May 24, 1999
Free poetry reading at the Alan Chadwick Garden
By Jennifer McNulty
Enjoy an afternoon of poetry and classical music in the Alan Chadwick
Garden on Saturday, June 5. The event, "Poetry and Music in the Garden,"
features readings by six poets from noon until 2 p.m. The annual gathering,
which draws a loyal and appreciative audience each year, is free and open
to the public.
This year's reading includes three poets with strong UCSC affiliations.
The poets who will read their work are:
- Peter Gizzi--Gizzi's recent books include his second collection
of poems, Artificial Heart, and a critical work on poet Jack Spicer,
titled The House that Jack Built. An assistant professor of literature
at UCSC, Gizzi has edited several critically acclaimed projects and has
received the prestigious Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of
- Nate Mackey--Author of nearly a dozen books and monographs,
Mackey is a professor of literature at UCSC. His interest in jazz and African
culture informs his critically acclaimed work. His publications include
Whatsaid Serif, Song of the Andoumboulou 18-20, School of Udhra,
and Djbot Baghostus's Run.
- Tom Marshall--Author of the 1997 book Ugly Beauty: Modern
Experiments in Crossing Poetry & Prose, Marshall is a lecturer
in the Literature Department at UCSC.
- Amy Stewart--A Pushcart Prize-nominated poet, Stewart has published
in many literary journals. Her garden writing has appeared in such magazines
as GreenPrints and The American Gardener.
- Stephen Meadows--Author of The Wildest Place: A Collection
of Poetry, Meadows is a longtime resident of Santa Cruz. He is working
on a new book of poetry.
- Elizabeth Willis--Author of The Human Abstract, Willis
teaches at Mills College in Oakland.
In addition to poetry and music, free food and beverages will be offered.
The main entrance to the Alan Chadwick Garden is located on McLaughlin
Drive across from Stevenson College, where free parking will be available.
The reading is sponsored by the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden,
which supports the activities of the UCSC Center for Agroecology and Sustainable
Food Systems. For more information, call (831) 459-3240.
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