Floor tile in the Sainte Chapelle in Paris, 1248.
The former Poet Laureate’s, Marlene Hitt, Joe DeCenzo, Maja Trochimczyk, and Dorothy Skiles will be presenting poems about the animal world. In addition, a number of guests poets will be reading their work on animals and related matters. The poets will present their work in the following order:
- Becky Mate
- Peter Larsen
- Marlene Hitt*
- Mira Mataric
- Mina Kirby
- Joe DeCenzo*
- Jessica Wilson
- Maja Trochimczyk*
- Sam Graham
- Bev Collins
- Jill Meunier
- Dorothy Skiles*
- * indicates members of the Village Poet Planning Group
Also, it is anticipated that photos and other art work, in keeping with the theme of animals, will be decorating the walls. Come join us for this delightful event. Refreshments will be served.
PRESENTING ELSA FRAUSTO, POET LAUREATE OF SUNLAND-TUJUNGA, JULY 27, 2014
Elsa Frausto, the Eighth Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga.
Sunland-Tujunga’s new Poet Laureate, Elsa S. Frausto, will be featuring at the Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga’s upcoming Monthly Reading Series on Sunday, July 27, 2014, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., at Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga, CA 91042.
Elsa S. Frausto was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has lived in the Foothills with her family for over twenty years. Her work has appeared in a number of local and international publications, among them Porte des Poetes, Speechless the Magazine, Poem of the Month in Poet at Work, Badlands, the anthology Meditations on Divine Names and many anthologies by Poets on Site.
She was the coordinator and host for Camelback Readings held at the Sunland-Tujunga Library. Elsa is a member of the Chuparosa Writers, volunteers at the Friends of the Library Bookstore and at the Noise Within Theater (Pasadena) and is poetry editor and translator for the Spanish language literary magazine la-luciernaga.com. Her new venture as Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga (2014-2016) is the blog Poetria.org where poetry and travel with stops along the way from philosophy to food are welcome. Her local musings Walking Around can be read monthly in Voice of the Village.
Faith and the Nectarine
In matters of faith,
I'm with the nectarine.
It prepares its sap
where it can't be seen,
and knows it's still
Heat is a dance
on summer's skin.
The long hours beat,
autumn can't wait.
Elsa S. Frausto
Poets are welcome to sign-up for the open reading. Come and enjoy an early evening of poetry, light refreshments and eclectic conversation. A $3.00 donation is appreciated.
THE POET LAUREATE AND VILLAGE POETS IN THE FOURTH OF JULY PARADE
Look for the decorated car of Village Poets in the Fourth of July Parade in Sunland-Tujunga, starting from Mt. Gleason Avenue down Foothill Blvd. to Sunland Park. We will be presenting Elsa S. Frausto, the new Poet Laureate, accompanied by former poets laureate Joe DeCenzo, Marlene Hitt, Dorothy Skiles and Maja Trochimczyk.
See the album of photos from the Fourth of July 2014 on Picasa Web Albums. Photos by Maja Trochimczyk, Bill Skiles, and others.
Elsa Frausto, Joe DeCenzo, Dorothy Skiles, Marlene Hitt, Maja Trochimczyk
Drumming up the applause for Elsa S. Frausto, Eight Poet Laureate of Sunland Tujunga