POETRY

Alta Poetry 2018

Works by acclaimed poets Dana Gioia, Joanne Kyger, Frank Osen and Gary Snyder observe moments of life in Calfornia and the West

Each quarter, the Journal of Alta California publishes poetry from California and the West that illuminates the human condition and becomes, in the words of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, “eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.”

Gary Snyder is a noted poet, essayist, lecturer, and environmental activist. Snyder is a winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the American Book Award.
Gary Snyder is a winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the American Book Award.
SPRING 2018: ‘WHY CALIFORNIA WILL NEVER BE LIKE TUSCANY’

by Gary Snyder

 

This is a photo of Dana Gioia was appointed California's Poet Laureate by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2015.
Dana Gioia was appointed California’s Poet Laureate by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2015.
SUMMER 2018: ‘MEET ME AT THE LIGHTHOUSE’

by Dana Gioia

 

Joanne Kyger was the author of over 30 books of poetry and prose.
Joanne Kyger was the author of over 30 books of poetry and prose.
FALL 2018: ‘I BLINKED MY EYES, LOOKED UP AND EVERYONE WAS 25 YEARS OLDER’

by Joanne Kyger

 

Frank Osen is the winner of the 2012 Able Muse Book Award.ROBERT OSEN
Frank Osen is the winner of the 2012 Able Muse Book Award.
WINTER 2018: ‘NOVEMBER FLEA MARKET’

by Frank Osen