Women of the Beat Generation
Publisher, editor & writer Brenda Knight & friends present an evening celebrating the writers, artists,
and muses at the heart of a revolution.
Joanna McClure has been writing poetry since the 1950s and worked for 35 years in early childhood development. The author of several poetry collections, she continues to give readings and publish her work in limited-edition chapbooks. Her most recent collection is Catching Light. The author lives in San Francisco, CA.
Mary Norbet Körte – Described by Denise Levertov as one of America’s foremost undiscovered poets, and by Anne Waldman as one of the lesser known illuminati (her favorite), Mary Norbert Körte has been writing in the woods of Mendocino County since 1972. Author of several books of poems, and contributor to many anthologies, Körte’s passion has always been poetry: the making and proclaiming of it from boardrooms to bars, from schoolrooms to street corners.
Nicole Henares sometimes masquerades as a poet named Aurelia Lorca. Misti Rainwater-Lites’s Ebullience Press has published two collections of her poems, Trills From A Numbed Tongue of Duhhhh, and Putting On My Red Shoes and Dancing The Blues. Nicole is currently working on her first novel, Six Cans A Minute, about the Cannery Row of her grandparents, and Spanish immigration in the twentieth century. She also is the co-editor of Lustre Magazine and Dangerous Hair Press, a student in CIIS’s Writing and Consciousness MFA Program, and most proudly, a high school English teacher.