Poetry Night

Join us for a night of poetry with three poets: Kate Buckley, Jodie Hollander, and Elena Byrne.

Kate Buckley's work has appeared in The Adirondack Review, Bellingham Review, Belmont Story Review, The Cafe Review, Chaparral, The Heartland Review, North American Review, Poetry Foundation, Pop Art: An Anthology of Southern California Poetry, Rattle, Shenandoah, Silk Road Review, Slipstream, and many others. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University and is the author of A Wild Region (Moon Tide Press), named a Midwest Book Review Selection, and Follow Me Down (Tebot Bach).

A four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Kate's awards include a Gabehart Prize and the North American Review's James Hearst Poetry Prize. She is Poet Laureate Emerita of Laguna Beach.

Jodie Hollander studied poetry in England, and her poems have appeared in journals such as The Poetry Review, The Yale Review, PN Review, The Dark Horse, The New Criterion, The Rialto, Verse Daily, The Best Australian Poems of 2011, and The Best Australian Poems of 2015.

She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in South Africa, a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant in Italy, a Hawthornden Fellowship in Scotland, and attended the MacDowell Colony in 2015. Her debut publication, The Humane Society, was released with Tall-Lighthouse (London) in 2012, and her full-length collection, My Dark Horses, is published with Liverpool University Press (Pavilion Poetry). She currently lives in Avon, Colorado.

Elena Karina Byrne, the author of three books of poetry, most recently Squander (Omnidawn 2016), is a freelance professor, editor, the Poetry Consultant / Moderator for The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books,andLiterary Programs Director for The Ruskin Art Club. She also just completed her three years as one of the final judges for the Kate & Kingsley Tufts Awards in Poetry.

Her publications include the Pushcart Prize XXXIII, Best American Poetry, Poetry, The Paris Review, American Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, The Kenyon Review, The Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, Yale Review, Plume, Denver Quarterly, BOMB, and is forthcoming in VOLT, Massachusetts Review, Poetry International, Vox Populi, and Persea Book’s: The Eloquent Poem, among others. She is completing a book of essays: Voyeur Hour: Meditations on Poetry, Art & Desire.

Event date: 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Laguna Beach Books
1200 S. Coast Hwy. #105
Laguna Beach, CA 92651