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The Pasadena Rose Poets Collection 2019: Reflection, Resistance, Reckoning, Resurrection 

Published by Shabda Press, Pasadena, and by Red Hen Press, 1540 Lincoln Ave, Pasadena. Join us in celebrating the newly released book by Pasadena Rose Poets. Order your copy now:



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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

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Published in 2016 by Editions du Cygne/Swan World, Paris, France


Visit our Future Awakes page for more info


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

Book Alterations 250"Alterations |Thread Light Through Eye of Storm" (2015) is now available. Visit our Alterations book page for more info.

You can order our books from our Buy Page. 


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?

More good news...

2Ed004b adj x150A second edition of “Oh, Where is My Candle Hat?” is available for $15.00 + California sales tax. The Gift Package Book and CD package includes:


♥ 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?"



See where poet Gerda Govine is appearing next ... check NEWS-EVENTS!


Poetry books by Gerda Govine Ituarte can be ordered through our Buy page.

a Tribute

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Wanda Coleman

I remember your eyes, voice and words woven into your poetry that you shared with so many. Never afraid, said what you meant, and meant what you said. You expressed your thoughts and ideas even when, at times, you stood alone. Thank you for gracing my life and for the legacy that you leave in our care.

L.A. Times Article about Wanda Coleman

Govern in Poetry

Check out this fascinating article, "Govern in Poetry," a New York Times article by Timothy Egan on the Presidents, language and poetry.


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"ARTIST STORIES" ezine, published by Light Bringer Project, recently 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.

What's New!

  • Two poems selected for Santa Cruz Rail Trail, to be stamped in concrete. See NEWS & EVENTS
  • Keynote Speaker, 2017 Women of Achievement Breakfast, Pasadena
  • Poems included in several prestigious publications 
  • features Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW

SEE: NEWS & EVENTS for Gerda Govine's current calendar and appearances



Alterations | Thread Light Through Eye of Storm got a 5-star rating from The Red City Review AND was chosen as a finalist for The Red City Review Book Awards (over 300 entries). See

International Readings

Cuba Biennale in Havana as part of Noema's sound performance, Case de la Poesia and Teatro Nacional. Visit Noema Habana


Participated in the XXII Annual International Female Poetry Festive in Cerete-Cordoba, Columbia.


Read two poems in Piccadilly Square in London.


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See where poet Gerda Govine will be appearing soon ... visit NEWS-EVENTS!

Hometown-Pasadena has published numerous articles and poems by Gerda Govine Ituarte.

"Sliver of Light" was published in the San Gabriel Valley Quarterly Calendar .

Two of Gerda Govine Ituarte's poems were accepted to be included in Tia Chucha's Press anthology "Coiled Serpent Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts in Los Angeles." The anthology will be presented at the Associated Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference in March 2016 in Los Angeles to more than 12,000 attendees.


Published "A Second Look" and "Water World" in Spectrum I and Spectrum II journal, September and December 2015.

Check out two new reviews of Gerda's new book Alterations | Thread Light Through Eye of Storm.

Participating poet in the Pasadena Rose Poets' poetry readings at Pasadena City Council meetings and other events


Two poems published in the Altadena Poetry Review Anthology


Two poems, "HerStory" and "Sliver of Light," in Indefinite Space, poetry/art journal, Pasadena, CA


One of 113 poets (No. 107-868 Union Avenue Bronx) invited to include her work and be part of artist Shimpei Takeda's exhibit, "Inscription: A Monumental Installation," at The New Americans Museum in San Diego, November 2015 - January 29, 2016.