Second Sunday of each month, come to Old Capitol Books to see the featured poets of the Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium.
Cynthia Bryant gathers fruit for her poems from many trees. Her poetry ranges from world news, to poignant pieces closer to her heart; love, family, incest and injustice. Cynthia has been invited to read her poetry throughout California in diverse venues including coffee shops, fairs, art galleries, schools, battered women’s shelters, and a federal prison. First published in 1997 by two important journals dealing with childhood sexual abuse, Cynthia has since been published in over 30 anthologies. Her books Sojourn, Pebbles in the Shoe, and No Time to Shoot the Poets were accepted into the Ina Coolbrith Circle library section in Sacramento’s State Library’s Special Collections Reading Room. Cynthia served as the 4th and 7th Poet Laureate for the City of Pleasanton, CA. She currently resides in Salinas, CA with her husband and two Boston Terriers where she maintains the website www.poetslane.net for poets and poetry lovers.
Kate Aver Avraham – poet, children’s author and storyteller – weaves the various grasses of her life together with passion, humor and candid observation. Her poetry has been published in numerous anthologies and journals, including “Sisters Singing,” edited by Carolyn Brigit Flynn. She is also the author of “Perhaps the Truth is Also Blue,” which was the 2010 chapbook award book for the Poetry Santa Cruz Celebration of the Muse. Her children’s books include “Joey’s Way,” and more recently, “What Will You Be, Sara Mee,” Charlesbridge Publishing. Upcoming is a middle grade novel, “Dancing On the Brink of the World.” Kate is a native Santa Cruzan. She lives in her childhood home near the sea with her husband, English Bulldog, Manx cat and a congregation of wild birds that come calling daily.
December 14: Danusha Lamaris and Patrice Vecchione
For more information, please contact John Laue: (831) 684-0854
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