Yuyutsu Sharma reading in San Francisco

You are warmly & joyfully invited to a POETRY READING at the Pink Palace…

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YUYUTSU SHARMA

Author of Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems

A Blizzard in My Bones:  New York Poems

The Nepal Trilogy:  Photographs and Poetry

about the Nepal areas of Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang

 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 – 7:00 PM

at the Pink Palace,home of Diane Frank and Erik Ievins

in the Outer Sunset, San Francisco.

Please RSVP to GeishaPoet@aol.com to reserve your seat! 

I will mail the address and directions after your RSVP.

Dessert & snack potluck at the break – bring something sweet or savory or a beverage.

(Parking on neighborhood streets – same street or around the corner.)

PLEASE NOTE:  We observe the Japanese custom of no shoes in the house.

Shoe racks are provided on the porch.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE:  This is a fragrance-free event.

Please avoid scented skin & hair products & aftershave

so people with allergies and asthma can attend.

Please tell your friends and bring your friends!

 

The Fine Print…

 

Quaking Cantos is the creative response of a world-renowned Himalayan poet to the earthquakes that shook Nepal in 2015, killing thousands and leaving more than a million people homeless, vulnerable to the ravages of the harsh Himalayan environment. In the aftermath of the earthquakes, his North and Central American reading tours suspended, Yuyutsu returns to Nepal to bear witness to the devastation the “cosmic commotion” has caused in his own Himalayan home. “These are wonderful, troubling, and moving poems.”

Yuyutsu Sharma with Arturo Mantecón at Sacramento Poetry Center||| Mon, June 27 @ 7:30 pm ||| 1719 25th St

Yuyutsu  Sharma and Arturo Mantecón
      Monday, June 27 @ 7:30 pm
Sacramento Poetry Center, 1719 25th Street
Host: Wendy Williams
Yuyutsu Sharma is the recipient of fellowships and grants from TheRockefeller Foundation, the Ireland Literature Exchange, the TrubarFoundation, Slovenia, among others, and is a distinguished poet and translator. He has published nine poetry collections including, A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems (Nirala, 2016), Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems (Nirala, 2016), and Milarepa’s Bones and 33 New Poems (Nirala, 2012).
Arturo Mantecón is a poet and translator born in Laredo, Texas andraised in Detroit, Michigan. His poetry has appeared in La Ventana Abierta, Poetry Now and various anthologies. A collection of his short stories, Memories, Cuentos Verídicos, y Otras Outright Lies, was published by En Casa in 2014. He has translated the poetry and prose of the mad Spanish poeta maldito, Leopoldo María Panero. He is currently translating the work of Francisco Ferrer Lerín.
Poem by Yuyutsu SharmaI see my world shaking…
I see my world shaking—
my floor, my bed, my table, my house
my pen stumbling across the soggy span of my page
the stanzas splintered from the kicks of a demon
awake after a sleep of million years…
I see my squares mangled from the litter of a wheezing earth
I see top of our towers crumble and topple onto the dried up riverbeds
I see rickety bridges shudder, waters undulating in the turquoise lakes
on the lofty Himalayan heights, a bowl of milk held in the hands of a fearful grandma.

I see dagger of snow crashing onto the mule paths,
salt routes threading through rocky terrains clogged,
the sheets of snow stained from mammoth avalanches
the pinnacles of snow thrust from the earth’s heart tumble
and disappear in a fraction of a second in God’s colossal mouth…

I see domes of our stupas crack,
five colored flags fluttering before Buddha’s  own eyes bend and break,
oil lamps lit by Yeti’s hollowed skull dim out
in the sunken canyons of the monks’ wailing eyes…

I see famished angels coming out of snow-clad sanctuaries
like the saffron flames fleeing their kingdoms in exile
I see them come out and lean against the mossy fences
on the threshold of great canyons to ponder over the loss of  lives
uttering prayers as the earth cracks open and engulfs
their settlements in front of their own bemused eyes…

I see shrines of our deities shake,
the Lord’s own body cracked into two lifeless boulders,
his mace, his scepter, his lotus,
his conch shell, his brass bowls of nectar,
his splintered quiver full of blunt arrows…

