Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium: Readings by Danushi Lameris and Kent Leatham

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On the second Sunday of each month, come to Old Capitol Books to see the poets of the Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium. This afternoon's featured poets are Danushi Laméris and Kent Leatham, who will read from their work. There is a suggested donation of $5.

Danusha Laméris lives in Santa Cruz, California, where, after completing a B.A. in Studio Art at U.C. Santa Cruz, she studied independently and in workshops with poets Ellen Bass, Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar, among others. Her work has been published, or is forthcoming in: Best American Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The New York Times Magazine, New Letters, Ploughshares, The Gettysburg Review, The SUN, The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, and Tin House. Her second book, Bonfire Opera, will be published in spring 2020. The Moons of August, her first book, was the winner of the 2013 Autumn House Press Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the 2015 Bingham University Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award. She teaches private writing groups, works with individual poets, and is the current Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County.

Kent Leatham studied creative writing at Pacific Lutheran University and Emerson College, served on the editorial teams of two literary journals and one press, as well as advising In the Ords, the student lit-mag at California State University Monterey Bay, where he currently teaches writing. Kent’s poems have appeared in dozens of journals over the last fifteen years, including Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Fence, Word For/Word, and Poetry Quarterly. His translations of nine medieval/Renaissance Scots-language poets have appeared in such journals as InTranslation, Able Muse, Rowboat, Ezra, and Anomalous Press. You can hear his work online as part of KKUP’s “Out of Our Minds” poetry-themed radio show.

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Monterey, CA 93940