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1. On Monday, January 28, 2019, members of the Pasadena Rose Poets will continue to “gift" a poem,” on a monthly basis, during the public comment portion of the Pasadena City Council meetings. The readings were initially established by Gerda Govine Ituarte, founder of the PRP, in February 2017. Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek stated during one of the Council meetings that he believes the City Council meetings are more civil as a result of the poetry readings. All City Council meetings are videotaped by Pasadena Media.
2. The Pasadena Rose Poets will honor and celebrate past and present African American poets who have and continue to impact this genre in the US and beyond as part of the "Black History Celebration" at the Central Library, Studio on 4th, on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Gerda Govine Ituarte, Poet, established the Pasadena-based PRP in 2016 to answer a call from the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division to include poetry in the lineup of cultural activities funded by the NEA.
"ARTIST STORIES" ezine, published by Light Bringer Project, really featured Pasadena poet Gerda Govine. Angelina Coppola Interviewed Gerda for the "Citizen Poet" article. Excerpt - - Gerda describes reading to an audience .... "It's organic. I use my hands. I use my body, my intonation, my speed ... Each poem I read differently, to keep the words alive." Read the interview.
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Gerda Govine's fourth book of poetry, Poetry Within Reach in Unexpected Places, was released in October 2018.
Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW
Published in 2016 by Editions du Cygne/Swan World, Paris, France
You can order this new third collection of poems from our Buy page. Thank you for considering my new work! Gerda
Alterations | Thread Light Through Eye of Storm
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Now is the perfect time to give the gift of poetry to family, friends, colleagues and, yes, to yourself. Read and enjoy.
Oh, Where is My Candle Hat?
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♥ Book signed by both poet and artist
♥ Cover of reprinted original art and page drawings
♥ A copy of the CD with readings in English and Spanish by Gerda and Luis
Mailing is complimentary. Gift package book cover art varies. More details about "Oh, Where is My Candle Hat?"
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