Robert Sward, Poet Laureate

51NWORPzqfLCongratulations to Robert Sward, recently named Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County. His most recent published work is titled New and Selected Poems: 1957-2011.

Robert was one of two featured readers at the Poetry Santa Cruz event in July 2016. Our newest County Poet Laureate was joined at that event by the newest California Poet Laureate, Dana Gioia.

A podcast of that July PSC event can be found at the linked page. Today, we’ll repost the podcast of Robert Sward’s last guest visit with host Dennis Morton on KUSP’s Poetry Show. That visit happened on February 1, 2015, and Robert Sward was joined by fellow guest poets David Swanger and Ken Weisner in an hour devoted to International Holocaust Remembrance Day.