VCCOOL April News & Earth Month info

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VCCool Newsletter April 15, 2008


Dear Climate Activists,

It’s an Earth Day event smorgasbord, so get your calendars out, air up your bike tires, find the bus schedule, and call your car-pool buddies! It’s time to meet, greet, and cool the heat.

VCCool will have a booth at two of the events – so see you there.

Also in this issue – important policy information.

-From the folks of VCCool
www.vccool.org

Mid Town – Earth Day Expo and Green Home and Garden Tour

http://www.vccool.org/newsletter/19_april_08/earth_day_08_poster_sm.jpgSaturday, April 19th, 2008
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
336 Sanjon Road, Ventura
Expo free – tour $10

Come out and see what your neighbors are doing to go green at home. The Midtown Ventura Community Council is sponsoring an Earth Day Expo and Green Home and Garden Tour. Visit the displays and pick up the map for the tour.

Updated Slide Show – An Inconvenient Truth

http://www.vccool.org/newsletter/19_april_08/inconvenient_truth.jpgSaturday, April 19th
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
EP Foster Library, Topping Room
651 E. Main St., Ventura

Gretchen Lewotsky “Climate Jedi” will be presenting this Climate Project presentation. Gretchen is one of 1,000 people who trained with Al Gore. The slide show has been updated with new information and facts about our local communities.

This event is sponsored by Jorgensen for Congress. Marta Jorgensen is a candidate for the United States House of Representatives, 24th District, and will also be at the event.

Earth Day in Santa Barbara – CEC Style

http://www.vccool.org/newsletter/19_april_08/cec_earthday.jpgSunday, April 20
10 am – 5:30 pm
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara

Sponsored by
the Community Environmental Council

Highlights include:
Green Car Show and Advanced Transportation Marketplace, Energy Village, Environmental Entrepreneurs and Innovators, Live Music and Entertainment on the Solar-powered Stage, Free Bicycle Check-ups, Children’s Area, Ride Free on MTD.

Ventura College Earth Action Day

http://www.vccool.org/newsletter/19_april_08/vc_earthaction.jpgWednesday, April 23
10:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Ventura College
Free
car parking is $1 on campus, bicycles free

VC’s second annual Earth Day is about ACTION–taking action, advocating action–with an emphasis on actions related to global warming.

The event features two stages of entertainment, a film series, booths, a program by EATM, music, singer/songwriters, poets, writers, clothing swap, alternative transportation info, and speakers. (A big thanks to Gwendolyn Alley and Elzbet Diaz de Leon!)

More information

Carl Morehouse:
Creating Sustainable Communities

(a Ventura College Earth Week event )

Thursday, April 24th
12:30 to 1:20 p.m.
SCI 352 (the Science Building), Ventura College Campus
Off Telegraph, Ventura

Carl Morehouse, Ventura City Council Member, previously Ventura’s Mayor, will speak on creating sustainable communities. This is an excellent opportunity to hear about city planning issues that affect Ventura citizens, and our ability to curb climate change.

Faith, Food, and Farming:
Presentation and Communal Supper

http://www.vccool.org/newsletter/19_april_08/green_lettering.jpgSaturday, April 26
1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
North Oxnard Methodist Church
1801 Joliet Place, Oxnard, 93030
$7 (no one turned away)

Presented by Progressive Christians Uniting

Environmental Justice:
Our Faith, Our Bodies, Our Neighbors, our Planet

How does what we eat really matter — and what does it really cost, now and in
the future? Join us for an afternoon of learning and action on the issues of how
our culture of food production and food choices impacts our bodies, our planet,
and our life together. Breakout sessions on organic farming, nutrition, farm
policy, and more. We’ll worship together and share a simple meal at 5 PM. Flyer

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Californians for Solar and Clean Energy has just collected enough signatures to put the Solar and Clean Energy Act (SACE) on the California 2008 November ballot!

