Featuring Cheryl Dumesnil, February 2011

Winner of the 2008 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, Cheryl Dumesnil is the author of In Praise of Falling, editor of Hitched! Wedding Stories from San Francisco City Hall, and co-editor, with Kim Addonizio, of Dorothy Parker’s Elbow: Tattoos on Writers, Writers on Tattoos. Her poems have appeared in Nimrod, Indiana Review, Calyx, and Many Mountains Moving, among other literary magazines. Her essays have appeared on literarymama.com, hipmama.com, mamazine.com and in Hip Mama Zine. For over fifteen years she has taught creative writing at universities, conferences, K-12 schools, and in private settings. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her wife and their two sons.

An open mic reading will follow.

If you wish to be included in this Willow Glen Poetry Project, please bring us a hardcopy of your poem, and also email it to us (see the Submissions page). Of course, it’s perfectly okay if you just want to read your poem without submitting.

The reading will take place
Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Willow Glen Branch Library
1157 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose

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