Sunday, October 5, 2014

ACADEMIC YEAR GUEST POETS!

These wonderful people are going to perform their poetry on Wednesday afternoons for my high school class in Alhambra. They will definitely show my teenagers that writing creatively and sharing it rules! Poet Hour is from 2:45 to 3:45. Here is the list of those who have already performed for my students and those who have confirmed they plan to visit:
Sept. 24th - THANK YOU Elmast Kozloyan
Oct. 1st - THANK YOU Rolland Vasin
Oct. 8th - THANK YOU Lynne Bronstein
Oct. 15th - THANK YOU Scott Nichols and Marvin L. Dorsey
Oct. 22nd - THANK YOU Tanya Ko
Oct. 29th - THANK YOU Carl Stilwell
Nov. 5th - THANK YOU Thelma T. Reyna
Nov. 12th - THANK YOU Karen Greenbaum-Maya
Nov. 19th - THANK YOU Judy Barrat
Dec. 3rd - THANK YOU Toti O'Brien
Dec. 10th - THANK YOU Nancy Lynée Woo
Dec. 17th - THANK YOU Steve Ramirez
Jan. 7th - THANK YOU Karineh Mahdessian
Jan. 14th - THANK YOU Anna Ureña
Jan. 21st - THANK YOU Pete Justus
Feb. 4th - THANK YOU Peggy Dobreer
Feb. 11th - THANK YOU J. Evert Jones
Feb. 18th - THANK YOU Anhthao Bui and Jackie Chou
Feb. 25th - THANK YOU Jesus Aldana-Alba
Mar. 4th - THANK YOU Alessander Xavier
Mar. 11th - THANK YOU Jim Bolt
Mar. 18th - THANK YOU Beverly Lafontaine
Mar. 25th -  THANK YOU Charles Claymore
Apr. 1st - THANK YOU Mary Langer Thompson
Apr. 13th - THANK YOU Kristina Wong
Apr. 22nd - THANK YOU JD Glasscock
Apr. 29th - THANK YOU Beverly M. Collins
May 6th - THANK YOU Lynne Thompson
May 11th - THANK YOU Joe Luu

May 13th - THANK YOU Bill Friday
May 20th - THANK YOU Kevin Ridgeway
May 27th - THANK YOU Mary Torregrossa
June 3rd - Chelle Angelini and Gerda Govine Ituarte

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

44 Guest Poets Visited Occidental College Upward Bound!

It's that time of year again, when I ask the SoCal poetry community to volunteer their time to bring their poetry to my high school Writers Seminar students in the Upward Bound program at Occidental College. Their response has been beyond phenomenal. Their poetic performances always inspire my pupils to reach for the heights. They give them the unique opportunity to experience and interact with published writers...every day! All I ask of each volunteer poet is to perform three of their poems, answer any questions, and (if they like) offer a writing idea. Two poets a day is perfect. Here is the schedule of wonderful Guest Poets this summer:

Monday, June 30th, 10am to 11am - DON KINGFISHER CAMPBELL, MARK LIPMAN & ANTONIETA VILLAMIL
Tuesday, July 1st, 10am to 11am - SARAH TATRO & NANCY LYNEE WOO
Wednesday, July 2nd, 10am to 11am - TOTI O'BRIEN & MARY TORREGROSSA
Thursday, July 3rd, 10am to 11am - AMELIE FRANK & LESLIE MARYANN NEAL

Monday, July 7th, 10am to 11am - JOE CAMHI & CHRISTINA FOSKEY
Tuesday, July 8th, 10am to 11am - RAUNDI KAI MOORE-KONDO & MARY FRANCES SPENCER
Wednesday, July 9th, 10am to 11am - KARINEH MAHDESSIAN & KATHERINE NORLAND
Thursday, July 10th, 10am to 11am - JIM BABWE, MINA V. KIRBY & CARL STILWELL
Friday, July 11th, 9am to 10am - LYNNE BRONSTEIN & MARIE LECRIVAIN

Monday, July 14th, 10am to 11am - HART FISHER, IRIS DE ANDA & ED ROSENTHAL
Tuesday, July 15th, 10am to 11am - ELMAST KOZLOYAN & RAQUEL REYES-LOPEZ
Wednesday, July 16th, 10am to 11am - DAYNA LESLIE HODGES & PETE JUSTUS
Thursday, July 17th, 10am to 11am - KALI KROSS & ROLLAND VASIN
Friday, July 18th, 9am to 10am - EMILY FERNANDEZ & ELI GOITEIN & OMAR MORENO

Monday, July 21st, 10am to 11am - XOCHITL JULISA BERMEJO & TEKA LARK FLEMING
Tuesday, July 22nd, 10am to 11am - FRANKIE HERNANDEZ, JAMES MAVERICK & MANI SURI
Wednesday, July 23rd, 10am to 11am - MARVIN DORSEY & SCOTT KAESTNER
Thursday, July 24th, 10am to 11am - JOE GARDNER & MARY LANGER THOMPSON

Monday, July 28th, 10am to 11am - JESSICA WILSON CARDENAS & CRYSTAL LITTLE BIRD SALAS 
Tuesday, July 29th, 10am to 11am - ALEXIS FANCHER & MIKE THE POET SONKSEN

Thank you for your contribution to the future of Los Angeles, 
Don