A New Cadence Poetry Series
reading from their works
Felix Kulpa Gallery
107 Elm Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Kat Meads, of Ben Lomond, is the author of The Invented Life of Kitty Duncan, Sleep, Born Southern and Restless, Not Waving and four books and chapbooks of poetry. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship for prose poetry, a California Artist Fellowship for fiction, two Silicon Valley Artist grants and artist residencies at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Yaddo and Millay Colony. She has also received the Chelsea award for fiction, the New Letters award for essay, and her short plays have been produced in New York and Los Angeles. Her most recent book, Little Pockets of Alarm (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2009) was runner-up for the University of Massachusetts Press’s Juniper Prize. Until the program’s demise in 2007 because of budget cuts, she served as Writing Program coordinator at UCSC Extension. (More info: www.katmeads.com.)
Sally Ashton, MFA, is a poet, teacher, and editor of the DMQ Review, an online journal featuring poetry and art. She is author of These Metallic Days, and the prose poem collection, Her Name Is Juanita, just-released. Some Odd Afternoon is forthcoming in 2010. Poems also appear in An Introduction to the Prose Poem textbook anthology and Breathe: 101 Contemporary Odes. She is the recipient of an Artist Fellowship, Poetry, from Arts Council Silicon Valley. She blogs at www.poetryonastick.blogspot.com and besides workshops, teaches creative writing at SJSU.
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