Livermore’s current Poet Laureate, Kevin Gunn, will host the continuing series, Ravenswood Poetry onSunday September 1, 2013. The program is from 2-4 p.m. The featured poets start at two and then there is an open mic that follows about 3 p.m.
The featured Poets for this event will beJeff Knorr and Bob Stanley.
Poet Laureate of Sacramento from 2009 to 2012, Bob Stanley has published two chapbooks: Eleven Blue Strings (little m press) and Walt Whitman Orders a Cheeseburger (Rattlesnake Press). He and his son John Stanley recorded and released a CD of original compositions entitled Songs from Random Lane. Bob serves as President of the Sacramento Poetry Center, and teaches English at Sac State and Sac City College. His new poetry collection, Miracle Shine, was published by CW Books in May 2013.
Jeff Knorr is the current Poet Laureate of Sacramento. He is the author of the three books of poetry, The Third Body (Cherry Grove Collections),Keeper (Mammoth Books), and Standing Up to the Day (Pecan Grove Press). His other works includeMooring Against the Tide: Writing Poetry and Fiction(Prentice Hall); the anthology, A Writer’s Country(Prentice Hall). His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies including Chelsea, Connecticut Review, The Journal, North American Review, Red Rock Review,Barrow Street, and
Like Thunder: Poets Respond to Violence in America(University of Iowa).
The event is $5.00 for admission and light refreshments are served.
Open mic is after the featured reading!
Ravenswood is located at 2657 Arroyo Road In Livermore, California