A New Cadence Poetry Series
reading from their works
Felix Kulpa Gallery
107 Elm Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Michelle Bautista is a poet, performer, and martial arts teacher. Her first book, Kali's Blade, based on her Pinoy Poetics (Meritage Press, 2004) essay on the intersection of Filipino martial arts and poetry, was released in December 2006 from Meritage Press. Her work can also be seen in TMP Irregular, Muse Apprentice Guild, Babaylan (Aunt Lute, 2001), and Going Home to a Landscape (Calyx, 2003).
Nicole Mauro is the author of The Contortions (Dusie, 2009). Her second book, Tax-Dollar Super-Sonnet, Featuring Sarah Palin as Poet, is forthcoming from Black Radish Books in 2010. She is the author of the chapbooks Odes, Dispatch (with Marci Nelligan), The Contortions, and Tax-Dollar Super-Sonnet. In addition, she is the co-editor of Intersection: Sidewalks and Public Space (with Marci Nelligan, ChainArts, 2008), the first in the ChainLinks book series. Her poems, criticism and essays have appeared in numerous online and print publications. She teaches writing and rhetoric at The University of San Francisco, and lives in the bay area with her husband, Patrick, and daughters Nina and Faye.