AND WHO WILL BOTHER

by Arturo Mantecón

how tell one from another
another from one
without killing the one
without fating the other
without forking the paths
of the homeward lamb
and the sinful goat
without splintering
the sharp arcs
of the crow
into irrational numbers
it is the mayhem of the word
burning drowning
the soluble body
of the sugar and the salt
the high silk hat
wherein the rabbit disappears
over and over again
to emerge from a sleeve
as a starting bouquet of doves
over and over again
it is to loom the sierpinski carpet
until it lifts up and grazes
the crescent moons
of the inescapable
minarets of baghdad
it is to sweep the dust
of gentile cantors
through those dream
alleys of the souqs
that loll and curl
like ribbons of flesh
like acute angles of smoke
it is to present oneself weeping
and as cock naked
as the humbled jesus
to the cruel gasping laughter
of the stars

    Coming Events:  SPC and Elsewhere
       Events take place at the Sacramento Poetry Center
7:30 PM (unless otherwise noted)
Poetry Center Gallery June: “Comrades in the heart”
by local artists Susan Kelly-DeWitt and Helen Plenert
June 26, SPC and SMAC present:  An evening with Dana Gioia at the Crocker Art Museum, 6:00 PM.
July 1, Host Nancy Aidé González: Mosaic of Voices with Yuyutsu Sharma and Andy Jones at the Avid Reader, Sacramento, 7 pm
July 2, Host Penny Kline:  ASIAN DIASPORA with Yuyutsu Sharma, Rhony Bhopla, Heera Kulkarni, Meera Klein and Jasmeen Kaur Bassi, 2:00 pm
July 11, Host Emmanuel Sigauke:  Monika Rose and Sarah Pape
July 16, Host Phillip Larrea: Sacramento Voices with Susan Kelly- DeWitt, Nancy Aidé González and Mary Mackey, 4:30 pm
July 18, Host Bethanie Humphreys: Hot Poetry in the Park, Fremont Park, 7 pm
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Sacramento Poetry Center
1719 25th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816 | Phone: 916 240 1897
     

Yuyutsu Sharma: Upcoming Florida and California readings

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FLORIDA

Wednesday, June 22, 7 to 9 p.m.

Yuyutsu Sharma as feature poet at Wine-Me on  204 South Beach Street Daytona Beach 386-871-7769.The program is presented by Volusia County Poet Laureate Dr. David B. Axelrod, axelrod@poetrydoctor.org, or call 386-337-4567

CALIFORNIA

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Monday, June 27th 7:30 pm

Yuyutsu Sharma to read with  Arturo Mantecón at Sacramento Poetry Center
Hosted by Wendy Williams, Sacramento Poetry Center 1719 25th St between Q and R, http://sacramentopoetrycenter.org

TUESDAY June 28, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Yuyutsu Sharma at the library of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Rd, Davis CA 95616 http://www.uudavis.org/ Hosted by Allegra Silberstein

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 – 7:00 PM

Yuyutsu Sharma Poetry Reading at the Pink Palace, home of Diane Frank and Erik Levins in the Outer Sunset, San Francisco.Please RSVP to GeishaPoet@aol.com to reserve your seat!

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Thursday, June 30, 2016   7:00 – 9:30 PM

An Evening with the Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu Sharma in Berkeley

at the Himalayan Flavors Restaurant 1585 University Avenue (corner California)

Berkeley California 94703

 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Yuyutsu Sharma reading at Mosaic of Voices, Sacramento

Hosted by Nancy Aidé González 

 

Saturday, July 2nd Time TBD

Yuyutsu Sharma reading at Asian Diaspora with

Jassi Bassi, Rhony Bhopla, Meera Klein, Heera Kulkarni

Sacramento Poetry Center 1719 25th St between Q and R,

http://sacramentopoetrycenter.org

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An Evening with the Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu Sharma in Berkeley

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Thursday, June 30, 2016   7:00 – 9:30 PM

at the Himalayan Flavors Restaurant

1585 University Avenue (corner California)

Berkeley California 94703

Currently on his West coast tour, Yuyutsu Sharma  will read from his most recent book, Quaking Cantos and A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems . Recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature, Yuyutsu RD Sharma is a distinguished poet and translator. Currently Visiting Poet at Columbia University, New York and he has just returned from Argentina where he was participating in XI International Poetry Festival, Buenos Aires as a Special Guest. More www.www.yuyutsu.de or www.niralapublications.com

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Quaking Cantos is the creative response of a world-renowned Himalayan poet to the earthquakes that shook Nepal in 2015, killing thousands and leaving more than a million people homeless, vulnerable to the ravages of the harsh Himalayan environment. In the aftermath of the earthquakes, his North and Central American reading tours suspended, Yuyutsu returns to Nepal to bear witness to the devastation the “cosmic commotion” has caused in his own Himalayan home. “These are wonderful, troubling, and moving poems.”

