Favorite Poems in Morgan Hill!

The second Favorite Poems Reading was another delightful time with a strong turnout filling all the seats at Booksmart in Morgan Hill Thursday night. Readers including Morgan Hill Mayor Steve Tate and County Supervisor Mike Wasserman came up to bat–literally, in Supervisor Wasserman’s case–for poetry.  The rest of the reading lineup included Harry Lafnear, Karen English, Kelly Cressio-Moeller, Millicent Kellogg, Nancy Glaze, Mary Lou Taylor, Dennis Richardson, Cinda Meister, Darrell dela Cruz, and Stefan Moeller. See what they read posted in the List of Readers link, above.

It’s difficult to explain how a group of volunteer readers come together and create a single memorable event from their personal comments around such diverse poems, but they do. I find it a privilege to attend and be a part of the magic. I’ll be hosting one more early next year, so stay tuned both for the opportunity to read your earlier submission or simply to soak it in.

While we didn’t get a group shot this time, these few pics will give you a small sense of the readers and the venue. Thanks again, Booksmart, Morgan Hill.

Sally Ashton
Santa Clara County Poet Laureate

Welcome to all from Booksmart owner, Cinda Meister

Professor Karen English, San Jose State University, reading from Anne Bradstreet

County Supervisor Wasserman reading "Casey at the Bat"

Mayor Steve Tate, Morgan Hill reading "At the Zoo"

Arts Council Silicon Valley Executive Director, Nancy Glaze giving her thoughts.

SLAC physicist Stefan Moeller ringing in December reading Schiller's "Song of the Bell"

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One response to “Favorite Poems in Morgan Hill!

  1. Susan Paluzzi

    Thank you so much, Sally, for sharing about this event. I was sorry not to be able to attend, but glad to see the photos and your summary. This project certainly creates an excellent opportunity to bring the community together to celebrate poetry!

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