Heidi Ramirez Memorial Poetry Reading

Event Date: 
Friday - Apr 24, 2015 12:00 p.m.

 

Featured Poet: Diana Garcia

With readings by Jennifer Fellguth, Maria Garcia Teutsch and the student poets of Hartnell College

Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 12:00 pm

The Student Center (next to the VA office)

 

Diana García was born in the San Joaquin Valley, in a migrant farm labor camp owned by the California Packing Corporation. She is the author of the poetry collection When Living Was a Labor Camp (2000), which won the 2001 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. Her poems have appeared in hundreds of journals and anthologies, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The American Poetry Review, The New Republic, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, and The Sun. She was awarded the Elliston Book Award for Poetry from the University of Cincinnati, Nimrod/Hardman's Pablo Neruda Prize, The Missouri Review's Larry Levis Award, the Greensboro PoetryPrize, the New Letters Poetry Prize, the Chautauqua Poetry Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and a Fellowship from the California Arts Council.

 

Jennifer Lagier Fellguth is an American writer, poet, community activist and college librarian scholar. Her scholarly essays on digital resources and online education have been published in peer-reviewed journals; her poetry has appeared in many literary magazines and blogs. She is the author of eight books of poetry. Her poetry primarily includes themes of her Italian ancestry, social justice and nature. She has been recognized for her extensive social justice, environmental activism and support for education in community colleges. She serves as co-editor of theHomestead Review.

 

Brought to by The Homestead Review with funds provided by the Monterey Peninsula Youth Fund.