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A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems constitute Sharma’s reflections on what it means for a Himalayan poet to transform to a new creation….a New Yorker! Himalayan culture collides with cultures of New York City as he celebrates a shared vision of humanity forged in a metropolis and in the mountains of home.

Himalayan Flavors Restaurant Features authentic cuisine of the greater Himalayan regions Please 7:00 – 8:00 PM Dinner and socializing 8:00 – 9:30 PM Reading, book-signing, more socializing www.himalayanflavors.com

PLEASE NOTE:  Free parking available in restaurant lot and street parking after 7 PM.  Or BART to Downtown Berkeley, and walk or take 51B bus to California St. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible.

Please RSVP to Estelle Schneider at estelabella2003@yahoo.com so we can give the restaurant an estimate

 

 

 

Yuyutsu Sharma to participate in XI Festival Internacional de Poesía de Buenos Aires

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World renowned Himalayan poet visits Argentina to  participate Festival Internacional de Poesía de Buenos Aires as a Guest poet along with poets from all over the world.The festival. 2016 celebrates its 11th Edition, the CCK from 7 to 11 June. The International Festival of poetry of Buenos Aires was born six years ago in the framework of the book fair of the city of Buenos Aires and every year receives poets from all over the world.

PARTICIPANTES 2016

Thomas Boberg, Dinamarca
Mireia Calafell, España
Giovanni Catelli, Italia
Sandra Cornejo, Argentina
Marta Cwielong, Argentina
Rebeca Chambi, Argentina
Benjamín Chávez, Bolivia
Lina Ekdahl, Suecia
Jorge Fondebrider, Argentina
Laura García del Castaño, Argentina
Berta García Faet, España-EEUU
Ana Guillot, Argentina
Sasja Janssen, Holanda
Dmitry Legeza, Rusia
Claudio Lo Menzo, Argentina
Florencia López, Argentina
Elisa Lucinda, Brasil
Giorgio Luzzi, Italia
Eugenio Mandrini, Argentina
Andrés Montenegro, Argentina
Moon Chung-hee, Corea del Sur
Hugo Mujica, Argentina
Adnan Özer, Turquía
Julio Pirrera Quiroga, Argentina
Mirta Rosenberg, Argentina
Julio Salgado, Argentina
Luís Serguhila, Portugal-Brasil
Marina Serrano, Argentina
Yuyutsu Sharma, India-EEUU
Numy Silva, Paraguay-Argentina
Kentaro Tanaka, Japón
Serge Patrice Thibodeau, Canadá
Malú Urriola, Chile
Minerva Margarita Villareal, México

www.festivalpoesiabsas.com.ar

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(Español) Programación

06

Pre-Inauguración
Acciones en las calles de la ciudad: lecturas con megáfono, suelta de poemas.

07

19:00 hs.
Inauguración

Proyección de un video
Palabras de Bienvenida: Gustavo Mozzi, Graciela Aráoz, Hernán Lombardi

19:30 hs.
Dmitry Legeza (Rusia), Giorgio Luzzi (Italia), Hugo Mujica (Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires)

20:30 hs.
Salón:
Jaime Lepé “Dajmé” presenta
DAJME, RARA MANERA DE AMANIERAR
Performance de música, video y fotografía. Copla Flamenca y cancionero iberoamericano.

Participan:
Dajmé (Jaime Lepé): cantante
Carlos Tardel: guitarrista
Felipe Ochsenius: percusión

Invitados
Gustavo Pagéz: pianista
Dalila Real: actriz y cantante

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19:00 hs.
Salón de poesía uno
Participan:
Ana Guillot (Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires), Florencia López (San Luis), Yuyutsu Ram Dass Sharma (India).

19:30 hs.
Salón de poesía dos
Participan:
Marta Cwielong (Pcia. de Buenos Aires), Giovanni Catelli (Italia), Benjamín Chávez (Bolivia).

20:00 hs.
Salón de poesía tres
Participan:
Julio Pirrera Quiroga (Pcia. de Buenos Aires), Thomas Barberg (Dinamarca), Gabo Ferro (Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires).

20:30 hs.
Salón de poesía cuatro
Participan:
Sandra Cornejo (Pcia. de Buenos Aires), Issa Makhlouf (Libia), Eugenio Mandrini (Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires).