This act requires 50% of all electricity sold by California utilities after 2025 to be generated by clean, renewable sources including: solar, geothermal, wind, biomass, small hydro, and tidal. According to the group, “California’s major investor-owned utilities, as well as coal and nuclear interests have indicated they will vigorously oppose this ballot proposition.” press release,
SACE FAQ V

Two More Green Events

Saturday, April 19th, 10 a.m. to Noon
Low Flow Irrigation practical workshop with John Lamar – 401 South Ventura Street, Ojai

Saturday, April 26, 3-7 pm
EcoLogic Life – green interior building store opens in Ojai – Refreshments and Harp Music Flyer


If you received this message from a friend, and you’d like to be on Ventura’s Global Warming email list, send a note to the action@vccool.org with instructions to add you to the global warming e-mail list.V

Tips on Writing a Publishable Letter to the Editor about an environmental problem

Take action or advocate an action! Write a letter to the editor for extra credit or to make-up an absence! Here are some tips how from the Earth Day Network News:

Tips on how to write your own Opinion Editorial or
Letter to the Editor and get it published!

Letters to the editor are an easy and effective way for us to voice our opinion to policy makers, corporations and the general public on the negative impacts of climate change. You can use letters to correct or interpret facts in response to inaccuracies, statements by corporations or government officials, to explain the connection between the news story and your priority issues, or to praise or criticize an article. The letters section is one of the most frequently read segments of newspapers.

Know your paper’s policy
Find out the newspaper’s policy for printing letters. Some have word limits and all require that you include your name, address and phone number. Your address and phone number will not be printed, but most publications will want to call you before they print your letter to confirm that you really did write the letter and that you want to have it published.

Keep it simple
Keep your points short and clear, and stick to one subject. If you focus on one specific issue, you’ll already have an edge on the writer who thinks they will be able to fill up their letter with a laundry list of details. Also, stick to commonly used terms and avoid jargon. Connect to basic values such as clean water and healthy communities.

Make your letter short
Make your first sentence short, compelling and catchy. Be direct and engaging. Try to hold each sentence to a minimum of 20 words. Your whole letter should ideally be a maximum of 150 words. No more than four paragraphs total, two paragraphs is best.

Get personal
Newspapers, at their core, are community entities. Editors will be much more likely to publish a letter, and the letter will have much more impact, if it demonstrates local relevance. The tips below are especially relevant if you are submitting a letter to the editor to your local paper.

Use local statistics. For example, a letter focusing on climate change should point out what is at stake in your local area.

Use personal stories. For example, if you or someone in your family relies on agriculture to make a living, for example, you should talk about your experience in a letter to the editor addressing your concerns about how climate change will affect the industry.

Use names to encourage action. If a letter to the editor mentions a Representative or Senator’s name, they will see it as their aides comb through all of the press in their district. They care about how they are being perceived in the district, and they will pay attention to a letter that asks them to take a specific action. You should also urge readers to support your position and to let their elected officials know their views<!– (please visit our resources page to see how to contact your local representative).–>

Use your credentials. If you have expertise in the area you are writing about, be sure to include that information even though it may not be printed in your letter.Y

Earth Network News

Earth Day 2008 is shaping up to be the biggest yet! We are approaching our goal of 1,000 campus events! From the national Mall in Washington DC, and major events in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, & Miami to millions participating in the Call for Climate. From Togo to Buenos Aires people are mobilizing to make their voices heard this Earth Day.

On Earth Day, April 22nd, you can help send a loud and clear message to Congress. Help get as many concerned people as you can to call Congress at 202-224-3121 to tell their Representative or Senator that they want tough action on climate change.

Here are some ways you can help:

  • On Earth Day, organize volunteers on your campus to help generate calls to congress. Use banners, tables, posters, or fliers to encourage people to call while walking between classes. Ask your professors to allow you to make an announcement before class or get there early and write a message on the board.
  • Contribute an op-ed to your campus or local newspaper. We have templates for you to use so all you’ll have to do is fill in the local details and submit. Contact your regional organizer for help or for a copy of the template.
  • Hand-deliver one of our celebrity PSA’s to your campus or local radio station. By hand delivering a copy, you will greatly improve the odds that it will be played!

Current options include:

  • Collect signatures for Earth Day Network’s Sky Petition.

