Poetry Santa Cruz events & podcasts

Poetry Santa Cruz events, 2020

Alicia Ostriker and Dane Cervine
Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 7:30 pm
The Food Lounge at the Santa Cruz Art Center
1001 Center Street, Suite One, Santa Cruz, CA

Alicia Ostriker has twice received the National Jewish Book Award for Poetry, and has been twice nominated for the National Book Award, among other honors.   As a critic she is the author of Stealing the Language: the Emergence of Women’s Poetry in America, and other books on poetry and on the Bible, most recently For the Love of God: the Bible as an Open Book. Her work has been translated to many languages including Hebrew and Arabic. She is currently the New York State Poet Laureate.

Her most recent collections of poems are  The Old Woman, the Tulip and the Dog, and Waiting for the Light. The Old Woman, the Tulip and the Dog and Waiting for the Light are all published by the University of Pittsburgh Press, and can be ordered from the Chicago Distribution Center, 800-621-2736.

The Old Woman, the Tulip and the Dog and Waiting for the Light are all published by the University of Pittsburgh Press, and can be ordered from the Chicago Distribution Center, 800-621-2736.

“Alicia Ostriker has become one of those brilliantly provocative and imaginatively gifted contemporaries whose iconoclastic expression, whether in prose or poetry, is essential to understanding our American selves.”  –Joyce Carol Oates

“Ostriker is our morning-after psalmist; our wild, justice-starved, embodied, dazzling intelLigence in its unending argument with itself, he world, and God.”–Eleanor Wilner

Dane Cervine

Dane Cervine’s recent books include Earth Is a Fickle Dancer (Main Street Rag), and The Gateless Gate – Polishing the Moon Sword, from Saddle Road Press in Hawaii, a cross-genre work of Zen koan & prose poems. Previous poetry books include Kung Fu of the Dark Father, How Therapists Dance, The Jeweled Net of Indra, and What a Father Dreams.

Dane’s poems have won awards from Adrienne Rich, Tony Hoagland, the Atlanta Review, and Caesura, and have been nominated for a Pushcart. His work appears in The SUN, the Hudson Review, TriQuarterly, Poetry Flash, Catamaran, Miramar, Rattle, Sycamore Review, and Pedestal Magazine, among others.

Visit his website at: https://danecervine.typepad.com/


Poet/Speak(all open reading)
3rd Sunday of every month, 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Santa Cruz Main Library, upstairs Training/Meeting Room
224 Church St., Santa Cruz CA 95060.


Poetry Santa Cruz past event podcasts

The list below provides links to podcasts (since June, 2016) of poetry reading events recorded by Poetry Santa Cruz. Here’s the chronological list, most recent first:

2019-12-10. PSC December 2019 – Gabriel Kittle-Cervine and Word Church
2019-10-08. PSC October 2019 – Lola Haskins, David Sullivan
PSC September 2019 – Favorite Poems
PSC June 2019 – Featured reader: Marc Zegans
2019-04-09. PSC May 2019 – Featured readers: Sally Ashton, Ken Weisner
2019-03-12. PSC March 2019 – Featured readers: Christopher Buckley, Gary Young
2019-02-12. PSC February 2019 – Fire and Rain anthology
2019-01-08. PSC January 2019 – Featured readers: Marvin Artis, Dane Cervine
2018-12-11. PSC December 2018 – Featured readers: Dan Gerber, Patrice Vecchione
2018-10-09. PSC October 2018 – Featured poets Zubair Ahmed, Matthew Siegel
2018-09-11. PSC September 2018 – Featured readers: Robert Sward, Danusha Lameris
2018-07-10. PSC July 2018 – Featured readers: Doreen Stock, Stephen Kessler
2018-06-12. PSC June 2018 – Featured readers: D. Nurkse, Nancy Miller Gomez
2018-05-15. PSC May 2018 – Featured readers: Stephen Kuusisto, Ken Weisner
2018-04-10. PSC April 2018 – Featured readers: Rebecca Foust, Marcia Adams
2018-03-16. PSC March 2018 – Featured readers: Garrett Hongo, Robin Lysne
2018-02-16. PSC February 2018 – Featured reader: Willis Barnstone
2018-01-14. PSC January 2018 – Featured readers: William Ward Butler, Meg Freitag, Lisa Allen Ortiz, Debra Spencer
2017-10-06. 3rd annual Voices of the River
2017-07-12. PSC July 2017– Featured readers: Ellen Grace O’Brian, Ziggy Rendler-Bregman, Elliott Ruchowitz-Roberts, Kevin Opstedal
2017-06-13. PSC June 2017 – Featured readers: Michael McLaughlin and David Swanger
PSC May 2017 – Featured readers: Ron Koertge, Rosie King
PSC Special: Four Poet Laureates – Featured readers: Ellen Bass, David Swanger, Gary Young, Robert Sward
PSC April 2017 – Featured readers: Lola Haskins, Marc Zegans
PSC March 2017 – Featured readers: Travis Massotti, David Allen Sullivan
PSC February 2017 – Valentine’s Day love poem reading, featuring 16 readers
PSC January 2017 – Featured readers: Christopher Buckley, Gary Young
Cervine, Estrin, Glick: PSC local poets reading. Featured readers: Dane Cervine, Robin Estrin, Bert Glick
Maude Meehan Memorial reading, October 18, 2016. Featured readers: Maria Garcia Teutsch, Debra Spencer
Voices of the River – 2016. Featured readers: Robert Sward, Danusha Lameris, David Swanger, Farnaz Fatemi, Stephen Kessler, Alison Luterman
Poetry Santa Cruz reading. Featured readers: Dana Gioia, Robert Sward
Poetry Santa Cruz reading. Featured readers: William Minor, Kim Dower
Poetry Santa Cruz reading (April 2016). Featured readers: Anne-Marie Fyfe, C. L. Dallat