Poetry Series

December 16, 2018

postry-series_color_lr_rgb_300_72Meeting the third Sunday of the month at 2pm, The Davis Arts Center Poetry Series typically features two readers. Admission is free but donations are always appreciated and all proceeds benefit Davis Arts Center! The Series is hosted by James Lee Jobe. Audio archives of previous readings can be found here.

The December will feature Chris Olander, Stephen Meadows, Susan Kelly-DeWitt and Joshua McKinney.  Each will be reading from the recently published anthology Fire and Rain:  Ecopoetry of CaliforniaThere will also be an open mic opportunity for you to present during the reading.

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Chris Olander, Poet/Teacher with California Poets in the Schools (CPITS) since 1984, had taught Poetry Writing and recitation in elementary and high schools, colleges, institutions, festivals, conferences, and privately throughout N. California, Washington , Hawaii and beyond.  He has published 4 chapbooks; 4 CD’s of his spoken poetry; 4 CD’s with musical accompaniment with various musicians and the poetry book River Light.  He blends performance techniques with spoken word to create an action art poetry: musical image phrasing to dramatize relative experiences–a poetry arising from oral and  bardic traditions; a sound poet exploring feelings, ideas, and meaning in rhythm patterns. He will read from the anthology, Fire and Rain.


Stephen Meadows


Stephen Meadows is a Californian of pioneer and Ohlone descent. He has earned degrees from UC Santa Cruz and San Francisco State University. His poetry collection, Releasing the Days, was published by Heyday.




Susan Kelly-DeWitt


Susan Kelly-DeWitt is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow and the author of Spider Season (Cold River Press 2016), The Fortunate Islands (Marick Press, 2008) and several previous small press collections.







Joshua McKinney


Joshua McKinney‘s fourth collection of poetry, Small Sillion, will be released from Parlor Press in late 2018. He teaches creative writing at CSU Sacramento and is so-editor of the online ecopoetics journal, Clade Song.