Sunset Poetry by the Bay at Studio 333
333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito, Calif.
Wednesday, December 11 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. .
Joan Gelfund, George Korolog, Prartho Sereno & Heidi Joseph
Joan Gelfund’s poetry, fiction and reviews are in national and international publications. Joan teaches for Poetry Inside Out, is a member of the National Book Critics Circle & Poetry Editor for the "J.". Joan is the Development Chair of the Women’s National Book Association and she blogs regularly for the Huffington Post. Her newest collection of poetry, "Scraping Dead Stars Off The Pavement", is forthcoming from Benicia Literary Arts, 2014. Her previous books are: "A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams", San Francisco Bay Press, "Here & Abroad", (winner of the 2010 Cervena Barva Fiction Award) and "Seeking Center", Two Bridges Press. She also coaches writers.
George Korolog is a Bay Area poet whose poetry and flash fiction and non-fiction have been widely published in over forty print and online journals such as Word Riot, Forge, Punchnels Magazine, Naugatuck River Review, Blue Fifth Review, Poets and Artists Magazine, The Journal of Modern Poetry, Red River Review, Connotation Press, The Chaffey Review, Thin Air, Grey Sparrow Journal and many others. He has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has also received a Best of the Net nomination. His book of Poetry, “Gods Vengeful Concubines” has been short listed for the Able Muse Poetry Prize. His first book of poetry, “Collapsing Outside the Box,” was published by Aldrich Press in November 2012 and is available on Amazon. His second book of poems, “Raw String” was published in October, 2013 and is available at Finishing Line Press.
Prartho Sereno is author of the poetry collection Call from Paris (The Word Works Washington Prize, 2007; 2nd of the prizewinning gift book Causing a Stir: The Secret Lives & Loves of Kitchen Utensils (IPPY, 2008). Her other publications include Garden Sutra, a chapbook of poems and the essay collection Everyday Miracles: an A to Z guide to the Simple Wonders of Life. She received a Marin Arts Council Artist Grant for poetry in 2003, and her individual poems have won prizes and appeared in such journals as Atlanta Review, Chautauqua Review, Comstock Review, Runes, and Rattle, and have been anthologized in numerous collections. A California Poet in the Schools since 1999, Prartho was awarded a Radio Disney Super Teacher Award in 2005. She also teaches poetry to special populations, such as Alzheimer’s patients and incarcerated youth, and is creator/facilitator of an on-going series at the College of Marin, The Poetic Pilgrimage: Poetry Writing as Spiritual Practice. She has an MFA from Syracuse University.
Heidi Joseph is a poet, artist and teacher. L A Poets Press says "Heidi scrapes a poem off the wall of everyday living and processes it through a quirky-joyous imagination that twitches when you’d least expect it.". Her work has appeared in Vol. No. Magazine, The Northridge Review, The Marin Poetry Center Anthology, Plasma, The Poetry Farmer’s Almanac and Mom Egg. She is a founding member of Poetry Farm, a monthly reading forum for writers in Novato , California where she lives with her familyStudio 333 Art Gallery ~ 333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito, Calif. -- (415) 331-8272