Our feature poet for July will be Tim J. Myers:
Tim J. Myers will be reading from his new book of poetry out from BlazeVox, Dear Beast Loveliness: Poems of the Body.
Tim J. Myers is a writer, songwriter, storyteller, and senior lecturer at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley. His children’s books have won recognition from the New York Times, Kirkus, NPR, the Smithsonian, Nickelodeon, and others. He’s published over 120 poems, won a first prize in a poetry contest judged by John Updike, has two books of adult poetry out, won a major prize in science fiction, has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, and has published much other fiction and non-fiction for children, adolescents, and adults. His Glad to Be Dad: A Call to Fatherhood won the inaugural Ben Franklin Digital Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association, was featured on the Parents Magazine website, quoted on Disney’s BabyZone, and made #5 on Amazon’s “Hot New Releases in Fatherhood”–he won the West Coast Songwriters Saratoga Chapter Song of the Year award–and he won the 2012 Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators Magazine Merit Award for Fiction. His website is at http://www.timmyersstorysong.com. And he can whistle and hum at the same time.
Open mic to follow.
If you wish to be included in the Willow Glen Poetry Project, please bring a hard copy of the poem and email it to WillowGlenPoetry@gmail.com. As always, it’s still okay to just read your poem without submitting it to the project.
The reading will take place
Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Willow Glen Branch Library
1157 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose, 95125