Great news (bittersweet, it’s true for me) for poetry lovers every where!
Amanda Williamson, Cupertino’s third poet laureate, has to step down from the post this summer to move with her family out of the area. I’ll miss Amanda, and I hope the poetry community where she’s going is ready for her energy, her smile, her all-poetry-business sparkly dresses.
The greatest outcome of this sad turn, however, is that Ann Muto, long-time Cupertino resident, has agreed to step in and complete Amanda’s term. The photo above is from the article published Friday 6/3/16 in the Cupertino Courier.
Read the article online at the San Jose Mercury News site here. Photo above by Jacqueline Ramseyer/Bay Area News. Story by Kristi Myllenbeck, email@example.com.
Ann recently read at San Jose’s 36th annual Day of Remembrance held in Morris Dailey Auditorium at San Jose State University in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. The event commemorates Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of more than 120,000 people of Japanese descent during World War II. (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group). Start here to click through all seven photos. Ann can be seen in these: photo#3 and photo#4. The photos are embedded in this article, by Marisa Kendall Marisa Kendall, firstname.lastname@example.org, in the San Jose Mercury News.
Ann also won third place in the 2015 Los Gatos Poetry Contest, hosted by Erica Goss, who served as that city’s poet laureate at the time. Read that story in the Los Gatos Weekly-Times, the local edition of the Mercury News.