June 6, 2008:
Susan Kelly-DeWitt and Albert Flynn DeSilver
Copperfields Books, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa, CA. Corner of Farmer's Lane and Montgomery Drive.
Albert Flynn DeSilver is the author, most recently of Letters to Early Street, Summer 2007 from La Alameda/University of New Mexico Press, and Walking Tooth & Cloud from French Connection Press in Paris, January 2007. He has published more than one hundred poems in literary journals worldwide including Zyzzyva, New American Writing, Jacket (Australia), Poetry Kanto (Japan), Van Gogh’s Ear (France), Hanging Loose, Exquisite Corpse, and many others. He is also the editor and publisher of The Owl Press, publishing innovative poetry and poetic collaboration. He is now the CEO/Director of Visiting Angels, a Senior Homecare agency in Santa Rosa, California.
Susan Kelly-DeWitt is the author of THE FORTUNATE ISLANDS (Marick Press 207). Other works include the chapbooks A CAMELLIA FOR JUDY FEATHER’S HAND, TO A SMALL MOTH, Susan Kelly-DeWitt’s GREATEST HITS, THE LAND and a letterpress collection, THE BOOK OF INSECTS. Her new chapbook, CASSIOPEIA ABOVE THE BANYAN TREE appears online as Mudlark 33 and was released in an expanded print version from Rattlesnake Press in 2007. Over the years she has worked as a freelance writer and poetry columnist for the Sacramento Bee and Sacramento Union, as the editor of the on-line journal Perihelion and the print journal Quercus; she has been a California Poet-in-the-Schools, the program director of an arts program for homeless women, an educator, and an artist in the prisons. She lives in Sacramento, California, where she is an editor of Swan Scythe Press, an exhibiting visual artist and an instructor the University of California, Davis Extension. She recently completed her second collection of poems, GHOSTFIRE.
Opening poet: Susan Kennedy
Causes Albert DeSilver Supports
California Poets in the Schools
The Stepping Stones Project
Spirit Rock Center
KWMR Community Radio
Small Press Traffic