Poetry Fans rejoice: Thursday, December 10th will reunite poets Gary Thompson and Albert Garcia in an evening of readings from their current works at Logos Books from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. This is the second poetry evening in the Quinton Duval Poetry Series for this year, and we hope that you will make time in your busy schedules to sit back and enjoy an evening that promises to be delightful
For more information on the poets, read the following. Hope to see you there!
Albert Garcia is the author of three published books of poems, A Meal Like That (Brick Road Poetry Press), Rainshadow (Copper Beech Press) and Skunk Talk (Bear Star Press). He has also published Digging In: Literature for Developing Writers (Prentice Hall). Hi individual poems have been published in North American Review, Mid-American Review, Poetry East, Willow Springs, Southern Poetry Review, Yankee, and many other journals while also being featured in Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry and Garrison Keillor’s A Writer’s Almanac. Albert taught community college English for eighteen years, and for the last ten years has served as a dean at Sacramento City College. He lives with his wife and family in Wilton =, California, a rural area outside of Sacramento, where he grows most varieties of fruit trees that thrive in the region and several that don’t .
Gary Thompson’s latest book of poems, One Thing After Another, published by Turning Point, is a collection of six widely different lyrical sequences. It joins four previous collections: To the Archaeologist Who Finds Us, On John Muir’s Trail, As for Living, and Hold Fast. For more than twenty-five years, he taught in the Creative Writing Program at CSU, Chico, all the while playing second-base for The Pests, Chico’s storied softball team. In 2010, he edited Quinton Duval’s posthumous collection of poems, Like Hay, for Bear Star Press. He and his wife, Linda, have lived in the Northwest for sixteen years; eight years ago they moved to San Juan Island, bringing their old trawler, Keats, home to the waters they love.
For more information, go to www.garythompsonpoetry.com