Kessler, Gary Young, Julie Edwards, Ellen Treen reading for Diane di Prima, and Rebecca Meehan. November 18, 2007
Ralph Angel [books] and Alta Ifland [books] November 13, 2007
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Joyce Keller October 14, 2007
Michael Hannon [books] and Patrice Vecchione [books] October 9, 2007
The Emerald Street Poets reading from their anthology Harvest from the Emerald Orchard, Poems by Julia Alter-Canvin, Len Anderson, Virgil Banks, Dane Cervine, Jenny DıAngelo, Guarionex Delgado, Kathleen Flowers, Robin Lysne, Joanna Martin, Phyllis Mayfield, Maggie Paul, Stuart Presley, Carol Rodriguez, Joan Safajek, Lisa Simon, Robin Straub and Philip Wagner. September 25, 2007
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Pablo Teasdale September 16, 2007
Dorianne Laux [books], Joseph Millar [books] and Ellen Bass [books] September 11, 2007
Poetry Workshop with Lola Haskins [books] September 2, 2007
J.P. Dancing Bear [books], Dion Farquhar [books], Debra Spencer [books] and Philip Wagner August 14, 2007
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader T. Mike Walker August 12, 2007
James Hoch [books] and Barbara Bloom [books] July 10, 2007
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Wilma Marcus Chandler July 8, 2007
Ellen Bass [books] and Phyllis Koestenbaum [books] June 12, 2007
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Eleanor van Houten June 10, 2007
14th Annual High School Poetry Competition Reading May 22, 2007
Troy Jollimore [books] and Kate Gale [books] May 15, 2007
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Winifred Baer May 13, 2007
Jim Moore [books] and David Swanger [books] April 10, 2007
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Virgil Banks April 8, 2007
Celebration of the 125th Birthday of James Joyce March 22, 2007
Robert Priest [books] and Jeffrey Harrison [books] March 13, 2007
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Megan Lee March 11, 2007
Susan Rich [books] and Diana Hartog [books] >February 13, 2007
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Eugenia Hepworth Petty February 11, 2007
Robert Bly [books] with accompaniment by Marcus Wise and Bruce Hamm February 4, 2007
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Bert Glick January 14, 2007
Kathleen Lynch [books] and Dorren Robbins [books] January 9, 2007
2006
Favorite Poem Project Reading December 12, 2006
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Sylvia Bortin Patience December 10, 2006
Ten Emerging College Poets November 28, 2006
David Barber [books] and Matthew Zapruder [books] November 14, 2006
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Pam O'Shaughnessy November 12, 2006
2006 Poetry Bus Tour Readings and Workshops October 21, 2006
Matthea Harvey [books] and Neli Moody [books] October 10, 2006
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured reader Patricia Grube October 8, 2006
August Kleinzahler [books] and Rebecca Black [books] September 19, 2006
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with all open reading September 10, 2006
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured Reader Luke Warm Water August 13, 2006
Kevin Prufer [books] and Gary Young [books] August 8, 2006
Kevin Boyle [books] and Hermie Medley July 11, 2006
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured Reader Patricia Zylius July 9, 2006
Kathleen Flowers, Doug McClellan, Kathryn Petruccelli and Patti Sirens [books] June 13, 2006
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured Reader Helene Simkin Jara June 11, 2006
13th Annual High School Poetry Competition Reading May 23, 2006
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured Reader Lauren Crux May 14, 2006
Malena Mörling [books] and Joel Brouwer [books] May 9, 2006
Willis Barnstone [books] and Tony Barnstone [books] April 25, 2006
Vern Rutsala, [books] Lewis Turco [books] and Morton Marcus [books] April 11, 2006
Poetry Workshop with Vern Rutsala and Lewis Turco April 9, 2006
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured Reader Rufus Daigle April 9, 2006
Matthew Rohrer [books] and Joshua Beckman [books] March 14, 2006
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured Readers Brian Morrisey and Samuel Salerno March 12, 2006
Jane Hirshfield [books] March 7, 2006
Sarah Arvio [books] and Tilly Washburn Shaw [books] February 28, 2006
Robert Bly [books] February 16, 2006
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured Reader Tish Eastman February 12, 2006
Vijay Seshadri [books] and Nika Cruz January 10, 2006
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured Readers Maria Davico and Bob Stamp January 8, 2006
2005
Gary Gach [books] and Dane Cervine [books] December 13, 2005
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured Readers Susan Drake and Ian Livingston December 11, 2005
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured Readers Jenny D’Angelo and Kim Scheiblauer November 13, 2005
Pascale Petit [books] and Robert Minhinnick [books] November 8, 2005
Gabrielle Calvocoressi [books] and Peter Campion [books] October 25, 2005
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with featured Readers Ellen Hart and Bernice Rendrick October 9, 2005
Al Young [website] [books] October 2, 2005
Victoria Chang [website] [books] and Charles Atkinson [books] September 27, 2005
Alicia Ostriker [website] [books] and Patrice Vecchione [website] [books] September 13, 2005
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with all open reading September 11, 2005
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with Julia Alter [books] and Dian Duchin Reed featured August 14, 2005
Mary Szybist [books] and Jerry Harp [books] >August 9, 2005
B.H. Fairchild [books] and Nils Peterson [books] July 12, 2005
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with Carolyn Dille and Carolyn Davis Rudolph featured July 10, 2005
Martha Rhodes [books] Daniel Tobin [books] and Robert Thomas [website] [books] June 14, 2005
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with Angie Boissevain and Dan Phillips [books] featured June 12, 2005
D. Nurkse [books] and David Swanger [books] May 24, 2005
12th Annual High School Poetry Competition Reading and Awards Celebration May 17, 2005
Brian Teare [books] and T.C. Marshall May 10, 2005
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with Beth Pittenger and Barbara Bloom featured May 8, 2005
Favorite Poem Project Reading April 26, 2005
C. Dale Young [books]and Geri Doran [books] April 12, 2005
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with J. W. James [books] and Kristi Vanderhoof featured April 10, 2005
Christopher Buckley [books] and Gary Young [books] March 22, 2005
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with Don Lind and Margarite Tuchardt featured March 13, 2005
Lola Haskins [books] and Frank X. Gaspar [books] March 8, 2005
Poetry Workshop with Lola Haskins [books] March 6, 2005
The Hummingbird Press Poets: Julia Alter, Len Anderson, Jonell Esme Jel'enedra, George Lober, Joanna Martin, Joseph Keller McNeilly, Tilly Washburn Shaw, Debra Spencer and Ken Weisner. February 15, 2005
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with The Poet J.C. and Don Lobner featured February 13, 2005
Dee Roe, Nika Cruz and Danusha Lameris de Garza February 8, 2005
Cecilia Woloch [books] and Ilya Kaminsky [books] January 11, 2005
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with Neli Moody and Dan Linehan [books] featured January 9, 2005
Release Party for The Anthology of Monterey Bay Poets 2004 January 8, 2005
2004
Favorite Poem Project Reading December 14, 2004
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with Kate Hitt and Dennis Holt featured December 12, 2004
Gail Wronsky [books] and Debra Spencer [books] November 23, 2004
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with Rosie King featured November 14, 2004
Meg Schoerke [books] and J.P. Dancing Bear [website] [books] November 9, 2004
Robert Sward [website] [books] October 26, 2004
Claudia Keelan [books] October 12, 2004
