One of our finest local poets, Ellen Bass, visits the Poetry Show, joining host Dennis Morton along with fellow poet Toi Derricotte, who traveled all the way from Pittsburg, PA. The two will be reading at Bookshop Santa Cruz on Tuesday, February 7, at the monthly poetry evening sponsored by Poetry Santa Cruz. Toi reads poems from her books Tender and The Undertaker’s Daughter, and discusses her literary memoir, The Black Notebooks. Toi is also one of the founders of the black poetry foundation Cave Canem, described as “the major watering hole and air pocket for black poetry.”
Ellen reads selections from her latest book, The Human Line.