The Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Presents:
Laura Bayless & Barbara Bloom
Sunday, December 13, 2:00 p.m.
Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, Monterey (between Pearl and Munras)
About the poets:
Laura Bayless is the author of three collections of poetry, The Edge of the Nest, White Streams and Touchstones, and Persistent Dreams, as well as a series of chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in many local and national publications, and anthologies, including Dancing on the Brink of the World, Selected Poems of Point Lobos, Porter Gulch Review, The Homestead Review, and Blue Heron. Her poem Luminary has been nominated for inclusion in the Orison Books Anthology for 2016. She has participated in seven Women’s Voices readings at the Carl Cherry Center. She is co-editor of an award-winning compilation of stories and poems about the Carmel River – Passion for Place. In addition to poetry she explores creativity through collage, photography, and foolishness. Formerly shy, she now delights in reading her poems to strangers.
Barbara Bloom grew up in California and British Columbia. She earned a bachelor’s degree in literature from U.C. Santa Cruz and a master’s degree in English and creative writing from San Francisco State. Barbara taught composition and creative writing at Cabrillo College for over twenty years. She has a grown daughter and two grandsons and lives with her musician husband and their dog in the countryside south of Santa Cruz. Her first full-length book, On the Water Meridian, was published in 2007 and several of her poems have been read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac.
Upcoming Readings: January 10, 2016— Ed Jarvis and Patrice Vecchione
For more information, please contact John Laue: (831) 684-0854
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