It was a fun-filled ART Cruise followed by an extraordinary and illuminating literary night of poetry. 55 people packed the Trinity Congregational Church Parish Hall to share their poetry and meet California's Poet Laureate, Dana Gioia and his brilliant wife, Mary.
(pictured are poetry lovers and poets; Michael Pollice, Elizabeth Watson, Robert Pendleton, Donna Rudolph, Barbara Bailey, Rachel Anderson, Dana Gioia, David Menefee, and Jane Beldon.)
Local poets Jane Belden, Rachel Anderson, David Menefee, Donna Rudolph with musicians Hugh Ashley and Robert Pendleton entertained us with fanciful and clever prose. Tasty treats were provided during intermission. Then Dana charmed the audience with evocative stories and associated poetry. We experienced the art of literature; coaxed into laughter and tears in the company of good friends. It was a magical night.
Poet Dana Gioia and Mary enjoy local poet Donna Rudolph with the harmonic accompaniment of Hugh Ashley and guitarist Robert Pendleton.