A New Cadence in February


A New Cadence Poetry Series


Robert Sward & David Alpaugh

Reading from their work


The Felix Kulpa Gallery
107 Elm Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

February 1st, 2014

Reception at 6:30pm
Reading begins at 7:30pm


ROBERT SWARD has taught at Cornell University, the Iowa Writers' Workshop and UC Santa Cruz. A Guggenheim Fellow he was chosen by Lucile Clifton to receive a Villa Montalvo Literary Arts Award. His more than 20 books include: Four Incarnations (Coffee House Press), Rosicrucian in the Basement, The Collected Poems, and God is in the Cracks (Black Moss Press, Canada), now in its second printing. His latest, New & Selected Poems, 1957-2012, was published by Red Hen Press.
Born and raised in Chicago, Sward served in the U.S. Navy in the combat zone during the Korean War and later worked for CBC Radio and as book reviewer and feature writer for The Toronto Star and Globe & Mail while living in Canada. Sward now lives in Santa Cruz with his wife, visual artist Gloria K. Alford.

For more info see:
see also Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series, Volume 206.
and, Garrison Keillor reads "God is in the Cracks"  

DAVID ALPAUGH’S poetry, fiction, drama, satire, and criticism have appeared in literary journals that include Able Muse, English Literary History, Evergreen Review, Exquisite Corpse, The Formalist, Free Lunch, Light, Modern Drama, Mudlark, Poetry, Rattle, Twentieth Century Literature, Wisconsin Review, and Zyzyvva. His first poetry collection COUNTERPOINT won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize from Story Line Press and his chapbooks have been published by Coracle Books and Pudding House Publications. His controversial essays “The Professionalization of Poetry” (Poets & Writers Magazine), "What's Really Wrong With Poetry Book Contests?" (AboutPoetry and Rattle), and, most recently, "The New Math of Poetry" (The Chronicle of Higher Education) have stimulated much discussion both online and off. A graduate of Rutgers University and the University of California, Berkeley, he has taught at the U.C. Berkeley Extension; was publisher of the Carquinez Poetry Review; and hosted two San Francisco Bay Area monthly poetry readings in Walnut Creek and then in Crockett. David Alpaugh's HEAVY LIFTING (Poems 1995 through 2006) was published by ALEHOUSE PRESS in 2007.

1 comment:

Robert said...

Traci Hulkill writes,

"...Sward edits The Outdoor Poet for Hilltromper, but that's the least of his callings. The poet, novelist, essayist and teacher serves as an elder statesman of the Santa Cruz literary scene, hosting events, reading at salons and tirelessly working to promote poetry. Lately Robert's own work has focused on his lifelong relationship with dogs, which serve as a company of quirky, opinionated muses. This year he looks forward to publishing Unleashed: The Dogs in My Life; at his Sat., Feb. 1st New Cadence Poetry Series reading, the whole thing may well go to the dogs."

--Traci Hulkill, editor & founder of