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Welcome to a Special Edition of the Newsletter!



April 2021

My YouTube channel is ready for prime time. Take a look please and “like” & subscribe too!

Thanks and HUGS to Dana Walden who got the ball rolling and Jess Weber.
NEW & Upcoming

Please join us for these two extra special events:
 
The first one is in Honor of Lawrence Ferlinghetti organized by the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur.
 
I’ll be on the program with 5 poets - including Peter Coyote : )
 
You are invited!
When: Apr 25, 2021 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZwvceyrrjorHNG9q6OTy3UAmzmvq...
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.
Please join us as friends, artist, poets, musicians and collaborators read Lawrence’s work; read their own, share how his work has influenced theirs; and much more.
The growing list of contributors includes Peter Coyote, Joan Gelfand, Ben Gibbard, Jack Hirschman, El Habib Louai, Jim Sampas, Judy Wells, and Library executive director Magnus Toren.


And on April 30 at 4pm Pacific the Women’s National Book Association will honor its poets. I’ll be on this program with Lucille Lang Day, Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Sheryl Bize Boutte and others: https://wnba-sfchapter.org/april-30-wnba-sf-poetry-mixer/

 
There will be a reading to celebrate the anthology on May 7 at 6pm. To receive the link :  Please RSVP to BlueLightPress@aol.com
IN OTHER IMPORTANT POETRY NEWS
 
Fog and Light - San Francisco Through the Eyes of Poets Who Live Here was published on April 2nd by Blue Light Press.
 
 
The book climbed the charts to be an Amazon best seller.
https://www.amazon.com/Fog-Light-Francisco-through-Poets/dp/1421836890/ref=asc_df_1421836890/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=509073194148&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7912338965016565203&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9061271&hvtargid=pla-1224648079663&psc=1
 
National Poetry Month is progressing fast and furiously.
 
Lots of great events, stimulating readings - and , Amanda Gorman’s book with her Inauguration Poem is an Amazon best seller!

 

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- Joan
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