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Moonday Poetry presents Judy Kronenfeld and Phil Taggart

  • Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse 1010 Foothill Boulevard La Cañada Flintridge, CA, 91011 United States (map)

Moonday Poetry readings are featured five times a year on Sundays at 4 PM hosted by Alice Pero and Lois P. Jones

Judy Kronenfeld is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Bird Flying through the Banquet Shimmer and Light Lowering in Diminished Sevenths, 2nd edition, winner of the 2007 Litchfield Review Poetry Book Prize. Her poems have appeared in such journals as American Poetry Journal, Calyx, DMQ Review, Innisfree Poetry Journal, Natural Bridge, The Pedestal, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Valparaiso Poetry Review, and in many anthologies, most recently, Bared: Contemporary Poetry and Art on Bras and Breasts and Far Out: Poems of the ’60s. Three-times nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and co-winner of the first poetry contest sponsored by the dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA, in 2002, Judy is Lecturer Emerita, Creative Writing Department, University of California, Riverside, and an Associate Editor of the online poetry journal, Poemeleon. She lives in Riverside with her anthropologist husband; they have two far-flung children, and four grandchildren.

Phil Taggart has three collections of poetry. His latest is Rick Sings (Brandenburg Press). His other two are Opium Wars (Mille Grazie Press) and an art book in collaboration with Texas artist Ann Harithas, Cowboy Collages. He served for nine years as the Poetry Editor of Art Life, and is currently editor and publisher of Askew with Marsha de la O and Friday Gretchen. Phil runs a weekly poetry reading at the EP Foster Library in Ventura.  Phil has been recording and uploading poetry readings on his askewpoetryjournal youtube page.  Phil presently teaches television production for El Camino High School at Ventura College. The class is conducted at CAPS Media. The class produces a regular TV show, ECTV. He grew up in South Whittier and lives in Ventura, California with his wife Marsha de la O. Phil is Ventura County’s Poet Laureate.