Earth Day network wants you to have Live Earth short films at your Earth Day event! Live Earth will send you a special DVD produced only for Earth Day event organizers – it will have a selection of 8 of the Live Earth short films. Sign up here by April 17th and you’ll receive a free DVD in the mail in time for Earth Day!Ear

more details: VC NaPoMo & NaEaMo 08

Celebrate National Poetry and National Earth Month at Ventura College

Poet Laureate Al Young with VC English Instructor Gwendolyn Alley. Mr. Young will speak in two of Ms. Alley's classes at Ventura College and a reception will be held in his honor.

Poet Laureate Al Young with VC English Instructor Gwendolyn Alley. Mr. Young will speak in two of Ms. Alley’s classes at Ventura College and a reception will be held in his honor.

In celebration of both National Earth Month and National Poetry Month, Ventura College English instructor and poet Gwendolyn Alley will host California Poet Laureate and novelist Al Young on Monday, April 21 from noon to 12:45pm, and then again from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm. Mr. Young will read his work, discuss the role of poetics for change, and conduct a writing workshop in the second class. Both readings will take place on the patio behind the Student Services Center that faces the LRC. The same evening, there will be a reception for Mr. Young beginning at 7:00 pm in Guthrie Hall, complete with jazz and choral music and refreshments. All events are open to the public and free of charge

Mr. Young has written more than 20 books, including his most recent collection of poetry, The Sound of Dreams Remembered: Poems 1990-2000 (Creative Arts Book, 2001) which won the American Book Award in 2002.

He has taught poetry and fiction writing at colleges and universities and lectured widely across the country and overseas. Among his numerous honors and awards are fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship, the American Book Award, the Pushcart Prize and the PEN/USA Award.

The College will host three other events in recognition of National Poetry Month. All are scheduled to take place on the Student Services Center patio as well, and are free. Parking on campus during the day is $1.

Wednesday, April 9: Noon-12:45 pm, Poetry and Discussion of Poetics and 2:00 pm-3:00 pm, Poetry plus a writing workshop, both events with poet Amalio Madueno of Taos, New Mexico, author of Lost in the Chamiso.

Monday, April 14: two events with poet Laynie Browne of Tucson, Arizona, author of Daily Sonnets and The Scented Fox, and winner of the National Poetry Series 2006. Noon-12:45 pm, Poetry and Discussion of Contemporary Sonnets: and from 1:30 pm- 2:30m pm, Poetry plus a writing workshop

Wednesday, April 23: Earth Action Day: 10:00 am-1:30 pm, Poets, Singers and Songwriters, Open Mic, 1:30 pm 2:30 pm, non-fiction prose reading and discussion, CSUCI English professor Brad Monsma, author of Sespe Wild.

The authors will have copies of their publications available for purchase and signing. These events are supported by a Ventura College Foundation Staff Innovation Grant, ASVC funding and the CSUCI’s American Democracy Project.

In addition to the National Poetry Month events and the joint Poetry and Earth Day event, the College will host three National Earth Month speakers:

Thursday, April 10, from 1pm – 1:20pm, in Room AA8: Jessica Daniels will address green building programs and livable communities. After Ms Daniels received her master’s of regional planning from Cornell University, she joined Solimar, one of the nation’s leading land-use research and policy consulting firms. As the 2007 Solimar Fellow, she worked on a wide variety of projects involving demographics, housing, land conservation and smart growth policy.

Thursday, April 17, from 1pm – 1:20pm, in Room AA8: Russell Galipeau, Channel Islands National Park Superintendent, will speak on resource management and wildlife ecology. A 27 year veteran of the National Park Service, Galipeau has also been the chief of resources management at Yosemite National Park and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska. Prior to that, he worked in the Everglades National Park and Canaveral National Seashore.

Thursday, April 24, from 12:30pm- 1:20pm, in Room SCI352: Carl Morehouse, Planner and Ventura City Council Member, will discuss affordable housing, pedestrian and transit-oriented development and other planning issues. Now in his third term on the City Council, he previously served as Mayor. During his term he won the American Planning Association Distinguished Leadership Award for an Elected Official. He has been instrumental in the Faulkner House Group, Seize the Future citywide visioning, the Sustainability Council of Ventura County and the Ventura County Civil Alliance.

And the Annual Ventura College Clean Up and Barbeque is set for April 22 from 9 am – noon. Volunteers are welcome and should contact Barbara Cogert at 805-654-6400×3142.

