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September 17, 2016 at El Dorado Arts Council in Placerville, CA.


Poetry Off Main
A Third Saturday ArtWalk Event
Featured Poets and Open Mic to Follow

Come be surrounded by art at the Fausel House Gallery that also features the Patchwork Sierra Exhibition. Quilts Commemorating the beauty and history of El Dorado County.

About the featured Poets:

Cynthia Linville’s two poetry collections, The Lost Thing and Out of Reach, are available from Cold River Press. Her poem “I am Fortune’s Ungraceful Daughter” was nominated for a Pushcart in 2012. Linville has taught in the English Department at California State University, Sacramento since 2000 and has served as Managing Editor of Convergence: an online journal of poetry and art since 2008. A music aficionado with a theater background, she occasionally appears with musicians, including Victor Krummencher of Camper Van Beethoven, and with the group Poetica Erotica. She invented a poetic form dubbed the Linvillanelle which is profiled here: http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/p/calliopes-closet.html

Poet Chris Olander has been writing poetry since 1984, “articulating artistic words through music, spoken word and gestures: poetry experiences of energized body language.” Olander’s poetry arises from land-based ethics rooted in science, observation and reflection. “I explore human horrors and beautiful auras of mystical revelations and all that is
possible in being here now. What we make of life is what we get. I create an action art poetry: musical image phrasing to dramatize relative experiences–a poetry from oral and bard traditions, a sound poet exploring meanings and ideas in rhythm patterns.” Olander has worked as a Poet/Teacher with California Poets in Schools (CPITS), since 1984. He teaches and reads his work throughout California and in Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. He has been published in many
anthologies, magazines and specialty publications; has an M.A. in Creative Writing, CSUS 1984; has taught in 34 elementary schools and 25 high schools in 17 N. Ca. counties and elementary schools in Hawaii and Washington states.

Address: 772 Pacific St, Placerville
Poetry Off Main

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