Locally & Independently Published Poetry

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Author Bio: 

Sherri Lewis is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native currently residing in Tollhouse, California and her second home in Aptos, California. Spending her time between the peaceful Sierra foothills and the majestic Monterey Bay allows her the peacefulness that is necessary to her creative process. WASH MY SOUL is her second book, her first being HEAR MY VOICE. She has three more manuscripts nearing completion. 

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ISBN: 9781911473909
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Published: Mirador Publishing - February 18th, 2017

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Devi S. Laskar holds an MFA from Columbia University in New York, and an MA in South Asian Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

She is a former journalist, covering crime and government for daily newspapers. These days, she’s a photographer, a writer of fiction and a poet. She now lives in California.

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ISBN: 9781635341607
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Published: Finishing Line Press - March 3rd, 2017

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Judith Chibante, cancer survivor, left a four-decade career in education to return to her creative writing roots. She was born and raised in rural California, and came of age in the sixties doing farmwork, strict religious practices, and sports in school. She left home at age 18 to go to college in southern California (an unforeseen, ‘epic’ experience), and became just the second in her family to earn a degree.

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ISBN: 9781635340990
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Published: Finishing Line Press - February 17th, 2017

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Barbara Leon was born to a Russian Jewish immigrant family. She grew up in the 1950’s on a poultry farm in a small, conservative Connecticut town. She worked for years in New York City as a social worker, then began a career in journalism, writing, and editing. She married and had one child.

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ISBN: 9780977307067
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Published: Many Names Press - January 1st, 2015

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ISBN: 9781936449736
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Published: Hugo House Publishers - June 7th, 2016

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ISBN: 9780979458293
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Published: Perugia Press - September 1st, 2016

Author Bio: 

Barbara J. Weigel has been a painter since she was a teenager. She has lived most of her adult life in San Francisco where she raised her son and worked as an art and  preschool teacher. Barbara now lives in Santa Cruz at the edge of the Pacific Ocean where she shares her life with friends and loved ones, including a small menagerie of dogs, chickens, and wild creatures. 



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Kaveri Patel is a family physician, meditation and writing instructor, and author of three previous books of poetry and two journals.  She seeks to initiate meaningful change through fierce, tender presence. Her literary works have appeared in various corners of Earth’s eternal heart. Her poetry, publications, and classes can be found at wisdominwaves.com

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ISBN: 9780692628485
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Published: Self-Published - June 5th, 2016

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Published in the US, Ireland and England, Kita Shantiris' poetry has appeared in AmbitCrannógPoetryQuarterly West,&nb

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ISBN: 9781936419517
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Published: Mayapple Press - May 10th, 2015

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Ziggy has lived in Santa Cruz for more than 40 years.  She is an Alumni of UCSC, with a degree in "Aesthetic Studies" and an emphasis on arts education.  As a student, she co-founded the children's literary and art magazine, Stone Soup.

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ISBN: 9780692539927
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Published: Self-Published - October 20th, 2015



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