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Legacy of Poetry Day

Thursday, May 5, 2016:
5pm to 7pm Poetry on the Paseo: SJSU Readers
8:15pm Legacy of Poetry: Poets Laureate Reading

Hammer Theatre Center
101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose
Free and open to the public

San Jose State University, Poetry Center San Jose, Center for Literary Arts, MACLA, Poets & Writers Coalition and friends invite you to join the celebration of Legacy of Poetry Day!

Juan Felipe Herrera, US Poet Laureate
and Bay Area present and past Poets Laureate:
Al Young, California Poet Laureate Emeritus
Sally Ashton, Santa Clara County Emerita
Arlene Biala, Santa Clara County Poet Laureate
Jennifer Swanton Brown, Cupertino Poet Laureate Emerita
David Denny, Cupertino Poet Laureate Emeritus
Stan Garber, Los Gatos Poet Laureate
Caroline Goodwin, San Mateo County Poet Laureate
Erica Goss, Los Gatos Poet Laureate Emeritus
Parthenia M. Hicks, Los Gatos Poet Laureate Emerita
Alejandro Murguia, San Francisco Poet Laureate
Nils Peterson, Santa Clara Poet Laureate Emeritus
Amanda Williamsen, Cuptertino Poet Laureate
Rachelle Escamilla, Producer/host of KUSP 91.5 FM's Out of Our Minds

FREE Admission, For a complete list of sponsors and more info visit: legacyofpoetryday.wix.com/hammer



Reading Series
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 8:30pm sharp!
Arturo Mantecon
Roberto Tinoco Duran
Tim Myers

at Works/San José
365 South Market Street
in downtown San José
doors open 8pm this month!
$2 suggested donation, 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

Arturo Mantecon is a poet, short story writer, and translator. His work has been published in a number of journals and anthologies including Poetry Now, Left Curve, Americas Review, Café Bellas Artes, Bliss, The Dunes Review and Skidrow Penthouse. He has worked for the past seven years on translating the work of the great, mad Spanish poet Leopoldo María Panero. His two published books of selected poems by Panero are My Naked Brain (Swan Scythe Press, 2011) and Like and eye in the hand of a beggar (Editions Michel Eyquem, 2013). Mantecon's latest book is Memories, Cuentos Verídicos, y Otras Outright Lies, a collection of short stories. He holds a MA in philosophy from University of California at Davis. He was born in Texas and grew up in Detroit. He currently lives in Sacramento, California.

Roberto Tinoco Duran currently resides in San José, California and is a graduate of San José State University. He has performed his poetry in major conferences and venues from San Francisco to New York. In addition, Duran has been reading/performing his works in San José and the bay area for decades, including performances for major festivals in San Diego, Los Angeles and Fresno. Duran's book of poems Triple Crown (Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingue, 1997) was used in the course curriculum at Cornell University, New York where he was part of a conference of leading Latino writers/poets from the US and abroad. Duran will be reading from his new poetry book MAXIMUM IN MINIMUM (CreateSpace, 2016).

Tim J. Myers is a writer, storyteller, and songwriter living in Santa Clara, CA, where he's a senior lecturer at Santa Clara University. His Nectar of Story:Poems received superb endorsements from nationally-known writers Chase Twichell, Grace Cavalieri, Abenaki storyteller and writer Joseph Bruchac, and National Book Award finalist Ron Hansen. Dear Beast Loveliness: Poems of the Body is a full-length collection from BlazeVox, and his chapbook That Mass at Which the Tongue Is Celebrant was published by Pecan Grove. He has published over 130 poems, won a national poetry contest judged by John Updike, and won a prize in the international Writers of the Future Contest for science fiction. He writes for adults and children; his children's book Basho and the Fox was read aloud on NPR, made the New York Times bestseller list for children's book, and was a Smithsonian Notable children's book for 2001, among other honors. He has published 15 children's books (a number of them poetry-based) and one on the way. Find him at www.TimMyersStorySong.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TimJMyers1.


Poetry Readings @ Willow Glen Library
Third Thursday of Every Month
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 7:00pm
Feature: Tim J. Myers

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


Poets @ Play
Sunday, May date 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:



VeteransWrite meeting
led by Nick Butterfield, Jeffrey Leonard, and Amy Meier
4th Sunday of the Month, 1pm-4pm

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.

Poetry Center San Jose is offering a monthly writing group at Markham House in History Park 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.


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