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In honor of National Poetry Month WNBA-SF will host a national poetry event.
Our celebration will include one featured reader & an open mic so brush up those great poems! We’ll see you in April!
Featured poet will be Connie Post, Poet Laureate Emeritus of Livermore. Connie will read from her newest collection, “Between Twilight,” published by New York Quarterly. delves deep into the difficult journeys of everyday life and intersects those with the difficult maps of the past.
An open mic will follow. Please sign up for the open mic when you sign up to for the event. Each poet will have three minutes to read and we will accept the first 10 WNBA-SF poet members who RSVP to read for the event. We will allow non-members to participate in the open mic if the number of WNBA-SF members signed up is less than 10.
Featured poet, Connie Post served as the first Poet Laureate of Livermore, California. Her work has appeared in Calyx, Cutthroat Magazine, Comstock Review, River Styx, The American Journal of Poetry, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Verse Daily. Her awards include the Liakoura award, the Caesura award, and the Crab Creek Review Poetry Award. Her first full length Book “Floodwater” won the Lyrebird Award. Her second full length collection “Prime Meridian” was named a distinguished favorite in the Independent Press Awards. Her most recent collection “Between Twilight” was published by New York Quarterly books in February of 2023. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Diane Suess says “This honest voice, this exiled voice, comes through in poems that strike me as prayer. They seek mercy, not so much from a deity but from the world, and most significantly, from herself.”