Poetry

  • POETRY

    Alta Poetry 2018

    - These works by California poets capture particular, private moments of life in the Golden State
Frank Osen is the winner of the 2012 Able Muse Book Award.
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POETRY

‘November Flea Market’

This poem by Frank Osen appears in "Virtue, Big as Sin," which is his first full-length collection and the winner of the 2012 Able Muse Book Award

Joanne Kyger was the author of over 30 books of poetry and prose.
POETRY

‘I Blinked My Eyes, Looked Up and Everyone was 25 Years Older’

This poem by Joanne Kyger (1934-2017) appears in her book “As Ever: Selected Poems”

This is a photo of Dana Gioia was appointed California's Poet Laureate by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2015.
POETRY

‘Meet Me at the Lighthouse’

Dana Gioia is a professor of poetry and public culture at the University of Southern California and is the former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts

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.
POETRY

‘Why California Will Never Be Like Tuscany’

A poem from Gary Snyder, winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the American Book Award