Journeys through Word and Image
Poets Phyllis Meshalam and Jodi Hottel
Thursday, January 25, 7:30 pm
Suggested Donation: $5

Two local poets and friends will read from their most recent books. In her first full-length collection, Land of My Father's War, and in poetry that ranges from formal to experimental, Phyllis Meshulam chronicles her parents' journey through separation during World War II, her own history, and the search for the lands of our roots and redemption. Jodi Hottel's most recent chapbook is Voyeur from Word Tech Press, the result of an ongoing interest in ekphrastic poetry related not just to visual art but many artistic forms, including literature and film. Meshulam and Hottel will take you from home, to Italy to Tibet and many places in between.

Jodi Hottel's most recent chapbook is Voyeur from WordTech Press. Heart Mountain, her first chapbook, was winner of the 2012 Blue Light Press Poetry Prize. Jodi's been published in Nimrod International, Spillway, Ekphrasis, and anthologies from the University of Iowa Press, Tebot Bach, and the Marin Poetry Center. Her work's been nominated for a Pushcart prize.

Phyllis Meshulam has several published chapbooks, and now Land of My Father's War, from Cherry Grove Collections. Her work appears in magazines from Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal to Teachers and Writers. She teaches with California Poets in the Schools. For CalPoet s' 50thanniversary, she edited, Poetry Crossing, "a joyful collection of lessons and poems."


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