After nearly three years of producing and hosting Poets’ Circle Poetry Reading Series at the Watsonville Public Library, the series has reached its conclusion. I would like to acknowledge all the featured readers, beginning in August of 2012 with T. Mike Walker and including former Santa Cruz County Poet Laureate David Swanger, Adela Najarro, Lisa Simon, Danusha Lameris, Patti Sirens, John Laue, Patrice Vechionne, Joel Magen, Len Anderson, Kate Hitt, Debra Spencer, Barbara Leon, Amber Coverdale Sumrall, Patricia Zylus, Jenny D’ Angelo, Joyce Keller, Dane Cervine, Stan Rushworth, David Allen Sullivan, Victor Henry, Brian Turner, Daniel Yaryan, the Emerald Street Poets, the fifth graders of Pacific Coast Charter School, and ending with Ron Lampi in June, 2015.
Thanks especially to the Friends of the Watsonville Public Library, librarians Watonka Addison, Susan Rennison and Dolores Weimers, and Arts Council Santa Cruz County. Also a big thanks to all who participated, stepping up to the open mic to share their poetry and songs, and sometimes prose and to the audiences who engaged in meaningful and spirited conversation. This was a fantastic series! Many thanks.