2014 Dartmouth Poet in Residence Rebecca Foust will give a reading at Marin Villages, a nonprofit serving seniors, on Saturday at Corte Madera Town Center.
The event will include a reading of poets of various generations followed by readings by two former Marin County poet laureates, Prartho Sereno and Rebecca Foust.
The event is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. in room 201 at the mall.
More information is available by phone at 415-457-4633 or online at marinvillages.org.
Rebecca Foust on being 2017-2019 Poet Laureate of Marin County, California
“My 2017-19 Marin County Poet Laureate project, “Poetry as Sanctuary,” ties in with California’s status as a Sanctuary State and also has a broader application. Poetry is a sacred space – church, a hospital, a hospice bed – offering refuge for our most private, urgent, and otherwise ineffable expressions. Reading and writing it opens an escape from technology, stress, life-overload, grief, and other emotional pain. Perhaps the most important service poetry can provide now is respite from or a way to respond to current political events. Poetry can build community, and I’d like to use it to raise the awareness and empathy for what is at stake under the new administration for our undocumented immigrant population here in Marin. To this end, I’m organizing a series of community open mikes on themes such as Peace, Immigration & Diversity, and Gender, along with readings featuring immigrant poets in the county libraries. For details about events visit the Marin County Poet Laureate Facebook page or your local Marin County Library events page and select the “Poet Laureate” tab.”