Virtual Winter Poetry

Thursday, December 8, 5-7pm, online

Four outstanding local poets will read their poetry at this virtual event, including David Sullivan, Farnaz Fatemi, Kelly Cressio-Moeller, and Aideed Medina. Email with questions or accomodation requests.

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Presented by the UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden.

  • David Sullivan

    David Sullivan

    Santa Cruz poet laureate David Allen Sullivan’s books include: Strong-Armed Angels, Every Seed of the Pomegranate, a book of co-translation with Abbas Kadhim from the Arabic of Iraqi Adnan Al-Sayegh, Bombs Have Not Breakfasted Yet, and Black Ice. Most recently, he won the Mary Ballard Chapbook poetry prize for Take Wing, and published Black Butterflies Over Baghdad with Word Works Books. He teaches at Cabrillo College, where he edits the Porter Gulch Review with his students, lives in Santa Cruz with his family, and his website is: 320 Fairmount Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95062 831-331-5668

  • Kelly Cressio-Moeller

    Kelly Cressio-Moeller

    Kelly Cressio-Moeller is a poet and visual artist. Her poems have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, Best New Poets, and Best of the Net, and have appeared widely in journals and at literary websites including Gargoyle, North American Review, Poet Lore, Salamander, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Water~Stone Review, and ZYZZYVA, among others. An associate editor at Glass Lyre Press, she lives in the Bay Area. "Shade of Blue Trees" from Two Sylvias Press (Finalist for the Wilder Prize) is her first poetry collection. Visit her poetry website at and Linktree. Artworks at her Etsy store: Impasto Palette

  • Farnaz Fatemi

    Farnaz Fatemi

    Farnaz Fatemi, an Iranian American poet and writer, is a founding member of The Hive Poetry Collective and was formerly a writing instructor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her book of poems, Sister Tongue زبان خواهر, (Kent State University Press, 2022) won the 2021 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize selected by Tracy K. Smith. Her poems and lyric essays have recently appeared in Poem-a-Day (, Pedestal Magazine, Jung Journal, Catamaran Literary Reader, Crab Orchard Review, Grist Journal, and Tupelo Quarterly and several anthologies, including Essential Voices: Poetry of Iran and its Diaspora and Halal If You Hear Me. More at

  • Aideed Medina

    Aideed Medina

    Aideed Medina is a poet and spoken word artist. She is a UC CNP Certified California Naturalist and practices flor y canto as part of her poetic process and exploration of California's natural history. Her work has appeared in: Fresno State's Club Austral Literary Magazine, Chicano Writers and Artists Association Journal, La Bloga, Poets Responding, Art of the Commune, Split This Rock, Nueva York Poetry Review, Di-Lirio Revista Literaria, as part of a collection of original art songs composed for The Opera Remix, Fresno Grand Opera, and author of forthcoming poetry collections, Segmented Bodies, from Prickly Pear Press and 31 Hummingbirds, from Xingao Press.