Featuring Nils Peterson, July 2011

Nils Peterson is Professor Emeritus at San Jose State University where he taught in the English and Humanities Departments. In 2009, he was chosen the first Poet Laureate of Santa Clara County.

He has published poetry, science fiction, and articles on subjects as varied as golf and Shakespeare. His chapbooks include Here Is No Ordinary Rejoicing, Driving a Herd of Moose to Durango, For This Day, and The Revenge of the Socks. A collection of poems, The Comedy of Desire edited and introduced by Robert Bly, was published by The Blue Sofa Press.

His newest collection, A Walk to the Center of Things, was published by Poetry Center San Jose in May, 2011. To those who have not yet picked up their copies, Nils’ is generously making his book available for FREE to PCSJ members at this event, so this is a great time to join! The book will also be available for regular purchase.

Open mic to follow.

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

The reading will take place
Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Willow Glen Branch Library
1157 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose, 95125

One thought on “Featuring Nils Peterson, July 2011

  1. What an incredibly moving evening! I came home feeling that I had been a part of something quite extraordinary–a family, indeed Dennis! I was touched by Nils’ good-natured and sweetly-nostalgic poems and the warmth and welcome that we give to each other–old and new. (How did that lovely woman from Texas learn about the reading?) Now I just need to write a metaphysical cow poem, and we’d have a bovine trilogy.

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