For more info go to https://whisperdownthewritealley.wordpress.com or email gwendolynalley@yahoo.com, or contact the Ventura College Public Information Office at 805-654-6462.

VC Earth & Poetry Month Speakers & Special Events

Happy Earth Month and National Poetry Month!

Over at Ventura College, we have lots of great events planned!

Guest speakers include
> California State Poet Laureate Al Young,
> Channel Islands NP Sup’t Russell Galipeau,
> Ventura City Council Member Carl Morehouse, and > CSUCI Prof Brad Monsma, author of Sepse Wild.

Ventura College’s Planet Preservation Club invites you to join us at the following events sponsored in part by a Staff Innovation Grant from the Ventura College Foundation, Ventura College Associated Students, Elzbet Diaz De Leon’s Environmental Issues Class, CSUCI American Democracy Project, and more. Many of these activities are connected to student service learning projects.

Continue reading

spring poem by Amalio Madueno

My good friend the poet and general rascal Amalio Madueno is going to read at Ventura College next Weds. April 9 at noon and 2pm and I’ve been rereading his book, Lost in the Chamiso looking for a poem to use for a broadside to publicize his reading, National Poetry Month, and Earth Month activities.

Here is one I am considering: it’s short, accessible, local, earth oriented, fun. What will you do for a broadside this month?

Middle Spring


Below me and above, middle Spring.
Blossom air soothes gravel and stone.
Birds in my shaggy yard scamper in dust
At home in morning’s ocean breeze.
Night after night dreams become less
Familiar, like the landscape of a city
I will never see. Today is light,
Tomorrow will be lighter still. Sundogs
Streak the perihelion, spiders drop
Filaments of light out of the blue
Into sunny scrutiny – the intersection
Of the everyday.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amalio Madueño grew up on the borderlands of California and Baja,organized farm workers with Cesar Chavez, and studied poetry in graduate school at UC Irvine; he now lives near Taos, New Mexico.

Long associated with the Taos Poetry Circus and Mexican Bob’s Poetry Camp, Madueno has published widely in journals across the United States and Europe. Recent anthologies featuring his work include Venus in the Badlands (ed. J. Macker, Santa Fe 2006) between sleeps: the 315 experiment 1993-2005 (ed. Dinsmore and Alley, Vancouver BC, 2006) and Wandering Hermit Review (Seattle, 2006). Ranchos Press has published almost a dozen chapbooks of his in the last 10 years; Lost in the Chamiso (wild embers press 2006) is his first full-length book. Amalio performs his work frequently the throughout New Mexico and the west in featured readings, seminars, television and radio, as well as on videos and CDs.

Ventura/Santa Barbara Upcoming Poetry Events

Phil Taggart’s compilation of
Ventura / Santa Barbara Poetry Events April 2008
(There’s a LOT here so I highlighted a few that I’m trying to attend!)

Readings
Oxnard College
4000 S. Rose Oxnard
April 2: Shirley Geok-lin Lim
12:45 – 1:45 at The Clocktower Auditorium
Host: Shelley Savren ssavren@vcccd.edu

This Just In–Original Poetry
First Monday of the month 8pm
The Village Jester Restaurant & Pub
139 Ojai Ave.—Next to the Ojai Playhouse
April 7: Geoff Farr
Host: Tree Bernstein
open-mic 640-8001

Artists’ Union Gallery
Every Tuesday at 7:30 pm
Artists’ Union Gallery
330 South California Street, Ventura
Host: Roe Estep, (805)320-3524
Open-mic
April 1: Dorothea Grossman & Michael Vlatkavich
April 8: Diana Raab
April 15: Lois Klein
April 22: Sojourner Kincaid Rolle
also at the Artists’ Union Gallery:
April 5: Phil Taggart and Deepakalypse
April 10: Ending Homelessnes in 10 Years panel discussion
April 12: From the Margins poetry reading

Arcade Poetry Series
Oxnard Carnegie Art Museum
424 South C Street, Oxnard
Host: Jackson Wheeler
all reading start at 7pm
April 19: Adrianne Marcus and Carol V. Davis
May 17: Kathleen Lynch and Christina Pages
June 21: David Starkey and friday lubina

