Welcome to the recorded archives for the Davis Arts Center Poetry Series. Pour yourself a cup of coffee, or tea, sit back and enjoy the collection compliments of Davis Arts Center.
April 15, 2018
Dr Andy Jones, Poet Laureate of Davis, California and Connie Post, former Poet Laureate Livermore, California (2005 – 2009). James Lee Jobe, Series host. Due to technical issues, we were unable to capture Connie’s reading. We apologize.
August 19, 2018
Barbara West and Mary Zeppa are introduced by James Lee Jobe, Davis Arts Center Poetry Series Host.
September 16, 2018
Heather Hutcheson and Stan Zumbiel were the September 2018 featured poets. Introduced by James Lee Jobe, Davis Arts Center Poetry Series Host.
October 21, 2018
Dorine Jennette, author of Urchin to Follow (The National Poetry Review Press) is introduced by James Lee Jobe, Davis Arts Center Poetry Series host.
December 16, 2018
Chris Olander, Stephen Meadows, Susan Kelly-DeWitt and Joshua McKinney each read from the recently published anthology Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California. James Lee Jobe, Davis Arts Center Poetry Series host presided over the event.
February 17, 2019
Poetry Overturned – Ladies of the Knight featured Jeanette Sem (Spitfire), Carol Lynn Stevenson Grellas (Secretpoet) and Angela James (Aranea). Thanks to James Lee Jobe, Davis Arts Center Poetry Series host, for recording and presiding over the reading.
March 17, 2019
Mary Mackey, New York Time’s Best-Selling author, was the featured poet for this St. Patrick’s Day reading. Thanks to James Lee Jobe, Poetry Series host, for providing such a fantastic opening and for recording the event.
May 19, 2019
Amanda Hawkins and Naomi J. Williams were our featured readers in May. Thanks to James Lee Jobe, Poetry Series host, for his great opening and recording the presentation.
June 16, 2019
Patrick Grizzell, poet and musician, was the solo reader/performer for June as Davis Arts Center celebrates music this month in Davis. Thanks to James Lee Jobe, Poetry Series host, for very entertaining opening- can you guess which parts of the introduction are true or false?
July 21, 2019
The microphone has been turned around this month! Series host, James Lee Jobe, takes to the stage for this very special reading. Thanks to Katy Brown for her fine introduction too!
August 18, 2019
Linda Scheller, poet, playwright, and teacher is the featured poet this month. Thanks to James Lee Jobe, Poetry Series host, for his fantastic job of introducing Linda and for recording the reading.
September 15, 2019
September featured poets Heather Judy (poet and artist) and Bethanie Humphreys (poet, writer, editor and mixed-media visual artist). Thanks to James Lee Jobe, Poetry Series host, for his always stellar introductions and for recording the reading.
October 20, 2019
Davis poet Mischa Kuczynski, reads her own work as well poems by Donika Kelly. James Lee Jobe, Poetry Series host, begins the afternoon reading a wonderful poem by Nanao Sakaki before introducing Mischa. Special thanks to James for hosting the Series and this recording of the reading.