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Calls for Poetry:

Caesura 2017 Call for Poetry
deadlines: July 15, 2017 for general public
July 31, 2017 for PCSJ members
see it here:

 


The Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize
Final Judge: Ellen Bass

Deadline to submit:
August 15, 2017
https://redwheelbarrow.submittable.com/submit

Three prizes: $1,000, $500, $250
Five finalists published in 2017 Red Wheelbarrow
Letterpress broadside of winning poem printed by Gary Young, Greenhouse Review Press.
Submit up to three unpublished poems in a single manuscript
- Each poem must fit onto one 8.5 x 11 inch page;
- Do not include any personal identifiers in the manuscript;
- Short bio acceptable, not required;
- Simultaneous submission OK but please notify immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize is sponsored by Poetry Center San Jose and Red Wheelbarrow.

 

Events:


Eastridge Open Mic

with host Lorenz Dumuk
Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:00pm
Feature: Roberto Tinoco Duran
open mic follows

Barnes & Noble at Eastridge Mall
2200 Eastridge Loop, Suite #1420, San José
Nearest cross streets are Tully and E. Capitol Expressway
Free and open to the public

Roberto Tinoco Duran is the author of six books of poetry, A Friend of Sorrow (1980); Triple Crown (1987); Reality Ribs (1993), Darkspark (2006), Ace Race Card (2010), and Maximum in Minimum (2016). His work has been published in numerous anthologies and literary journals in the US and abroad. Duran has taught poetry in homeless shelters, mental health agencies and in various City of San Jose programs supporting 'at risk' kids. He has performed and recited his poetry for nearly 40 years in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond and collaborated with many well known poets and writers including world renowned performance artist Guillermo Gomez Pena. Videographer Emilio Ratti of RAI Television, Milan, Italy, has produced numerous videos from 2000-2016 that feature Roberto's signature live performances from the streets of San Jose. Duran's poetry was featured by director River O'Mahony Hagg in the 35mm experimental short film "86ed Again" which premiered at the San Diego Film Festival in 2002. Duran's vocals and original poetry are showcased in four Music/Spoken word albums, 86ed Again (2001); Poetry Pie (2003); Darkspark (2007); and The Poet (2010). For more information, visit http://www.robertoduranpoet.com/

 

Well-RED
Reading Series
Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 7:00pm
feature: Joel Katz and Robert Perry celebrating the release of a book of English/Dutch poetry released by Dutch Poets Press

with featured poets from the book

at Works/San José
365 South Market Street
in downtown San José
doors open 6:30pm
$2 admission, no one turned away
Works is on the Market Street edge of the San Jose Convention Center,
just to the right of the parking garage entrance

Join the event on Facebook!

Bios to come.

In Community Spirit and Poetry,
Arlene Angeles Biala
Santa Clara County Poet Laureate

Upcoming at Well-RED:
August 8: Carlos Reyes and Dennis Noren;
September 12: Parthenia Hicks and Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian;
October 10: Erica Goss and Adrian Matejka
November 14: Caesura 2017 book release and reading
December 12: Red Wheelbarrow release party and celebration of Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize.

 

Poetry Readings @ Willow Glen Library
Third Thursday of Every Month
Thursday, July 20, 2017, 7:00pm
Feature: TBA
open mic follows

Willow Glen Library
1157 Minnesota Avenue, San José, CA, 95125
(408) 808-3045 or (408) 266-1361
Free and open to the public

Bio to come.

 



VeteransWrite meetings
led by Nick Butterfield, Jeffrey Leonard, and Amy Meier
First Friday of each Month, 1pm-4pm

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, room 390
Downtown San Jose/SJSU
Admission FREE

Poetry Center San Jose is offering a monthly writing group to veterans of any age, any military experience and to family members of veterans. All levels of writing experience from beginner to experienced are welcome.

Small group setting to a maximum of 12 participants. Emphasis on poetry including prose poems. Format includes examples, prompts and guidance given by facilitators, time provided to write individually, and for participants to read to group and receive group feedback if desired. Goal is to give voice to the experiences of veterans and family members. Subject matter is unrestricted.

ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Email to veteranswrite@yahoo.com, with your name, branch of service and dates of service, email address or phone number. Registration and questions left at this email address will receive a reply within a week.

Nick Butterfield served for 10 years in USN-R as a Hospital Corpsman. He was activated during Operation Desert Storm, and has worked in Family Practice as a Nurse Practitioner in a FQHC Community Clinic and with the Health Care for the Homeless Project for last 17 years. Nick has been writing poetry since he was 13 years old and has participated in the Willow Glen Poetry Project and other local venues since 1996. His poems have been in 4 anthologies and 2014 issue of Ceasura with poem entitled "PTSD."

Jeffrey Leonard served in the U.S. Army between 1966-1968. Drafted out of San Jose State, he trained as a 11C40, leaving the service as an E-5. He is a 12th generation descendant of men who have served in every major conflict dating back to pre-Revolutionary America. A survivor of the Vietnam Era, he is drawn to the stories of the returning soldiers and how their lives unfold after they remove the uniform. Writing--especially poetry--is a powerful tool that Jeffrey uses to express conflicting, mysterious, dark, and difficult thoughts and emotions. He has spent the last 30 years as an Elementary Educator.

Amy Meier has a life long interest in poetry and her work has been included in the 2011 anthology REMEMBERING: Poems Read at Willow Glen Books and 2009 Family Album Santa Clara County. She has been the featured reader at Stone Griffen Gallery Art and the Spoken Word, and TEN10 Gallery. Her poem American Dream received Honorable Mention in the 2015 Los Gatos Poetry Contest. She is a longtime member of Poetry Center San Jose and the Willow Glen Poetry Project. Amy has 30 years experience as an Occupational Health Manager and Rehabilitation Counselor. She has an MA in Counseling from Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, an MA in Learning Disabilities from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL and a BA in English Literature from Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

 

Poets @ Play
Summer dates to come
features to come
Edwin Markham House in History Park
1650 Senter Road, San José, CA 95112
Admission FREE
Free parking in the Staff/Volunteer lot on Phelan Avenue.
Please enter History Park from the Phelan Avenue side.

Questions? Call 408-368-0353
RSVP recommended but not required: poetsatplay@pcsj.org

The Markham House and map:

 

 


Caesura 2016: Bronze Edition is online HERE!

Caesura 2016: The Poetic Games, the World vs Silicon Valley

is available for pick-up at all PCSJ events!

 


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