Tag Archives: Poet Laureate

Summer Vacation
avatar

It’s summer and my daughter Katie has a two-week break before summer school starts. (Actually Open Mind School is a year-round school, so it’s just regular school that happens in the summer months.) So we are off enjoying the warm … Continue reading

Posted in My Life | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s Official! I’m Poet Laureate
avatar

On Monday, June 26th, I was sworn in as the City of Livermore’s fourth Poet Laureate. The Commission for the Arts notified me of its selection a few weeks ago, but I wanted to wait to make the announcement until … Continue reading

Posted in My Life, News, Other Writers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Taking the Poetry Plunge
avatar

After a great deal of thought, I decided to apply for the City’s Poet Laureate position. I did it in part because I didn’t want the program to end. But mostly I did it because there were things I’d hoped … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, My Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Next Poet Laureate?
avatar

Back in early March, I attended the Ravenswood Poetry Series. After listening to D. A. Powell read his beautiful, lyric work, we broke for a brief intermission. Kay Speaks, a local poet, greeted me as I nibbled on a cookie. … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, My Life | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment