Legacy of Poetry: Poetry on the Move!


As part of San Jose State University’s annual Legacy of Poetry Day tomorrow, Thursday, April 18, I’ve been invited to host a reading of poems from our contest anthology, Invention. Nine readers answered my invitation to read. Each reader will read their own entry and one other. Our portion of the day-long event begins at 1:30 p.m.

I will open the reading with “A Lightbulb Moment,” the poem from our youngest contributor, Zahra Attarwala of Saratoga, 11 years old at the time of her entry.

While there were five poems chosen as winners, ALL entries appear in this fabulous anthology. I will have a few on hand for purchase. Here are tomorrow’s readers and the additional poem each has chosen.

William Burns; reads Sandip Bhattacharya
Jade Bradbury; reads Marianne Bickett
Kathleen Goldbach; reads Peter Bosel
Mark Heinlein; reads Samantha Le
Dennis Noren; reads C. Seney
Rene Schell; reads Christine Richardson
Mary Lou Taylor; reads Maureen Draper
Janet Trenchard; reads Lita Kurth
Jessica Keaton (Second reader) reads Leah Browning and Muriel Karr

There is a full days’ events planned. Perhaps I will see you there. Parking available in the Fourth St. Garage across from the MLK Library. Come through the library into the plaza right out front on campus side. Full schedule at the event link above.

New_Legacy_of_Poetry-final-1Sally Ashton
Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Emeritus



Filed under Laureate's News, Poetry on the Move

3 responses to “Legacy of Poetry: Poetry on the Move!

  1. Kelly Cressio-Moeller

    Lovely, lovely. So sorry to miss!

  2. Roohi Vora

    See you there, Sally:-).



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