David Swanger, second and current Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County, visited the Poetry Show on December 8, 2013. David’s two-year term ends with the year 2013, and he looks back with host Dennis Morton on his term as the county’s official poet.
Among his more public duties as poet laureate, David’s activities during the past two years included starting a volunteer poetry class at the Homeless Services Center. He shares his experiences, his poetry (some as yet unpublished) and his broadened perspective on homelessness and homeless persons.
David Swanger has twice previously (at least) been a guest on the Poetry Show. Here are links to his visits in February 2012 (described in the blog) and November, 2009 (podcast only). David’s published poetry includes Wayne’s College of Beauty (featured on the 2009 Poetry Show visit).