POETS AGAINST THE WAR PROTEST READING SUNDAY, SEPT. 25
The Phoenix Theatre in Petaluma, Calif. will host a benefit poetry reading from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Funds donated will be used to help publish Ruggles’ last collection of poems, "Enough."
Among poets scheduled to read are Sam Hamill, Geri Digiorno, Clive Matson, Andrena Zawinski, Martin Hickel, Pratho Sereno, Gerald Nicosia, Joyce Jenkins and Lucy Lang Day.
Sunday's reading in Petaluma will feature the work of Eugene Ruggles, who put together several mass reading against the Vietnam in San Francisco.
His collection, The Lifeguard in the Snow, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press, won the Great Lakes College Association Award in Poetry.
His poems have appeared in Poetry, Poetry Northwest, The American Poetry Review, The Nation, The Hudson Review, Field, Kayak, Manoa, Poetry Flash, Floating Island, The New Yorker, Copperfield's Literary Magazine and Passages North.
He was given grants by the National Endowment for the Arts, P.E.N., The American Academy of Arts and Letters, and The Academy of American Poets.