96TH ANNUAL POETS' DINNER

    

DUE TO THE PANDEMIC

IN-PERSON MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED.

However

Our Fourth Program For the Year is January 28th, 2023

A Zoom Meeting 

Enabled by Deborah Schmidt

Hosted by Suzanne Bruce

Our Guest Speaker Is Amy Miller

Who Will Read Poetry From Her New Books:

Astronauts and The Trouble With New England Girls

A long time member and friend of the ICC, Amy Miller’s Astronauts won the 2022 Chad Walsh Chapbook Prize from Beloit Poetry Journal, and her full-length collection The Trouble with New England Girls won the 2017 Louis Award from Concrete Wolf Press. Her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Copper Nickel, Narrative, Rattle, Tupelo Quarterly, ZYZZYVA, and numerous anthologies. She received an Oregon Literary Fellowship in 2021; the 2022 Coniston Prize from Radar, judged by Dorianne Laux; the Cultural Center of Cape Cod National Poetry Prize, judged by Tony Hoagland; and is a past Grand Prize winner at the Poets’ Dinner. Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and Western Massachusetts, she lives in Ashland, Oregon, where she works for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. 

Astronauts:

https://www.bpj.org/product/astronauts

The Trouble with New England Girls:

https://www.amazon.com/Trouble-England-Girls-Louis-Award/dp/09964

After the Feature Presentation

Suzanne Bruce will Curate the Reading of the Winning Poems

From the Ina Coolbrith Circle Contest, December 3rd, 2022

(Instructions for the zoom meeting participation will soon be provided.)

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The following is the planned schedule of meetings for the next program year (2022-23):

Sat. DATE PROGRAM CHAIR & PROGRAM REFRESHMENTS

JAN. 28 Winners of the ICC Poetry Banquet + Amy Miller

"Astronauts" and "The Trouble With New England Girls"

FEB. 25 Robert Eastwood –– Connie Post - “Between Twilight”

MAR. 25 Cancelled so Members can attend Memorial Service for Richard Angilly, ICC President, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Berkeley.

APR. 22 Claire J. Baker Natica Angilly - “Travels with Poetry and Dance”

MAY 20 Deborah Schmidt –– Ellaraine Lockie - "Poetry as Prescription"

JUNE 3 Poets’ Dinner Contest (In Benicia Park)

Theme:water, Contest Chair: Gwynn O'Gara; Speaker: Amy Miller