PSC December 2018: Gerber, Vecchione

Dan Gerber and Patrice Vecchione, read for Poetry Santa Cruz and a large appreciative audience on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at Felix Kulpa Gallery in Santa Cruz.

GerberDan Gerber is the author of nine collections of poetry, most recently, Particles: New and Selected Poetry(Copper Canyon Press, 2017). He is also the author of three novels, a book of short stories, and two books of nonfiction. A former professional race-car driver, he has traveled extensively as a journalist, particularly in Africa. He lives in Santa Ynez, California.

VecchioneAccording to Adrienne Rich, “Patrice Vecchione is one of those steady, vibrant, serious and passionate temperaments who continually replenish our sense of communal creativity. In my country of possibility, she and people like her would be nationally honored figures.”

Patrice has made communal creativity the backbone of her life through her writing workshops for adults and children, the books she’s authored and the anthologies she’s edited. Forthcoming next spring is Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience, a collection of 64 poems by poets from or whose families are recently from countries including El Salvador, Vietnam, Mexico, Sudan, Iran, and the Philippines.