Kate Buckley, Laguna Beach’s inaugural poet laureate, has launched a Poet Laureate’s Showcase series of readings, aimed at bringing nationally known poets to Laguna Beach. Literary luminaries featured to-date include Noah Blaustein, Grant Hier, Christopher Merrill, Kathryn Nuernberger, and Tom Zoellner.
The next Poet Laureate’s Showcase reading will be held Thursday, November 9th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at the Laguna College of Art + Design Gallery at 374 Ocean Avenue in downtown Laguna Beach. The literary showcase will feature the launch of the latest poetry anthology from area publisher Moon Tide Press, along with award-winning poets Sarah Maclay and Kate Buckley. In honor of the late John Gardiner, the evening will begin with John’s dear friend Carrie Pohlhammer reading one of his poems in celebration of his life. The evening will conclude with a conversation with the poets and refreshments.
Poets reading their work from the anthology are: Armine Iknadossian, Boris Ingles, LeAnne Hunt, Mike Gravagno, and Robin Axworthy. Copies will be available for purchase.
This series is free and open to the public and graciously hosted by the Laguna College of Art + Design. The Poet Laureate program is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach.