Second Sunday Poetry Series

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Join us for poems on the second Sunday of each month.

Welcome to SSPS, a monthly poetry reading series based in the San Francisco Bay Area. For the time being, readings will be held over Zoom. Each month, two or three poets will be featured in an hourlong reading hosted by Curator Siân Killingsworth.

Upcoming Readings


December 12, 3pm PT
Erin Rodoni, Kate Peper, Danusha Laméris

Kate Peper loves to paint watercolors, garden, and walk with her husband and semi-feral dog, Hannah, in Northern California. She’s a five-time Pushcart nominee and her poems can be found in The American Journal of Poetry, Baltimore Review, Cimarron Review, Potomac Review, Rattle, Tar River Review, and others. Her chapbook, Dipped In Black Water, won the New Women’s Voices Award from Finishing Line Press, 2016. Buy Kate’s chapbook HERE.

Erin Rodoni is the author of three poetry collections, most recently And if the Woods Carry You, winner the 2020 Southern Indiana Review Michael Waters Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in Poetry NorthwestBlackbirdCimarron Review, Best New Poets, and Fairy Tale Review, among others. Her honors include The Montreal International Poetry Prize, a Ninth Letter Literary Award, and an AWP Intro Journals Award. She teaches at the Writing Salon, oversees the High School Poetry Contest and Anthology for the Marin Poetry Center, and raises two small humans. Buy Erin’s book HERE.

Danusha Laméris is the author of The Moons of August (Autumn House, 2014), which was chosen by Naomi Shihab Nye as the winner of the Autumn House Press poetry prize and was a finalist for the Milt Kessler Book Award. Some of her poems have been published in: The Best American Poetry, The New York Times, The American Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, The SUN Magazine, Tin HouseThe Gettysburg Review, and Ploughshares. Her second book, Bonfire Opera, (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020), was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize, and winner of a 2021 Northern California Book Award. The 2020 recipient of the Lucille Clifton Legacy Award, she teaches poetry independently, and is a Poet Laureate emeritus of Santa Cruz County, California. She is currently on the faculty of Pacific University’s low-residency MFA program. Buy Danusha’s book HERE.

January 9, 2022, 3pm PT
Claire Blotter, Barbara Berman

February 13, 2022, 3pm PT
Reading in memory of Susan Bonetti
Janet Jennings, Barb Reynolds, Ken Haas, and Amanda Moore

March 13, 2022, 3pm PT
Dion O’Reilly, Sage Ravenwood

April 10, 2022, 3pm PT
Prartho Sereno, Kai Coggins

Are you a poet and interested in reading for SSPS? Get in touch! We’d love to meet you.

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