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Friday, April 13, 2018

Celebrate the Pushcart Prize for Poetry Nominees from the Altadena Poetry Review

The Altadena Public Library will be launching the Altadena Poetry Review: Anthology 2018, published by local independent publisher Golden Foothills Press for the Altadena Library, on Sunday, April 29, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

The event will also inaugurate the library’s new Poet Laureate 2018-2020, which includes 106 poets, many of whom will be reading poetry that day.

The poets in the publication are Pushcart Prize Nominees, Poets Laureate, writing teachers, editors, publishers, professors, and emerging authors.

Among the authors who are expected to be at the event are Alicia Elkort, whose poetry has appeared in AGNI, Arsenic Lobster, Fickle Muses, Georgia Review, Heron Tree, Menacing Hedge, Rogue Agent, Stirring: A Literary Collection, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal; Dr. Thelma T, Reyna, whose books have collectively won 10 national literary awards; Cathie Sandstrom, a military brat who’s lived in four countries and ten states and whose poems appear on the website of the Academy of American Poets, and in The Southern Review, Ploughshares, Ekphrasis, Cider Press Review, Comstock Review and Lyric among others.

Also expected are Susan Rogers, who considers poetry a vehicle for light and positive energy and is a practitioner of suyomahikari – a spiritual practice promoting positive thoughts, words and action; Dorothy Skiles, who retired from L.A. County Department of Public Social Services after 34 years of service, and was one of the founding members of the Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga; and David Slavin, born and raised in Glendale and a host of the LMU Extension Program Reading Series, active in Beyond Baroque workshops, and has studied under some of Los Angeles’ finest poets.

On Monday, April 16, these Pushcart Prize for Poetry Nominees will be celebrated during an event at the Altadena Library Community Room, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

This year’s anthology and event were made possible by a generous donation of the Friends of the Altadena Library.

The Altadena Main Library is located at 600 E. Mariposa Street in Altadena.

For more information, call (626) 798-0833 or visit







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