Monday, February 4th – 7-9 pm
Aileen Cassinetto & Connie Post read their work
POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Featured readers, followed by an open mic
Hosted by Jerry Ferraz and San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck, Bird ^ Beckett’s “POETS!” series occurs on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 7 pm. Typically, two featured poets, always followed by an open mic.
Tonight, the featured readers are the new Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, Aileen Cassinetto, and the former Poet Laureate of Livermore (2005-2009), Connie Post.
Aileen Cassinetto has just begun her term as the Poet Laureate of San Mateo County. She is the author of two poetry collections, The Pink House of Purple Yam Preserves and Other Poems (2018) and Traje de Boda (2010) as well as three chapbooks, B&O Blues (2018), The Art of Salamat (2017) and Tweet (2017). Her work is on permanent display at the San Francisco Public Library as part of the Hay(na)ku Poetry Exhibit. She is also the publisher of Paloma Press, an independent literary press established in 2016, which has released 12 books to date.
Aileen’s website – aileencassinetto.com
Connie Post served as Poet Laureate of Livermore, California (2005 to 2009). Her work has appeared dozens of journals, including Calyx, Comstock Review, Cold Mountain Review Slipstream, River Styx, Spoon River Poetry Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review and Verse Daily. Her first full length Book “Floodwater” (Glass Lyre Press 2014) won the Lyrebird Award. Her chapbook “And when the Sun Drops” was the Aurorean Editor’s choice award. Her other awards include the 2018 Liakoura Award, the Caesura Award and the 2016 Crab Creek Poetry Award.
Connie’s website – poetrypost.com
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