Poetry Stage Schedule
11:00 am – Kathleen Winter
11:20 am – Toby Bielawski
11:40 am – Ed Coletti
12 – 12:30 pm – Break for Lunch
12:30 pm – Terry Ehret
12:50 pm – Mike Tuggle
1:10 pm – Bart Schneider
1:30 pm – Jodi L. Hottel
1:50 pm Katherine Hastings
2:10 pm – Camille T. Dungy
2:30 pm – Nguyen Do with Tim Kahl
Bart Schneider is the author of five novels, including Blue Bossa, a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize and Secret Love, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His play, The Miraculous Return of Ambrose Bierce, premiered last December. He is the publisher of Kelley’s Cove Press.
Jodi L. Hottel is a Sansei, third generation Japanese American. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Nimrod International, Spillway, Touch, English Journal, Frogpond and anthologies from the University of Iowa Press, Tebot Bach, Wising Up Press and the Healdsburg Arts Council. Jodi lives in Sonoma County, California.
Author of the chapbook Five Kinds of Fences (Drafty Attic Press), Toby Bielawski’s recent poetry has also recently appeared or is forthcoming in Spillway, Alehouse, Tattoo Highway, Wanderlust Review, Verse Wisconsin, Tilt-A-Whirl, and Madroad: West Coast Writers (Breadline Press). Chana Bloch has written that Toby’s poems “survey the landscapes of earth and sky and the inner landscapes of the mind with a clear-eyed curiosity.ʺ Toby teaches writing and poetry at Las Positas College, where she has run an annual poetry slam since 2003. She has just begun her term as 2012-2014 Poet Laureate of Albany, California.
Ed Coletti is widely published in this country and in Europe. Web presence includes ″Ed Coletti’s P3” and also ″No Money In Poetry.” Ed’s latest published book is When Hearts Outlive Minds from Conflux Press in 2011. His collection of “historicowarpoligious” poems, Germs, Viruses, and Catechisms will be published by Civil Defense Press in March of 2013.
Nguyen Do’s eleven books included: The Empty Space and New Darkness (Vietnamese Association Writers, 1991, 2009); with Paul Hoover, he edited, translated Black Dog, Black Night, Vietnamese poetry anthology (Milkweed, 2008), Beyond the Court Gate, Nguyen Trai’s poetry (Counterpath, 2010). He received a grant from New York’s Poetry Foundation (2005).
Camille T. Dungy is author of Smith Blue and two other books and she has edited three collections, including Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry. Her honors include an American Book Award, two Northern California Book Awards, a California Book Award silver medal, and an NEA. Dungy is a Professor at San Francisco State University.
Katherine Hastings’ first full-length collection is Cloud Fire (Spuyten Duyvil NYC, 2012). Her poems have been published widely in journals and anthologies, including Rattle, the Comstock Review, Parthenon West Review and many others, as well as Lewis Turco’s Book of Forms — A Handbook of Poetics (2012). She is the host of WordTemple on NPR affiliate KRCB FM and host of the WordTemple Poetry Series in Sonoma County. For more information go to http://www.wordtemple.com
Kathleen Winter’s first full-length collection of poems, Nostalgia for the Criminal Past, won the Antivenom Prize and was published by Elixir Press in 2012. Her poems have appeared in The New Republic, Tin House, AGNI, FIELD, VOLT, New American Writing, and The Cincinnati Review. Kathleen teaches literature and writing at the University of San Francisco and Napa Valley College. She lives with her husband near Glen Ellen, California.
Mike Tuggle has lived in Cazadero in western Sonoma County since 1981. He was the recipient of a Sonoma Community Foundation Award in poetry, a Dickens Award in fiction, and the Oberon Poetry Prize. He is the author of Cazadero Poems, a chapbook with the poet Susan Kennedy, and two full-length collections, Absolute Elsewhere and The Singing Itself. He was the poet laureate of Sonoma County for 2008–2009.
Terry Ehret is a poet and teacher, one of the founders of Sixteen Rivers Press, a hands-on publishing collective run by and for San Francisco Bay Area Poets. She has published four collections of poetry, most recently Night Sky Journey from Kelly’s Cove Press. Literary awards include the National Poetry Series, California Book Award, Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize, Nomination for the Northern California Book Reviewer’s Award, and five Pushcart Prize nominations. From 2004-2006, she served as the poet laureate of Sonoma County where she lives and teaches.