Even though I have been banned from attending the Squaw Valley Community of Writers poetry workshop this year (not just me, everyone who attended last year has to wait a year), next week is all Squaw Valley around here.
The 2012 issue of the Squaw Valley Review will be available any day now. A year’s worth of work, this issue includes poems from 53 of the 65 poets who attended last year’s workshop. As editor of this year’s Review, I am biased, but the poetry in this collection is outstanding. I am ready to see it in print.
On Monday, at the Sacramento Poetry Center, Paco Marquez has organized a group of 2012 alum to read in celebration of the Review‘s publication. Join us at 7:30pm as Paco and I join with Heather Altfeld, Troy Jollimore, Jeff Kingman, and Stella Beratlis for a reading of poetry.
On Thursday, Paco, Heather, Troy, Stella, and I are back together for another reading, this time in Davis. At 8pm, the five of us will share the stage at the John Natsoulas Gallery for an evening of Poetry in Davis.
And then at 7pm on Friday night, the faculty for the 2013 Squaw Valley Community of Writers poetry workshop is giving a benefit reading at the Crocker Museum. Forrest Gander, Brenda Hillman, Evie Shockley, Sharon Olds, and Robert Hass will be reading. This one requires tickets, the proceeds from which go toward scholarships to attend the weeklong Community of Writers.