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Updated, May 2022

Cæsura Call 2022 (View on PDF)

 

San José Poetry Slam Zoom Edition

featuring Michael Jasso!

Sunday, June 12, 2022
Co-sponsored by Caravan Lounge

Hosted by Slammaster Scorpiana Xlent!
6:30 PM (PST)

Register through Eventbrite

Bauchhaar
our next program is Alakh

featuring Dr. Roop Rekha Verma & Shri Ram Prakash Tripathi from India, Rachna Shrivastava & Rajeev Bharol from California!

Hosted by Anshu Johri & Poppy Charnalia!

Saturday, May 28, 2022 

9:30AM (PST)
10:00PM (India Time)

Log-in for this event here

Cæsura 2021 Book Release Party!

featuring

poets and artists published in the PRINT & ONLINE edition!

Sunday, April 24, 2022
1:00-3:00 PM (PST)

Register in advance for this meeting Zoom Link

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Poetry Lounge

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Co-sponsored by Willow Glen Public Library
Hosted by Lesa Medley!


1:00 (PST)

To attend, email the host at lcmedley016@gmail.com to receive your Zoom link.

 

San José Poetry Slam Zoom Edition

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Co-sponsored by Caravan Lounge
Hosted by Slammaster Scorpiana Xlent!


1:00 (PST)

Register through Eventbrite

 

Well-RED READING SERIES

featuring

Cassandra Bousquet, Aileen Cassinetto & Keiki Leni Ward and the showing of the poetry film “Breathe”!

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Co-sponsored by Works/San José

7:00 PM (PST)

Register in advance for this event: Zoom

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Cassandra Bousquet is 18 years old. She enjoys knitting, reading, spending time in nature, and participating in theatre and chorus. She has been writing all her life and hopes to be a successful author in the future. Cassandra is a recent graduate of the Youth Climate Ambassador program put on by San Mateo County’s Office of Sustainability, San Mateo County Office of Education, Citizens’ Environmental Council of Burlingame and Peninsula Clean Energy. She is continuing her climate activism through her Instagram @unitedagainstclimatechange

Aileen Cassinetto is an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow and the Poet Laureate of San Mateo County. Her work has appeared in Poetry magazine, Marsh Hawk Press Review, Fellowship Magazine, and Moria, among others. She received a Special Congressional Recognition in 2021, and was appointed by the Board of Supervisors to serve as Commissioner for the Commission on the Status of Women through 2025. She is a 2022 Metro Film and Arts Foundation grantee.

Keiki Leni Ward is a spoken word poet and former student at Ravenswood Middle School. She writes about her history and heritage, her community, and her hopes as a young woman of color. Her work was featured by the Ravenswood Education Foundation as part of their Giving Tuesday campaign. Her poem, “Mirroring Sea,” about sea level rise and its impact on East Palo Alto, is featured in the San Mateo County Youth Ecopoetry Project.

 

Third Thursdays @ Willow Glen Library

Thursday, June 16, 2022
Hosted by Lesa Medley!

7:00 PM (PST)

To attend, email the host at lcmedley016@gmail.com to receive your Zoom link. 

Poetry Exchange

Sunday, June 19, 2022
Co-sponsored by Los Gatos Public Library
Hosted by Lesa Medley!

1:00 PM (PST)

To attend, email the host at lcmedley016@gmail.com to receive your Zoom link. 

Beautiful Black Books
featuring Judah 1!

Saturday, June 25, 2022
Hosted by Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Tshaka Campbell!

11:00 AM (PST)

Register in advance for this event on Zoom

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

To understand who Judah is you’ve got to know the work and it’ll all fall into Alignment. David Judah Oliver is an accomplished poet and author of two published books of original poetry, Instructions for Alchemy. Ingredients of Ether and Child of the Sun. Man of the Moon available on Amazon. He is the Co-Host and Founder of LionLike MindState Poetry and Art Series at the Pomona Fairplex. He is also Art Director of the African American Advisory Alliance of Pomona. He has been a member of the Los Angeles Slam Team 2005 and 2006. He was Coach and SlamMaster of the Empire MindState Poetry Slam Team of Pomona 2009 and 2010, leading his Team of Poets to 2nd in the Nation. As an entrepreneur, he Owned and Operated the now legendary Machine Pomona Art Gallery in the Pomona Arts Colony, 2011-2014. For this work, he was awarded a full scholarship to further his education at Pitzer College of the Claremont Colleges. He is an Art Consultant for the Ontario Montclair School District  2012 to present. David Judah 1 has taught poetry at every level of education spanning kindergarten to college and university workshops, even beyond bars and barriers as an Art Instructor for the Prison Education Program, teaching poetry to inmates at Chino Men’s and Women’s Prison, Norco Rehabilation Center for Men and including Camp Glen Rocky Detention Camp for Boys, San Dimas. Marrying his deep love for creation and building, David Oliver also owns MindState Inspections, a Civil Engineering Consulting Company. He is also a Licensed Minister and has officiated 15 weddings and a funeral.

David Marcus Oliver/Judah 1 was recently Unanimously Voted to Serve on the Pomona Arts and Culture Commission as a Citizen Advisory Committee Member.

He is…the Inaugural Poet Laureate of Pomona!

TheArtofDavidJudah.com

Ig. @judah1 @LionLikeArtCommunity



 

ALL IN-PERSON EVENTS ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Poets @ Play
WILL RETURN
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Edwin Markham House in History Park
635 Phelan Avenue, San José, CA 95112
Admission FREE
Free parking in the Staff/Volunteer lot on Phelan Avenue.
Please enter History Park from the Phelan Avenue side

Questions? Call 408-368-0353
RSVP recommended but not required: poetsatplay@pcsj.org

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cæsura 2020
Om & Ohm, has arrived!
view the online selections here!


Thanks to all who attended events in the 2020 San José Poetry Festival! Highlights to come on Facebook and YouTube!

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