Bell Arts Factory (friday on Saturday)
432 N. Ventura Avenue – Ventura
last Saturday of the month 7:30pm
host: friday
canceled for April
The Poetry Zone
Second Saturday, 2–4 pm

Karpeles Manuscript Museum
21 W. Anapamu, Santa Barbara
Host: Suzanne Frost
April 12: Amalio Madueno and Jeanette Clough
May 10: Perie Longo
June 14: Kathy Roxby

Train of Thought at the ArtBarn
every Thursday at 6:30pm
856 East Thompson Blvd. Ventura
(between Ash and Kalorama, behind Kids and Families Together)
Open Mic

Favorite Poems Project
Third Monday from 5:15 – 6:30
The Blue Agave
20 E. Cota, Santa Barbara
Host: Lois Klein Open Mic:
All poets and non-poets invited to read a favorite poem (not their own) or two
Soap Box Poets
First Sunday of the month at 3pm
Borders in the Camino Real Shopping Center
(across from Home Depot/Staples), Goleta
Host: Kathleen Roxby
Open-mic
Ventura College Special Earth Day / Poetry Month readings
Host: Gwendolyn Alley
April 9 Amalio Madueno
12-12:45pm Poetry & discussion of poetics
2—3pm Poetry workshop

April 14 Laynie Browne
12-12:45pm Poetry & discussion of contemporary sonnets
1:30-230pm Poetry workshop
April 21 Al Young, CA Poet Laureate
12-12:45pm Poetry & discussion of poetics for change
130-230pm Poetry & Prose plus writing workshop
April 23 Earth Action Day
10-1:30pm poets & singer/songwriters
1:30-2:30pm Brad Monsma
Santa Barbara Special Poetry Month readings

April 2 “Meditations in Silver” Photography & Poetry
at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 3:30-5:00 pm.
Von Romberg Gallery.
Host: Enid Osborn

April 2 Barry Spacks reading in the College of Creative Studies Poetry Series, Old Little Theatre, CCS, UCSB

April 3 “They Keep It All Going: Celebrating Essential Workers in Photographs and Poems.” 6:30-7:30 pm. County Administration Bldg. Channing Peake Gallery 105 E. Anapamu.
Host: Barry Spacks

April 5 SB Poetry Series “Poetry, Print & Jazz” 7-9 pm
Santa Barbara Public Library Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu.
Lois Klein, A.J.Ford, Jackson Wheeler, and Paul Portugé;
Sophia Astr calligraphy table, Fiona Spring of LettreSauvage
Colter Frazier on jazz sax.
Host, Carol DeCanio
April 9 David Starkey, host of “The Creative Community,” will do a live interview
of local politicians and some poets reading their favorite poems, Channel 21,
8-9 pm.

April 17 Winners of Teen Poetry Contest Santa Barbara Public Library; Faulkner Gallery. 7-8:30 pm.

April 20 A bilingual reading of Poems Inspired by or From Latin America.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art Davidson Gallery 1:30-3 pm.
Host: Kelly Peinado.
April 25 Marti­n Espada. 8 p.m.
SBCC Bland Forum on the West Campus.
Host: David Starkey.

Kava Dume
Every Wednesday except the 1st at 7:30 pm
5653 Kana Road, Agoura
Host: Miss Marissa “Con Gusto”
(818) 865-8602
Open mic

Poetry Workshops, Classes and Panels

Contemporary Poets Class
3 Fridays, Mar. 28 – Apr. 11 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd.
Instructor: Loren Haar LHaar@vcccd.edu
Fee: $59
Learn about three significant poets writing today—their style, their signature poems, the recurring themes in their work.
Week 1: Carolyn Forché, activist and human rights advocate, brings politics and poetry together in what she calls “poetry of witness.” Should poetry be political? We’ll consider this question as we explore her most explosive work.
Week 2: Yusef Komunyakaa, often incorporating jazz rhythms into his poetry, combines musical style with cultural commentary. We’ll look at how jazz and his experiences in Vietnam have influenced his work.
Week 3: Sharon Olds, with her characteristic “confessional” style and startling imagery will not disappoint. We will approach her work with a focus on theme and poetics. OPTIONAL $5.00 material is fee payable to instructor

