A New Cadence Poetry Series Presents Double Header Weekend!

October 24th and 25th

Saturday, October 24th @ 7:00:

Stephen Kessler & Alta Ifland

Felix Kulpa Gallery

107 Elm Street, Santa Cruz, CA


Stephen Kessler is a poet, translator, essayist and editor. He is the author of eight books and chapbooks of original poetry, most recently Burning Daylight; fourteen books of literary translation, most recently Desolation of the Chimera: Last Poems by Luis Cernuda; a book of essays, Moving Targets: On Poets, Poetry & Translation; and a novel, The Mental Traveler.

Alta Ifland grew up in Eastern Europe and immigrated to the States in 1991. Her bilingual (French-English) book of prose poems, Voice of Ice, was awarded the 2008 Louis Guillaume Prize for Prose Poems. Her collection of short stories, Elegy for a Fabulous World, has just been published by ninebark press.

Luis Cernuda (1902-1963) was one of the leading poets of Spain’s legendary Generation of 1927, a constellation of creative genius that included such stars as Federico García Lorca, Luis Buñuel, Rafael Alberti, Jorge Guillén, Vicente Aleixandre, Salvador Dalí and Pedro Salinas. Of Cernuda, Octavio Paz wrote: “Few modern poets, in any language, give us this chilling sense of knowing ourselves to be before a man who really speaks, effectively possessed by the fatality and the lucidity of passion.”

Sunday, October 25th @ 7:30

Kate Greenstreet, Anna Leahy & Rachel Loden

Felix Kulpa Gallery

107 Elm Street, Santa Cruz, CA


Kate Greenstreet's second book, The Last 4 Things, is new from Ahsahta Press and includes a DVD containing two short films. Ahsahta published Greenstreet's case sensitive in 2006. She is also the author of three chapbooks, most recently This is why I hurt you (Lame House Press, 2008).

Anna Leahy is the winner of the 2006 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize for her book, Constituents of Matter, published by The Kent State University Press. She has published two previous chapbooks, Turns about a Point and Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom. She is a book reviewer for the Mid-American Review and is an assistant professor of English at North Central College in Illinois.

Rachel Loden is the author of Dick of the Dead, which came out in May 2009. Her first book, Hotel Imperium, was selected as one of the ten best poetry books of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle, which called it "quirky and beguiling." It was also shortlisted for the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award. Honors include two appearances in the Best American Poetry series, a Pushcart Prize, a Fellowship in Poetry from the California Arts Council, and a grant from the Fund for Poetry.

For more information contact James Maughn at jamaughn at cabrillo dot edu