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Poets of the Monterey Bay

Hummingbird Press Author Events
December 10
, 2013
7:00 PM
Tilly Washburn Shaw will read with David Swanger and Douglas McClellan for Poetry Santa Cruz at Capitola Book Café, 1475 41st Avenue, Capitola. [ Read more about this event. ]
December 14
, 2013
1:00 PM
Debra Spencer will celebrate the release of her second collection, Gleams When Wet.  Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 125 Canterbury Drive, Aptos.  Presented by Hummingbird Press. 1:00 reading, followed by book signing and reception.

• See Amber Coverdale Sumrall’s website for information on the writing workshops and retreats she offers.

Selected Past Events

Amber Coverdale Sumrall received the 2010 Gail Rich Award for her contribution to the cultural life of Santa Cruz County, California through her poetry, her poetry workshops and retreats, and her co-presenting the annual In Celebration of the Muse reading by 20 women authors of the Santa Cruz area.  Learn more in the article by Wallace Baine in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
Rosie King’s poem “Night Heron” from Sweetwater, Saltwater was read by poet Marc Beaudin on his weekly 10-minute poetry and jazz radio broadcast Report from the Mountains on WUCX 90.1 FM, Delta College Public Radio in North Dakota.  Listen to the 10-minute episode, including Marc Beaudin’s reading of “Night Heron.”
• A book review by Michelle McEwen of Sweetwater, Saltwater by Rosie King appears on the website of the literary review Rattle.
On the Water Meridian by Barbara Bloom and Sweetwater, Saltwater by Rosie King were nominated for the first annual Poetry award from the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (2008).

• The following 17 poems by six Hummingbird Press poets have been read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac on National Public Radio:

By Ken Weisner from Anything on Earth:
    • “The Gardener” on August 6, 2010.

By David Allen Sullivan from Strong-Armed Angels:
    • “Dragonflies at Dawn” on June 5, 2009.
    • “Warnings” on October 13, 2008.
    • “Permission Granted” on November 21, 2013.

By Barbara Bloom from On the Water Meridian:
    • “Making Things Right” on October 21, 2007.
    • “Vancouver to Edmonton” September 28, 2007.
    • “Her Legacy” April 28, 2008.

By Rosie King from Sweetwater, Saltwater:
    • “After Miss Shelley, Miss Hattersley, Miss Guilford—” on June 5, 2007.
    • “Old South School” on May 3, 2007.
    • “Visitation” on March 30, 2007.
    • “Saturdays” on March 23, 2007.

By Amber Coverdale Sumrall from her first collection of poems, Litany of Wings,
published by Many Names Press:
    • “Late Winter Rain” on March 3, 2009
    • “Reunion” on August 2, 2005.

By Debra Spencer from Pomegranate:
    • “At the Arraignment” on March 13, 2005.
    • “The Discovery of Sex” on March 11, 2005.
    • “Moment of Inertia” on March 9, 2005 and reread on March 9, 2008.
    • “Day Bath” on March 8, 2005 and reread on March 8, 2008.