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with Barbara Leon and George Lober featured October 10, 2004
Eva Salzman [website] [books] and Jonell Esmé Jel’enedra [books] September 14, 2004
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with Patrice Vecchione [website] [books] featured. September 12, 2004
Poets Against the War September 11, 2004
Thomas Cleary, Bannie Chow [books] and Stephen Kessler [books] August 10, 2004
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with no featured readers, All Open Reading. August 8, 2004
Catherine Barnett [books] and Ryan Masters [books] July 27, 2004
Kim Addonizio [website] [books] and Susan Browne [books] July 13, 2004
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with Terri Drake and Paul Berner featured July 11, 2004
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with Marty Campbell and Marilyn Robertson featured June 13, 2004
Steve Kowit [books] and Alice Jones [books] June 8, 2004
11th Annual High School Poetry Competition Reading May 18, 2004
Amaud Jamaul Johnson and Kat Meads [books] May 11, 2004
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with Charles Schubert and Pete Shanks featured May 8, 2004
Favorite Poem Project Reading April 27, 2004
klipschutz [books] and Jean Véngua Gier April 20, 2004
Natasha Sajé [books] and Frances Payne Adler [books] April 13, 2004
John Balaban [website] [books] and Matthew Zapruder [books] April 6, 2004
Jack Litewka and Jeff Tagami [books] March 23, 2004
Poet/Speak: third Birthday Celebration Open Reading with Joyce Keller and Eric Holden featured March 14, 2004
Peter Pereira [books] and Joanna Martin [books] March 9, 2004
Clemens Starck [books] and Morton Marcus [website] [books] February 24, 2004
Julia Alter [books] February 10, 2004
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with Susan Freeman and George Burns featured February 8, 2004
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with Anita Lechuga featured January 11, 2004
2003
Joseph Millar [books] and Dorianne Laux [books] December 16, 2003
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with Marcia Adams featured December 14, 2003
Favorite Poem Project Reading in the Davenport Cash Store December 9, 2003
Mark Turpin [books] and Philip Wagner November 25, 2003
Virginia Chase Sutton [books] and Len Anderson [books] November 12, 2003
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with Maggie Paul and Philip Wagner featured November 9, 2003
Melody Lacina [books] and Erika Meitner [books] October 28, 2003
Jenny Factor [books] and Lana Porcello October 14, 2003
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with the Monterey Slam Team featured October 12, 2003
Toi Derricotte [books] and Ellen Bass [website] [books] September 23, 2003
Diane di Prima [books] and Maria Mazziotti Gillan [books] September 17, 2003
Poet/Speak: Open Reading with Ken Weisner [books] featured September 14, 2003
Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs [books] and Patrice Vecchione [books] September 9, 2003
The Daughters of Yam: devorah major [books] and Opal Palmer Adisa [books] accompanied by musician Kash Killion August 12, 2003
Poet/Speak: All Open Reading August 10, 2003
Poet/Speak: Joseph McNeilly and Robin Lopez Lysne with Open Reading July 13, 2003
Greg Hewett [books] and Joanna Martin [books] July 8, 2003
Sesshu Foster [books] and Dion Farquhar June 10, 2003
Poet/Speak: Patricia Grube and Renata Kynast with Open Reading June 8, 2003
10th Annual Countywide High School Poetry Competition May 22, 2003
Favorite Poem Project Reading in Capitola Book Cafe May 20, 2003
C. G. Hanzlicek [books] and William O'Daly [books] May 13, 2003
Poet/Speak: Debra Spencer and Dee Roe with Open Reading May 11, 2003
Contemporary Mexican Poetry, Two New Anthologies: A Reading [books] May 6, 2003, 7:30 pm
Contemporary Mexican Poetry, Two New Anthologies: A Colloquium [books] May 6, 2003, 3:30 pm
Jane Mead [books] and John Brehm April 22, 2003
Barbara Ras [books] and Joseph McNeilly [books] April 15, 2003
