Saturday, June 24, 2017 a gathering of 30 in the Story Room at Cupertino Library celebrated the generosity of nature through poems read by our Cupertino Poet Laureate Ann Muto, and others.
Fred Brown, a fellow docent at Pt. Lobos came from Carmel to share his poetry, mostly tributes to aspects of Pt. Lobos that catch his fancy. Ann Muto and her husband Art are long-time docents at Pt. Lobos and so she shared her writings specific to her experiences there, as well as other nature poems.
Open Mic readings were shared by several who have participated in the various Poet Laureate workshops throughout the year, most specifically at McClellan Ranch Preserve. Additional poetry was shared, including works by the Poet Laureate founder, Ron Miller, who also facilitates the Poetry Circle at the YMCA. Parthinia Hicks, the former Poet Laureate of Los Gatos, read as well.
The collective sentiment of the participants and the attendees was that they experienced nature at its best “and some darn good poetry.”
The Cupertino Poet Laureate Selection Committee is now soliciting applicants for the Poet Laureate position to serve from January 1, 2018-December 31, 2019. Please email for an application: firstname.lastname@example.org.