Leading U.S. Poets in Nevada City

Dear friends in literature,

I hope you enjoyed the May Yuba Lit that Angela Sells curated for us as much as I did. What mother-daughter wisdom and power from Staajabu and Dr. Chochezi! And what naughty fun from novelist Judie Rae, and masterful scene tension from Caille Millner. Thank you so much for coming. The best thing about Yuba Lit is always the gathering of community.

I’m writing to follow up on our Yuba Lit summer plans. We’re putting all our get-out-the-word energies into a remarkable night of live poets benefitting the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. And as we let you know at our last Yuba Lit, you can get 10 percent off.

Note this date: Friday, June 23rd.
And this venue: The Miner’s Foundry in Nevada City.

Now tuck away this info: SPECIAL 10% OFF for YUBA LIT AUDIENCE MEMBERS

Now take a look at this lineup:

Francisco Aragon: Author of Puerto del Sol and Glow of our Sweat; editor of the groundbreaking anthology The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry.

Forrest Gander: Author of, among many collections, Core Samples from the World and Eye Against Eye; Pulitzer Prize finalist.

Robert Hass: Former Poet Laureate of the United States; winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award.

Brenda Hillman: Author of, among many collections, Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire; winner of the Los Angeles Times Books Prize and the William Carlos Williams Prize.

Sharon Olds: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Critics Circle Award; author of, among many collections, Stag’s Leap and Odes

Gregory Pardlo: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize; author of the collections Totem and Digest.

To cap all that off, the evening will be emceed by Nevada City’s own beloved Molly Fisk.

These writers are truly the leading lights of contemporary American poetry. Here’s the link for buying tickets using the 10% off code, YubaLit17:


I’m still gobsmacked by our good fortune in having these poets reading in Nevada City. I hope you’ll help us get the word out–share the benefit link on all your social networks. And I hope to see you on June 23rd!

Yours in the love of literature,

Yuba Lit Founder

PS: The line for the benefit tickets again: