Poet and fiction writer, Parthenia M. Hicks, is the Poet Laureate of Los Gatos, CA, the recipient of the Robinson Jeffers Tor House Poetry Prize, the Arts Council Silicon Valley Fellowship for the Short Story, the Villa Montalvo Poetry prize, and several Pushcart nominations. She is the Poetry Editor of Enlightenment Journal and has a Masters of Divinity in Kriya Yoga.
Parthenia’s most recent publications include The Call: An Anthology of Women’s Writing and Remembering: An Anthology of Poems, and Sweet Obsession: The Art of Lynn Powers.
Of herself, Parthenia says, "I was born in the King’s Daughter’s Hospital, in a Navy town, along the Eastern Seaboard, in Portsmouth, Virginia to a half-Cherokee mother and a Jewish father who committed bigamy in order to marry my light-skinned, black-headed Mama. That was the start of following the call of the wild writing."
I'm excited to announce the June 2013 release of Local Habitations, poems by five N. CA Poets Laureate: Parthenia M. Hicks, Nils Peterson, Erica Goss, Sally Ashton and Dave Denny. The release launch and reading is June 15th at the Cupertino Community Hall, 3 pm.
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