Barnes and Noble
Second and fourth Wednesdays, 7–9 pm
Barnes and Noble, Ventura

Ventura County Writers Club
Third Wednesday
For information, email: Cathryn Andresen, barn93012@yahoo.com
Poemcrafters Guild
For more information send bio and sample of work to:
807 Camino Concordia – Camarillo 93010
(805) 491-3242

Veterans Writing Group
For veterans of all wars and their family members
April 13, May 4, June 8
all sessions are from 2:30 – 5:30
Unitarian Universalist Church
5654 Ralston Street Ventura
to reserve a space call 805/644-3898
or e-mail office@uuventura.org or poets@jetlink.net
co-facilitators: Elijah Imlay and Jan Christian
workshop is free

In Print

Lois Klein’s new book of poetry, A Soldier’s Daughter, published by Turning Point Press

Bear Flag Republic, Prose Poems and Poetics from California
Editors: Christopher Buckley and Gary Young
Featuring 89 poets including Robert Bly, Maxine Chernoff, Richard Garcia,
Robert Hass, Philip Levine, Morton Marcus, Czelaw Milosoz, Diane Wakowski,
Jackson Wheeler, Marsha de la O, Perie Longo, Polly Bee,
Laurel Ann Bogen, Christopher Buckley, Gary Young, Glenna Luschei,
Bill Mohr, Scotty Creeley, Phil Taggart…
INCARNATE MUSE Press is seeking poems for its second atheist poetry anthology. Confront, question, or deny the god of your youth, the sacred text of your culture. Express your disbelief, disapproval, doubt, or dismay. Looking for honest, thought-provoking poetry daring to speak against the social norm of
belief and/or attempting to take the stigma from non-belief. Interested in nontheism expressed positively rather than solely in opposition to theism. Avoid gratuitous vulgarity and unfocused anger. We feel that atheism is often defined too narrowly and inaccurately.
Deadline: July 30. Up to 6 poems
INCARNATE MUSE Press is also seeking poems from adult survivors of childhood emotional and/or psychological abuse. We are looking for poems of high literary quality rather than poems that are simply cathartic. We are not wanting to see poems about physical or sexual abuse, but about the other abuse, the one that can be much harder to recognize. Parental bullying, neglect, disinterest, mental illness, personality disorders, etc., interest us. Possible topics: loneliness, self-blame, confusion, deep feelings of worthlessness, anger, recognition, acceptance, healing, forgiveness, distance, the impact on your adult relationships, etc. Deadline June 15. Up to 6 poems, SASE. Incarnate Muse, c/o Michelle Rhea, P.O. Box 5756, Santa Barbara, CA 93150 or e-mail incarnatemuse@yahoo.com www.incarnatemuse.com
SAGE TRAIL
is a new poetry magazine launching itself monthly from Albuquerque,
New Mexico and Santa Barbara, California. We are looking for poets to submit their work.
Submissions of any quantity or inquiries about the magazine may be sent year-round to sfrost@sagetrail.net or 241A Willow Road NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87107. Copyrights revert to authors upon publication. Previously published work other than work already published in “Willow Street” and “Central Avenue” shall be considered. To be added to our mailing list, send an e-mail to sfrost@sagetrail.net.
The present staff of the magazine includes the Editor, Suzanne Frost and the Advisory Editor, Cathryn McCracken. Subscriptions help to cover our printing costs. Please send your $10 yearly subscription to Sage Trail, 661 Del Parque Dr., Unit D, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Subscribers to the poetry journal, “Central Avenue,” will automatically receive the first issue of “Sage Trail” free in late January. Online access to “Sage Trail” shall be forthcoming.
Solo Café 3: “central coast poets say what needs to be said”
is out and available
with poems by: Dan Gerber, Perie Longo, Glenna Luschei, Marsha de la O,
David Starkey, Kevin Patrick Sullivan, Phil Taggart and Jackson Wheeler
with an introduction by Barry Spacks
ASKeW Poetry Journal
just out: the fourth issue features:
Laurel Ann Bogen, Hélène Cardona, José Manuel Cardona,
Louisa Castrodale, Carol V. Davis, John Gentry, Jeff Green,
Loren Haar, Michael Haight, Timothy Houghton,
Charlotte Innes, Douglas Kearney, Christine Kitano,
Mercedes Lawry, Lou Lipsitz, Gerald Locklin,
Adrian C. Louis, Maia, Virginia Mariposa, Jeffrey McDaniel,
Bill Mohr, Ruth Nolan, Margaret Rabb, Carlos Reyes,
Mary Kay Rummel, Patty Seyburn, Barry Spacks,
G. Murray Thomas, Tim Tipton, Doris C. Vernon, Gary Young
Editors: Marsha de la O and Phil Taggart
P.O. Box 559 Ventura 93002 ptagga@aol.com
Beyond Baroque in Venice is now carrying Askew #s 2, 3 & 4
631 Venice Boulevard Venice
Askew is also available at:
Bank of Books 748 Main Street – Ventura
Presses and Journals
Lettre Sauvage
Signed and numbered limited editions
Broadsides
Fourth Chorale Ode from Euripides’ Hippolytus translated by Anne Carson
In the Open Field by Steven Dunn
Chapbook forthcoming
Long Portrait by Mark Irwin
Community Studio
Learn about letterpress and book arts in a creative, fine art publishing center; lessons, workshops and studio rental available beneath the oaks in Santa Paula.
info@lettresauvage.com805.794.0167
TreeHouse Press
limited edition books of poetry
home of the Rowsby Woof Memorial Broadside Award
www.treepress.com treebernstein@gmail.com
Womb Poetry www.wombpoetry.com
Editor: Michelle Detorie
More Poetry Information
Poetry Matters in Santa Barbara Poetry www.venturaartistsunion.org
Language of the Soul & www.poetix.net