21:00 hs.
Performance
Elisa Lucinda (Brasil).

Anfitriona de la gala: Graciela Aráoz

09

12:00 hs.
Lecturas con megáfono
Todos los poetas participantes del festival
Lugar: Viejo Mercado de San Telmo

19:00 hs.
Salón de poesía seis
Participan:
Andrés Montenegro (Bahía Blanca), Minerva Margarita Villarreal (México), Serge Thibadeau (Canadá).

19:30 hs.
Salón de poesía siete
Participan:
Osvaldo Bossi (Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires), Lina Ekdahl (Suecia), Rebeca Chambi (Jujuy).

20:30 hs.
Salón de poesía ocho
Participan:
Sasja Janssen (Holanda), Malú Urriola (Chile), Jorge Fondebrider (Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires).

Anfitriona de la gala: Graciela Aráoz

10

19:00 hs.
Salón de poesía nueve
Participan:
Julio Salgado (Santiago del Estero), Claudio Lo Menzo (Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires), Kentaro Tanaka (Japón)

19:30 hs.
Salón de poesía diez
Participan:
Berta García Faet (España), Moon Chong Li (Corea del Norte), Numa Silva (Paraguay)

20:00 hs.
Los poetas y sus cartas
Salón Federal del CCK, 6° piso.
Participan:
Jaime Dajme Lepé y Pedro Olivares (Chile)

20:30 hs.
Salón de poesía once
Participan:
Mireia Calafeli (Cataluña), Luis Serguhila (Portugal), Laura García del Castaño (Córdoba)

21:00 hs.
Performance a cargo de Miroslav Scheuba.
Informe desde la ciudad sitiada”, poema de Zbigniew Herbert.

21:10 hs.
Salón de poesía doce
Participan:
Marina Serrano (Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires), Mirta Rosenberg (Rosario- Ciudad Autónoma), Adnan Ozer (Turquía).

Anfitriona de la gala: Graciela Aráoz

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19:30 hs.
Proyección de video reportaje a Jorge Luis Borges.

20:00 hs.
Dúo Patricia Barone y Javier González. Tango.

20:30 hs.
Hasta luego Buenos Aires dicen los poetas participantes del festival

Thomas Boberg
Osvaldo Bossi
Mireia Calafell
Giovanni Catelli
Sandra Cornejo
Marta Cwielong
Rebeca Chambi
Benjamín Chávez
Lina Ekdahl
Jorge Fondebrider
Gabo Ferro
Laura García del Castaño
Berta García Faet
Ana Guillot
Sasja Janssen
Dmitry Legeza
Claudio Lo Menzo
Florencia López
Elisa Lucinda
Giorgio Luzzi
Eugenio Mandrini
Andrés Montenegro
Moon Chung-heeur
Hugo Mujica
Adnan Özer
Julio Pirrera Quiroga
Mirta Rosenberg
Julio Salgado
Luís Serguhila
Marina Serrano
Yuyutsu Sharma
Numy Silva
Kentaro Tanaka
Serge Patrice Thibodeau
Malú Urriola
Minerva Margarita Villareal

Anfitriona: Graciela Aráoz

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Yuyutsu RD Sharma

Recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature, Yuyutsu RD Sharma is a distinguished poet and translator.
He has  published nine poetry collections including, A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems (Nirala, 2016), Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems, (Nirala, 2016),  Milarepa’s Bones, 33 New Poems, (Nirala, 2012),  Nepal Trilogy, Photographs and Poetry on Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang (www.Nepal-Trilogy.de, Epsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, 2010), a 900-page book with renowned German photographer, Andreas Stimm, Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Other Poems from Europe and America, (2009, Indian reprint 2014) and Annapurna Poems, 2008, Reprint, 2012).

Yuyutsu also brought out a translation of Irish poet Cathal O’ Searcaigh poetry in Nepali in a bilingual collection entitled, Kathmandu: Poems, Selected and New (2006) and a translation of Hebrew poet Ronny Someck’s poetry in Nepali in a bilingual edition, Baghdad, February 1991 & Other Poems. He has translated and edited several anthologies of contemporary Nepali poetry in English and launched a literary movement, Kathya Kayakalpa (Content Metamorphosis) in Nepali poetry.
Two books of his poetry, Poemes de l’ Himalayas (L’Harmattan, Paris) and Poemas de Los Himalayas (Cosmopoeticia, Cordoba, Spain) just appeared in French and Spanish respectively.

