Moonday East welcomes celebrated poets, Kate Kingston & Keborah P. Kolodji on May 19th at 2 pm at the beautiful Flintridge Bookstore in La Cañada. Moonday is hosted by Alice Pero and Lois P. Jones. The East Side reading occurs on the 3rd Sunday of every month from 2 to 4 pm. There will be a feature and open mic. Come early to sign up for the open reading. Visit: www.moondaypoetry.com for more information.
Kate Kingston’s most recent book of poems, Shaking the Kaleidoscope, published by Lost Horse Press, 2012, was a finalist in the 2011 Idaho Prize for Poetry. Previous collections of her poetry include In My Dreams Neruda, El Río de las Animas Perdidas en Purgatorio, and Unwritten Letters. Kingston has been awarded fellowships from the Colorado Council on the Arts, the Harwood Museum, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and Fundación Valparaíso in Mojácar, Spain, among others. She is the recipient of the W.D Snodgrass Award for Poetic Endeavor and Excellence awarded by Kathleen Snodgrass. She was also a finalist in The May Swenson Award, The Pablo Neruda Prize, and the Arts and Letters Rumi Prize. Her poems can be found in the Atlanta Review, Ellipsis, Great River Review, Hawai’i Review, Hunger Mountain, Margie, Nimrod, the Pinch, Rattle, Runes, and Sugar House Review. Kingston currently lives and writes in Trinidad, Colorado.
The former president of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, Deborah P Kolodji moderates the Southern California Haiku Study Group in Pasadena, California. Her work has appeared widely in print & on-line publications. Deborah is the co-chair of the local organizing committee for Haiku North America 2013: “Intervals,” which will take place in August 2013 on board the Queen Mary. She has published four chapbooks of poetry and has appeared in a number of anthologies, including Haiku 21,Modern Haiku Press, 2011, Lighting the Global Lantern: A Teacher’s Guide to Writing Haiku and Related Forms, various Red Moon anthologies by Red Moon Press as well as Rhysling Anthologies by the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Recent projects include her participation in “Ants on the Sidewalk,” a podcast by the Haiku Chronicles (www.haikuchronicles.com) and Hiver Jingles, a bilingual French/English rensaku chapbook published in Quebec.
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge CA 91011, at the intersection of Foothill Blvd. and the Angeles Crest Highway. Take the Angeles Crest exit off of the 210, and turn south toward Foothill Blvd. Parking is in the rear of the store. For more information, call (818) 790-0717.