Dancing in the Santa Ana Winds by liz gonzález

 Dancing in the Santa Ana Winds: Poems y Cuentos  New and Selected 

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A fourth generation Southern Californian, liz grew up in the San Bernardino Valley. She writes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, and her work has been published widely. Her work will appear in or recently appeared in “Inlandia: San Bernardino,” the “City of Los Angeles 2017 Latino Heritage Month Calendar and Cultural Guide,” “Litbreak Magazine,” and “Cultural Weekly,” and in the anthologies “Voices from Leimert Park Anthology Redux,” “2016 Writing from Inlandia,” “The Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes and Shifts of Los Angeles,” “and Wide Awake: The Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond.”

liz’s recent awards include a 2017 Residency at Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, a 2017 Arts Council for Long Beach Professional Development Microgrant, and a 2016 Incite / Insight Award from the Arts Council for Long Beach.

Currently, liz lives in North Long Beach, California, with her buddies Chacho, a chi mix, and Espresso, a tortie, who keep her company while she’s writing, and Jorge Martin, a scientist and musician. She directs Uptown Word & Arts, promoting literacy and the arts in Southern California. She is a member of Macondo Writers Workshop and serves on the Macondo 2018 ad hoc advisory board. She is a writing consultant and coach, a creative writing workshop facilitator at a variety of venues, and a creative writing instructor through the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.

She can be found at: http://www.lizgonzalez.com/

California Trees by Kit Courter

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Los Nietos PCalifornia Trees Front 900hress is proud to announce the release of California Trees, a collection of new poems by Southern California poet and photographer Kit Courter.

Here are lines from the opening poem, “Guidebook.”

”    At their roots

we paused, in their shade we rested, in their presence
we grew to know their natures as we grew to know
ourselves.  My mother bought a guidebook
to California Trees in a bookstore filled with poetry,

and its words have remained as an echo
long after her own voice had gone.”

 California Trees Back 900hAccentuated by Courter’s photography, this book about trees magically becomes about the lessons passed down from mother to son, our relationship to nature, and who we become because of it all.


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