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Poet Laureate Celebration
May 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
Please join MPC in welcoming Marin’s new Poet Laureate, Rebecca Foust, and showing appreciation for our outgoing Poet Laureate, Prartho Sereno, before the Third Thursday event on May 18. Doors will open at Falkirk at 6:00 p.m. for a champagne and cake reception followed by brief remarks by both poets at 6:30.
Rebecca Foust has published five prizewinning books of poetry, most recently Paradise Drive (Press 53 2015), sonnets featuring a modern-day Pilgrim living in Marin County, reviewed in the Marin Independent Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, and Rumpus in the Bay Area and in national venues including the Huffington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Washington Review of Books. Recent recognitions include the James Hearst Poetry Prize judged by Jane Hirshfield, the American Literary Review Fiction Award, the Constance Rooke Prize for Creative Nonfiction and fellowships from the Frost Place, MacDowell, Sewanee, and West Chester Poetry Conference. Foust is the Poetry Editor for Women’s Voices for Change and has been a board member at Marin Poetry Center since 2008.
Prartho Sereno is the author of three poetry collections and has taught poetry to both children and adults. A graduate of Bowling Green University and Syracuse University, Sereno has worked as a counseling psychologist, college mediation instructor, illustrator, cook, farmer and songwriter.