Quinton Duval Poetry Series Presents Two Stellar Local Poets

redwingThe Quinton Duval Poetry Series will present readings by Susan Kelly-DeWitt and Sacramento Poet Laureate Jeff Knorr on Thursday, April 14th from 7:30-9:00 pm.  Please join us for the readings at 7:30, and for light refreshment and a chance to chat with the poets afterwards.  All are welcome!

For more on the poets’ backgrounds, keep reading:

Susan Kelly-DeWitt has worked as a freelance writer and poetry columnist for the Sacramento Bee and Sacramento Union, as the editor of the on-line journal Perihelion and the print journal Quercus; she has been a California Poet-in-the-Schools, the program director of an arts program for homeless women, an educator, and an artist in the prisons. She lives in Sacramento, California, where she is a contributing editor for Poetry Flash, a reviewer for Library Journal, and an exhibiting visual artist and an instructor for the University of California, Davis Extension. She is the author of The Fortunate Islands (Marick Press, 2008), eight small press collections, and the electronic chapbook The Limbo Suite (Mudlark No. 38). Recent work has appeared in Poetry, The International Literary Quarterly, Switched-On Gutenberg, and in The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry.

Jeff Knorr is the current Poet Laureate of Sacramento. He is the author of four books of poetry, the forthcoming The Color of a New Country (Mammoth Books), The Third Body (Cherry Grove Collections), Keeper (Mammoth Books), and Standing Up to the Day (Pecan Grove Press). His other works include Mooring Against the Tide: Writing Poetry and Fiction (Prentice Hall); the anthology, A Writer’s Country (Prentice Hall); and The River Sings: An Introduction to Poetry (Prentice Hall). His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies including Chelsea, Connecticut Review, The Journal, North American Review, Red Rock Review, Barrow Street, and Like Thunder: Poets Respond to Violence in America (University of Iowa).

Jeff Knorr lives in Sacramento, California and is Professor of literature and creative writing at Sacramento City College.

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