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Monday, 2/13/23 – 7pm
VirtualPoets! Kim Shuck hosts

Meeting ID: 843 5026 5713
Passcode: 244211

Robert Eugene Rubino is a retired newspaper copy editor and sports columnist who has published prose and poetry in various print and online journals. In 2016 he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in creative nonfiction and in 2022 published three collections:
“Aficionado,” prose & poetry,
“Vanity Unfair,” poetry,
“Douglas Knocks Out Tyson,” poetry,
Born and raised in New York City, for more than 50 years he has lived in California, including Berkeley, San Francisco, Oakland, the Gold Country, the San Joaquin Valley and  for 30 years in the North Bay. He currently lives in Palo Alto with his wife, Terry.

Karen Llagas’s new chapbook, All Of Us Are Cleaved, is recently published by Nomadic Press. Her first collection of poetry, Archipelago Dust, was published by Meritage Press in 2010. A recipient of the 2022 RHINO Founder’s Prize, Filamore Tabios, Sr. Memorial Poetry Prize, an Elizabeth George Award and a Hedgebrook residency, her poems, translations,  prose and reviews have also appeared in various journals and anthologies. Born and raised in the Philippines, she has an MFA in Writing from Warren Wilson College and a BA from Ateneo de Manila. Karen lectures at UC Berkeley and works as a freelance translator. More on her at

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