December 14th: Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium presents Danusha Lameris & Patrice Vecchione
Second Sunday of each month, come to Old Capitol Books to see the featured poets of the Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium.
About the Poets:
Danusha Laméris lives in Santa Cruz, California, where, after completing a B.A. in Fine Arts at U.C. Santa Cruz, she studied at the Squaw Valley Writers Workshops and with the poet Ellen Bass. Her poems have been published, or are forthcoming in: Crab Orchard Review, Poetry Northwest, Alaska Quarterly Review, The SUN Magazine and Rattle, among other journals. Her work has also been included in the anthologies Intimate Kisses, A Bird Black as the Sun: California Poets on Crows and Ravens, and In a Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare. Her poem, “Riding Bareback,” was selected by Gary Young as the winner of the 2013 Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Prize. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for four years in a row and her first book, The Moons of August, was chosen by Naomi Shihab Nye as the winner of the 2013 Autumn House Press Poetry Contest and will be released in January 2014. She teaches weekly, independent writing workshops.
Patrice Vecchione is the author of Writing and the Spiritual Life: Finding Your Voice by Looking Within and the editor of many anthologies (see books). Her collages appear on book jackets and in private collections. Revitalized Cigar Boxes are available at the Monterey Museum of Art shop. She’s currently gearing up for readings, signings and other events to celebrate the publication of her new book The Knot Untied.