Moorpark College Multicultural Day T. 4/15

It’s just around the corner. . .
Moorpark College’s
Annual
Multicultural Day
Theme: Nurturing Nature
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Preview the attached list of over 60 exciting performances, exhibts, master classes, debates, discussions and lectures. If you are an instructor, we encourage you to select events that fit your curriculum and assign your students to participate in this creative and alternative day of learning! Tell your friends in the community. Everyone is welcome to attend.

We will see you there!
(There will be an update on specific room locations)MC DAY 2008 Brief Descriptions.xls

Words to Change Our World: Earth & Poetry Month readings

WORDS TO CHANGE OUR WORLD

Join us as we celebrate National Earth Month & National Poetry Month
Garden Patio by the Library & Student Services
FREE * Refreshments * Book Signing * ALL WELCOME

W APRIL 9 AMALIO MADUENO
FROM TAOS, NEW MEXICO * AUTHOR OF LOST IN THE CHAMISO
12-12:45pm Poetry & discussion of poetics
<1:15-2pm Earth Action Day organizing meeting J-1; also 4/16>
2—3pm Poetry plus writing workshop

M APRIL 14 LAYNIE BROWNE
FROM TUCSON, AZ * AUTHOR OF DAILY SONNETS and THE SCENTED FOX, WINNER OF THE NATIONAL POETRY SERIES 2006 selected by Alice Notley
12-12:45pm Poetry & discussion of contemporary sonnets
130-230pm Poetry plus writing workshop

M APRIL 21 AL YOUNG, CA POET LAUREATE
FROM BERKELEY, CA * AUTHOR OF THE SOUND OF DREAMS REMEMBERED, WINNER OF THE AMERICAN BOOK AWARD 2002
12-12:45pm Poetry & discussion of poetics for change
130-230pm Poetry & Prose plus writing workshop

W APRIL 23 EARTH ACTION DAY with
BRAD MONSMA FROM CSUCI English Prof * AUTHOR OF SESPE WILD
poets * singer/songwriters * open mic
10-1:30pm EARTH ACTION DAY poets & singer/songwriters/open mic
1:30-2:30pm Brad Monsma, non-fiction prose reading & discussion

These events are supported in part by grants from
The Ventura College Foundation and CSUCI’s American Democracy Project.
For more info go to https://whisperdownthewritealley.wordpress.com
or email gwendolynalley@yahoo.com