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Santa Cruz, CA
Dane's book How Therapists Dance was published by Plain View Press in 2013, which also published his previous book The Jeweled Net of Indra in 2007. His poetry has appeared broadly in journals, anthologies, video, and newspapers. Dane also works as a therapist, and serves as Chief of Child/Youth Mental Health for Santa Cruz County in California. View his web-site at "www.DaneCervine.typepad.com"
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
This Bright Light of Ours offers a focused insider’s view of the community-based activism at the heart of the civil rights movement. I was one of the teenage white kids who answered the call to come to the south to join the Black Freedom Fight in 1965. Four decades later, I returned to rediscover my friends and co-workers in rural Wilcox County, Alabama. My book details through first-person accounts the contributions of ordinary people who formed the nonviolent army that won the fight for voting rights. View selected presentations and book talks http://www.thisbrightlightofours.com/events-appearances-2/selected-past-events/. Now scheduling presentations for 2016-17. Former Area Director for California Poets in the Schools. Married, living in northern California near the beach.
Santa Cruz, CA
Peggy Heinrich’s poetry has appeared in many magazines and in her seven books of poetry. Most recent is Forward Moving Shadows, her highly praised tanka memoir with photographs by John Bolivar, a companion piece to Peeling an Orange, a collection of her haiku with seasonal photo-graphs by Bolivar. An award-winning poet, her longer poems are collected in A Minefield of Etceteras. Born and raised in New York City and a long-time resident of Connecticut, she moved to Santa Cruz, California, in 2006 to be closer to her two West Coast daughters, Nicole (aka Ellen) and Jean. She is also an active dowser and Reconnective healer.
Ben Lomond, CA
A sculptor, poet, and writer of short fiction, Matt Hill is still living in the southern part of Northern California. His work has been published in dozens of journals and Internet sites. His latest book is Outlandish Contrivance: 77 Modern Sonnets.