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The Better Part: Poet Laureates read on Public Access TV

Cupertino Poet Laureate Dave Denny, former Los Gatos Poet Laureate Parthenia Hicks, and I were recently hosted on The Better Part, a Cupertino Senior TV Production. It will be Cablecast during the week of January 20, but here it is now as posted on YouTube.

Many thanks to Cupertino Senior TV Productions, and especially to our congenial host, Phil Lenihan, whose interest in poetry made the program possible. Phil added in a recent note that the New Yorker now has the poets reading their poems in the online edition. Good work, Phil!

I hope you enjoy. I’m not sure what my necklace was thinking, something creative apparently, but there you have it.

Cheers in the New Year!

Sally Ashton
Santa Clara County Poet Laureate


Filed under Favorite Poem, Laureate's News, On Poetry

4 out of 5 isn’t bad: Missing Nils Peterson!

The photographer got around to taking a picture after Sunday’s 5 poets laureate reading(see post below) a few minutes late and a Poet Laureate short, but here are the rest of us, and a solo of that good looking Nils Peterson, below.

Parthenia Hicks, current Los Gatos Laureate; Connie Post, former Livermore Laureate; Dave Denny, current Cupertino Laureate; Yrz Truly, current Santa Clara County Poet Laureate.

And, Nils Peterson, former Santa Clara County Poet Laureate indeed:

And our eloquent hostess with the Mostest, Erica Goss~

Wish you were there!

Sally Ashton
Santa Clara County Poet Laureate

(note: photos courtesy Vicki Harvey & Lesa Medley)


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