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Moonday Poetry, Deborah Kolodji & Richard Jarrette

  • Flintridge Bookstore and 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 P.M.

Richard Jarrette is the author of Beso the Donkey (Michigan State University Press, 2010) -- Gold Medal Poetry Midwest Independent Publishers Association 2011, Chinese translation by Yun Wang forthcoming; A Hundred Million Years of Nectar Dances (Green Writers Press, 2015); The Pond (Green Writers Press, Oct. 2017) -- Chapter V of Nectar Dances with paintings by Susan Solomon; The Beatitudes of Ekaterina (Green Writers Press, Oct. 2017). His books have been endorsed by W.S. Merwin, Jane Hirshfield, Joseph Stroud, Sam Hamill, David Ferry and used as texts for Influence of Buddhism on Contemporary Literature in MFA courses. He has three self-cleaning adult children and four grandchildren and lives part-time with some of them on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains.

Deborah P. Kolodji is the California Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America and moderates the Southern California Haiku Study Group. As former president of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association, she created the Dwarf Stars Anthology, which honors the best short speculative poetry, 1-10 lines long, from the previous years. Debbie has published over 900 haiku and 4 chapbooks of poetry. Her first full-length book of haiku and senryu, highway of sleeping towns, is available from Shabda Press and was awarded a Touchstone Distinguished Book Award as well as an Honorable Mention in the Haiku Society of America Merit Books Awards. She has also published short stories in Thema and Tales of the Talisman, and a short memoir in Chicken Soup for the Dieter's Soul.