The Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Presents: Kris Kissman & Bert Gluck
Sunday, March 8, 2:00 p.m.
Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, Monterey
(between Pearl and Munras)
Kris Kissman grew up in the tiny fishing village of Siglufjörður on Iceland´s north coast. Kris, along with two of her sisters, eventually ventured to America, where she began her career as a motel maid, then climbed the career ladder to Professor, teaching social science research methods to graduate students and publishing over 50 academic journal articles, plus two books. She received her doctorate at the University of Texas and published poems in the Journal of Poetry Therapy and Couples´Therapy. Much of Kris´s “underground poetry” collection is cathartic writing about her escape from “academic angst,” the struggle to assimilate to her adopted culture, and her many adventures, including those she is currently enjoying here on the heavenly coast of California, where she is now retired. Kris is donating the proceeds of her books, both poems and memoir, entitled Letters to Iceland (plus attendants´ donations) to our Foodbank.
Bert Glick, poet, playwright, and actor, author of Cookie Aura and I Used to Be Me, has been featured in many venues across California and also at the Green Mill in Chicago, as well as various radio readings including KPFA. He has produced an animation DVD of five of his poems in collaboration with the Santa Cruz artist Vanessa Stafford that can be viewed at http://www.BertGlick.com/
April 12: Katrina Mariah Jensen and Mary Anne Anderson
For more information, please contact John Laue: (831) 684-0854
Cosponsored by the Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium, Poetry Slow Down on KXRA540