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Poetry Connection: Coming Full Circle in Twenty Years of Poetry

*This column originally appeared in the Independent. The Santa Barbara Writers Conference began last Sunday. The conference has been an important part of my life for the past twenty years. I’ve participated as a volunteer, panelist and workshop leader at the conference. I wrote the poem that launched my writing career those two decades ago, […]


Poetry Connection: The Laureate Series

Poetry Connection Column: previously published in the Santa Barbara IndependentBy Melinda Palacio, Santa Barbara Poet Laureate   Last week’s Laureate Series at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Paseo Nuevo was the first event I’ve hosted in a while. That it was on a First Thursday, meant there was a built-in audience. People know that […]