Poet/Speak: Amber Coverdale Sumrall and Jude Balthis with Open Reading April 13, 2003
Geoff Brock and Rob Wilson [books] April 8, 2003
Poets of the Non-Existent City: Los Angeles in the McCarthy Era [books] April 1, 2003
Anita Barrows [books] and Ted Kagy March 25, 2003
Rick Barot [books] and Julia Alter March 11, 2003
Poet/Speak: Joanna Martin and Len Anderson with Open Reading March 9, 2003
Monterey Bay Poets Against the War March 4, 2003
Sarah Arvio [books] and Patti Sirens [books] February 11, 2003
Sam Hamill [books] and Joseph Stroud [books] February 10, 2003
Poet/Speak: Kate Evans and Elaine Schwartz with Open Reading February 9, 2003
All Poets' Day Celebration January 24, 2003
Poet/Speak: Kathryn Petruccelli and Kate Noakes with Open Reading January 19, 2003
Favorite Poem Project Reading in Boo0kshop Santa Cruz January 14, 2003
2002
Robert Sward [books] [website]
and Tilly Shaw [books]
December 10, 2002
Poet/Speak: Julia Alter and Dane Cervine with Open Reading December 8, 2002
Lola Haskins [books] [website] [poem] [poem]
and Mary Lou Taylor [books]
November 26, 2002
Aliki Barnstone [books] [website] [poem] [poem]
and Jennifer Michael Hecht [books] [website]
November 12, 2002
Poet/Speak: Kim Nelson with Open Reading November 10, 2002
Martha Rhodes [books] [poem] [poem] [poem]
and Ellen Dudley [books] [website]
October 22, 2002
Poet/Speak: Kathleen Flowers and Carol Housner with Open Reading October 13, 2002
Ralph Angel [books]
and Tony Barnstone [books] [website] [poem]
October 8, 2002
Morton Marcus [books] October 7, 2002
Cornelius Eady [books]
and Meg Kearney [books] [website] [poem] [poem]
September 24, 2002
Francisco X. Alarcon [books] [poem]
and Diana Garcia [books]
September 17, 2002
David Sullivan and Marilyn Robertson September 10, 2002
Poet/Speak: Patti Sirens with Open Reading September 8, 2002
Dane Cervine, SeSe Geddes, Charles Schubert and Suki Wessling August 13, 2002
Poet/Speak Open Reading with no featured readers August 11, 2002
George Lober [books]
and Aaron Baker
July 23, 2002
Poet/Speak: Hermie Medley and Phyllis Mayfield with Open Reading July 14, 2002
William Minor [books]
and Bert Glick [books] [website]
July 9, 2002
Marcia Adams, Guarionex Delgado, Kathleen Flowers and Ted Gehrke June 30, 2002
Joseph Millar [books]
and Dorianne Laux [books]
June 25, 2002
John Wilson [books]
and Alan Stephens [books]
June 11, 2002
Poet/Speak: Joan Safajek and Lisa Simon June 9, 2002
Willis Barnstone [books] [website] and 
Chryss Yost [books] [website]
May 28, 2002
Poetry Reading for the Ninth Annual HIgh School Poetry Competition May 23, 2002
Daisy Zamora [books] and 
George Evans [books]
May 14, 2002
Poet/Speak: Alanna Alter and Arthur Finmann with Open Reading May 12, 2002
Dana Gioia [books] [website] May 1, 2002
Second Annual Poetry Marathon April 30, 2002
Ellen Bass [books] [website] and 
Alison Luterman [poem] [books]
April 23, 2002
David Alpaugh [books] [poem] and 
Amy England [books]
April 16, 2002
Poet/Speak: Jenny D'Angelo and Tilly Shaw with Open Reading April 14, 2002
D. Nurkse [books] [poem] [poem] and 
Roxan McDonald
April 9, 2002
Poetry Workshop with D. Nurkse [books] [poem] April 6, 2002
The Hummingbird Press Poets: Julia Alter [poem], Len Anderson [poem], Jonell Hill, George Lober, Joanna Martin, Joseph Keller McNeilly [books] [poems and books], Tilly Shaw, Debra Spencer and Ken Weisner [poem] [books] April 2, 2002
Jack and Adelle Foley [books] [poem] and 
Nancy Abrams [CD]
March 26, 2002
Paisley Rekdal [books] and 
Ken Weisner [poem] [books]
March 12, 2002
Poet/Speak: Kate Aver Avraham and Bert Glick with Open Reading March 10, 2002
Janet Holmes [poem] [books] and 
Joseph Keller McNeilly [books] [poems and books]
February 26, 2002
Terry Ehret [poem] [books] and 
Valerie Berry [poem] [books]
February 12, 2002
David Swanger [books] and 
C. J. Sage [books]
January 22, 2002
Jim Heynen [books] and 
Roz Spafford
January 15, 2002
William Olsen [books] [poem] and 
Nancy Eimers [books]
January 8, 2002

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