Featuring Tim Myers, March 2011

Tim Myers is a writer, songwriter and professional storyteller living in Santa Clara, California, where he teaches in the Education and English departments at Santa Clara University. His essay in the Kyoto Journal, “Glimpsing Tokyo,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He’s published over 110 poems (South Carolina Review, Rattle, Northeast), has a chapbook out from Pecan Grove Press (That Mass at Which the Tongue Is Celebrant), and won a national poetry contest judged by John Updike. He also has articles in Media Ethics and New York State History, has placed stories with Indy Men’s, The MacGuffin, ELF, and The Bryant Literary Review, and won a prize in an international science fiction contest. His children’s book Basho and the River Stones is a Junior Library Guild selection, his Tanuki’s Gift got an excellent boxed review with art in the New York Times, and his Basho and the Fox, a New York Times bestseller and Smithsonian Notable Children’s Book, was also read aloud on NPR.  He has ten children’s books out and one on the way.

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, March 17, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Willow Glen Branch Library
1157 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose 95125

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