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Mike Tuggle

Monday, April 6th – 7 pm
Poets Mike Tuggle & Bill Vartnaw

Two Laureates on one stage… and you in the open mic…

Mike TuggleMike Tuggle, Sonoma County Poet Laureate Emeritus (2008-9), is celebrating the upcoming publication of The Motioning In, New & Selected Poems by Petaluma River Press due this spring.  He is also the author of Absolute Elsewhere (2004, Philos Press) & The Singing Itself (2009, Running Wolf Press) & two chapbooks, Cazadero Poems (1994, Floating Island Press), and What Lures The Foxes (2011, Kelly’s Cove Press).  He was the recipient of a Sonoma Community Foundation Award in poetry, a Dickens Award in fiction, and the Oberon Poetry Prize.

BILL_VARTNAW-450x297Bill Vartnaw, Sonoma County Poet Laureate Emeritus (2012-3), is a veteran of the San Francisco poetry open mic scene; he established Taurean Horn Press in 1974, which has published the works of several SF poets.  He is the author of two poetry books, In Concern: for Angels (1984, Taurean Horn Press) & Suburbs of my Childhood (2009, Beatitude Press).  His latest chapbook, an anthology, Finnish-American Poetry by Rauhala, Vartnaw & Hagelberg, came out in 2010 by United Finnish Kaleva Brothers and Sisters.

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