Come to the Poetry Reading this Thursday in Laguna Beach

Please join me at Kate Buckley’s Poet Laureate reading in Laguna Beach where I will be part of the feature for Moon Tide Press’s newest anthology A Lullaby of Teeth. I am so excited to be included in this anthology and in the reading’s feature with Robin Axworthy, Boris Ingles, Mike Gravagno and Armine Iknadossian.

Below is the press release from the amazing Kate Buckley: 

Laguna Beach’s Poet Laureate, Kate Buckley, Announces Poet Laureate’s Showcase on November 9th: Sarah Maclay and an Anthology Release from Area Publisher Moon Tide Press + a Special Tribute to the Late John Gardiner

Kate Buckley, Laguna Beach’s inaugural poet laureate, has launched a Poet Laureate’s Showcase series of readings, aimed at bringing nationally known poets to Laguna Beach. Literary luminaries featured to-date include Noah Blaustein, Grant Hier, Christopher Merrill, Kathryn Nuernberger, and Tom Zoellner.

The next Poet Laureate’s Showcase reading will be held Thursday, November 9th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at the Laguna College of Art + Design Gallery at 374 Ocean Avenue in downtown Laguna Beach. The literary showcase will feature the launch of the latest poetry anthology from area publisher Moon Tide Press, along with award-winning poets Sarah Maclay and Kate Buckley. In honor of the late John Gardiner, the evening will begin with John’s dear friend Carrie Pohlhammer reading one of his poems in celebration of his life. The evening will conclude with a conversation with the poets and refreshments.

This series is free and open to the public and graciously hosted by the Laguna College of Art + Design. The Poet Laureate program is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach.


A SoCal Anthology

Lullaby of Teeth: An Anthology of Southern California Poetry is the latest publication from Moon Tide Press, a Orange County based independent poetry press founded by Michael Miller, now run by long time SoCal poet, Eric Morago.  In this anthology, Eric spotlights both exciting established and newer voices alike in attempt to bring poetry to as diverse an audience as possible. 

“With a combination of new and established poets, A Lullaby of Teeth showcases the variety and power of SoCal poetry. The common thread of these poems is their humanity. They tackle real issues of life and death, with heart, insight, and, often, humor, so that the reader both feels and understands them.”

— G. Murray Thomas, author of Cows on the Freeway and My Kidney Just Arrived

“The failed body, the failed mother, the failed love, Lullaby of Teeth: An Anthology of Southern California Poets explores the hazards of being human in a world of forest fires, daughters, inaugurations, pests, and social awkwardness. We are asked to ‘Read between the lines of code’ and see as these poets have seen. With realistic language, sharp and vivid imagery, and a variety of forms that reveal their breadth of talent, these 18 Southern California poets have not failed in forging an anthology that readies the world for crisis and epiphany alike.”

 – Danielle Mitchell, author of Makes the Daughter-in-Law Cry and director of The Poetry Lab