Ahhhh, take an hour, sit back, and listen to poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month. A reading by three local published poets (back by popular demand): Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, Bob Krut, and Teddy Macker. They will be joined by two UCSB student poets — Alyssa Ogi and Elizabeth Powers.
Tuesday, April 26th, 12-1:00pm
Group Commons Room
Davidson Library, 1st floor
They’ll discuss their craft of poetry writing as well as read selections from their works.
Sojourner Kincaid Rolle’s poetry includes six chapbooks, inclusion in various anthologies and literary journals, and a body of uncollected work, some of which has been choreographed for dance presentation and performed as theater. She has been a California Arts Council Artist-in-Residence, and a California Arts in Corrections teacher, and has served as the community outreach coordinator for the UCSB Center for Black Studies. She was appointed Poet Laureate for AfriGeneas and has inspired young poets in Santa Barbara and throughout the country as a speaker and writing workshop teacher.
Bob Krut teaches in UCSB’s Writing Program, and also teaches creative writing and literature with the College of Creative Studies. He is the author of The Spider Sermons (BlazeVOX Books, 2009) and of the chapbook Theory of the Walking Big Bang, and his poetry has appeared in Barrow Street, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and The Mid-American Review, among others, as well as the online journals 42opus, Tarpaulin Sky, and Blackbird. His work was anthologized in Cabin Fever: Poets at Joaquin Miller’s Cabin.
Teddy Macker teaches in the Writing Program and the College of Creative Studies. The recipient of a Master of Fine Arts degree from UC Irvine, he has published his work—poems, translations, essays, and short stories—in the Antioch Review, New Letters, Orion, Poetry East, the Seneca Review, the Southern Humanities Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Sun, and elsewhere. Among his honors is the Reginald S. Tickner Fellowship of the Gilman School in Baltimore.
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