Himalaya: Listen. Learn. Grow.
Recorded live at the WordTemple Poetry Series, host Katherine Hastings presents Sonoma County poet laureate emeritus, Bill Vartnaw, John Shoptaw and devorah major. Author of In Concern: for Angels and Suburbs of My Childhood, Sonoma County poet laureate emeritus Bill Vartnaw is also the publisher for Taurean Horn Press which has published Carol Sanchez, q.r. hand, jr., Kim Shuck and a dozen others. He was born and raised in Petaluma, CA and was an original member of the Bay Area Poets Coalition. Vartnaw has been a powerful and highly appreciated force in helping to plan and orchestrate the annual Petaluma Poetry Walk. John Shoptaw was raised in the drained Mississippi River floodplain of the Missouri Bootheel, where he picked cotton, was baptized in a drainage ditch and worked in a lumber mill. He is the author of Times Beach, winner of the 2015 Notre Dame Book Prize and the 2016 Northern California Book Award in Poetry. He has also published a critical study, On the outside looking...