Featuring Nils Peterson, December 2011

As per our Christmas tradition, Nils Peterson, Poet Laureate Emeritus of Santa Clara County has graciously agreed to read from his selection of Christmas poetry and wonderment. I’m sure it will be a wonderful Christmas gift to yourself and those you may bring.

Nils Peterson is Professor Emeritus at San Jose State University where he taught in the English and Humanities Departments. He has published poetry, science fiction, and articles on subjects as varying as golf and Shakespeare. A chapbook of poems entitled Here Is No Ordinary Rejoicing was published by No Deadlines Press, a collection of poems entitled The Comedy of Desire with an introduction by Robert Bly was published by the Blue Sofa Press, and a collection of poems entitled Driving a Herd of Moose to Durango appeared in 2005. He was nominated for a 2005 Pushcart Prize.

His newest book of poetry, A Walk to the Center of Things, came out in June 2011, published by Poetry Center San Jose.

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, December 15, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Willow Glen Branch Library
1157 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose, 95125

See the Events page for a map.

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