Widely traveled author, he has read his works at several prestigious places including Poetry Café, London, Seamus Heaney Center for Poetry, Belfast, New York University, New York, The Kring, Amsterdam, P.E.N, Paris, Knox College, Illinois, Whittier College, California, Baruch College, New York, WB Yeats’ Center, Sligo, Gustav Stressemann Institute, Bonn,  Rubin Museum, New York, Cosmopoetica, Cordoba, Spain,  Irish Writers’ Centre, Dublin, Columbia University, New York, Southbank Centre, London, Amity University, Gurgaon, India, The Guardian Newsroom, London, Trois Rivieres Poetry Festival, Quebec, Arnofini, Bristol, Borders, London, Slovenian Book Days, Ljubljana, Royal Society of Dramatic Arts, London, Gunter Grass House, Bremen, GTZ, Kathmandu, International Poetry Festival, Granada,  Nicaragua, Nehru Center, London, March Hare, Newfoundland, Canada, Gannon University, Erie, Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt, Indian International Center, New Delhi, and Villa Serbelloni, Italy.
He has held workshop in creative writing and translation at Queen’s University, Belfast, University of Ottawa and South Asian Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany, University of California, Davis, Sacramento State University, California and New York University, New York.
His works have appeared in Poetry Review, Chanrdrabhaga, Sodobnost, Amsterdam Weekly, Indian Literature, Irish Pages, Delo, Modern Poetry in Translation, Exiled Ink, Iton77, Little Magazine, The Telegraph, Indian Express and Asiaweek.
The Library of Congress has nominated his book of Nepali translations entitled Roaring Recitals; Five Nepali Poets as Best Book of the Year 2001 from Asia under the Program, A World of Books International Perspectives.
Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish and Dutch. He just published his nonfiction, Annapurnas & Stains of Blood: Life, Travel and Writing a Page of Snow, (Nirala, 2010). He edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing and contributes literary columns to Nepal’s leading daily, The Himalayan Times.

 

He was at the Poetry Parnassus Festival organized to celebrate London Olympics 2012 where he represented Nepal and India. Yuyutsu is the Visiting Poet at Columbia University, New York and will visit Argentina in June to participate in XI International Poetry Festival, Buenos Aires.

 

Half the year, he travels and reads all over the world to read from his works and conducts creative writing workshop at various universities in North America and Europe but goes trekking in the Himalayas when back home.
More: www.yuyutsu.de

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The Other Voice offers a bonus reading this spring featuring well-known Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu Sharma.

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The Other Voice, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, offers a bonus reading this spring featuring well-known Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu Sharma.
Allegra Silberstein will open for Yuyutsu making this a very special occasion.
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DATE/TIME:           TUESDAY June 28, 2016, 7:30 p.m.  
ADDRESS:             27074 Patwin Road, Davis (in the library)
 
Refreshments and open mic follow the reading
 
Yuyutsu Sharma is a distinguished poet and translator. He is currently the Visiting Poet at Columbia University in New York and will visit Argentina in June to participate in the International Poetry Festival in Buenos Aires. 
 
Yuyutsu has published nine poetry collections including,  A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems (Nirala, 2016), Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems, (Nirala, 2016),  Milarepa’s Bones, 33 New Poems, (Nirala, 2012),  and  Nepal Trilogy, Photographs and Poetry on Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang (www.Nepal-Trilogy.de ) Two books of his poetry, Poemes de l’ Himalayas(L’Harmattan, Paris) and Poemas de Los Himalayas (Cosmopoeticia, Cordoba, Spain) just appeared in French and Spanish respectively.
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He is the recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation; Ireland Literature Exchange; Trubar Foundation, Slovenia; The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature.
 
Widely traveled, he has read his works at several prestigious venues and  held workshops in creative writing and translation at Queen’s University, Belfast; University of Ottawa; South Asian Institute; Heidelberg University, Germany; University of California, Davis; Sacramento State University and New York University.  
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When he is not traveling the world reading his poetry and conducting workshops, Yuyutsu spends his time trekking in the Himalayas.
 
Allegra Silberstein Poet Laureate Emerita of the City of Davis has been widely published in journals and in several anthologies.  Her chapbooks include Acceptance by Small Poetry Press; In the Folds by Rattlesnake Review and Through Sun-glinting Particlespublished by Parallel Press in Madison, Wisconsin.  In 2015, her book, West of Angels was published by Cold River Press.  She is also the long time host of The Other Voice.