Gunpowder Press is proud to be the current home of the long-running Santa Barbara Poetry Series. The Series is hosted by Chryss Yost and George Yatchisin.
The first reading of the 2016-17 season will feature David Oliveira, George Singer, and Marisa Gutierrez. The reading will be on Sunday, November 6, in the Cielito Room of Viva Modern Mexican Cuisine in La Arcada Plaza (1114 State Street).
David Oliveira served as Millennium Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara. Currently living in Phnom Penh where he is now professor of English at Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, Oliveira is the author of the collections A Little Travel Story (Harbor Mountain Press), In the Presence of Snakes (Brandenburg Press), and A Near Country: Poems of Loss, a collaboration with Glenna Luschei and Jackson Wheeler (Solo Press), and is co-editor of the anthology How Much Earth: The Fresno Poets, with Christopher Buckley and M.L. Williams (Heyday Books). He is also the inventor of Poets Cards, a trading card series featuring poets. Oliveira was publisher and editor of Mille Grazie Press in Santa Barbara, and a founding editor of Solo, a national journal of poetry.
Marisa Gutierrez is a third-year student at SBCC. Her works have been published in Painted Cave, an online literary magazine for city college students. She also received an honorable mention for one of her poems from the Robert J. Emmons Poetry Competition this year. She plans to transfer to UC Santa Cruz in the fall with a major in Literature and a concentration in Creative Writing-Poetry.
There is a requested donation of $10 ($5 students and seniors) which goes to the readers.