Mary Kay Rummel is the first Poet Laureate of Ventura County, CA. Her seventh book of poetry, The Lifeline Trembles, has been published by Blue Light Press of San Francisco as a winner of the 2014 Blue Light Poetry Prize. Recent publications include poems in Nimrod, Pirene’s Fountain, Askew and in the anthologies, Woman in Metaphor by Stephen Linsteadt; Meditations on Divine Names (Moonrise Press); A Bird Black As The Sun (Green Poet Press); and Creativity and Constraint (Wising Up Press).Mary Kay has received four Pushcart nominations, was 2013 winner of the Irish American Crossroads Contest in San Francisco. She teaches part time at California State University, Channel Islands and lives in Ventura. More information: marykayrummel.com.
white emptiness, whisper of ruins.
At each Village Poets Monthly Reading we pass the George Harris hat - to collect $3 per person for refreshments and to donate to the Little Landers Historical Society for the upkeep of the Bolton Hall Museum. Here's George in his hat, and a poet's hat...