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November, 2015

The Yellow Jacket Press publishes Glass Bottom Sky, 10 Years of Yellow Jacket Press    eds. Silvia Curbelo and Gregory Byrd.

The anthology includes poems from all winners of the YJP chapbook competition along with selections from  board members. My poem, “Windfall”, is included.

September 27, 2013

 The The Yellow Jacket Press 6th Annual Florida Poets Happy Hour and Prime Time Show will take place  from 7:00-9:00 pm at Kahwa Coffee at The Element, 808 N. Franklin St. Suite 117, Tampa.

This year’s event will feature new YellowJacket Press poet George Bishop, winner of the 2013 Peter Meinke Prize for his manuscript Following Myself Home.  Mr. Bishop will be joined by local poets Melanie Graham, Winnona Elson Pasquini, and Nikita Hernandez; staff members of Sweet: A Literary Confection, K.C. Wolfe and Melissa Carroll; and Alison Powell of the Oxford Exchange bookstore.  Gloria Munoz will sing Lorca poems.

May 17, 2013
The Yellow Jacket Press 4th Annual After National Poetry Party, USF St. Petersburg, Florida
Snell-Williams Courtyard, 2nd St. South, 7:00-9:00 pm.

The winner of the 2013 YJP Florida Poets Chapbook Contest, Meryl Stafford, will read from The Magician’s Daughter.
Also reading will be St. Petersburg Poet Laureate Peter Meinke and poets Michael Bates, Melanie Hubbard, Gloria Munoz, and Therese Tappouni.

April 2, 2013
Crack the Spine Party, St. Leo’s University, St. Leo, Florida

A celebration of the 2013 publication  of the Sandhill Review, St. Leo’s literary magazine. Works published will be read by their authors. I will read my poem “This Pawnbroker Is Worth Your While.”

December 7, 2012
The Yellow Jacket Press Party, Poetry Central aka Home of Gianna Russo & Jeff Karon. Tampa, Florida

Annual year end party for Yellow Jacket Press board members and invited guests from the poetry community.

September 28, 2012
The Yellow Jacket Press 5th Annual Happy Hour & Prime Time Show, Nuance Galleries, Tampa, Florida

The launching of a new Yellow Jacket Press chapbook, Museum of Chairs, by Tampa poet Mary Elizabeth (Bettie) Perez.  Ms. Perez will be joined in a reading by USF creative writing  professors Ira Sukrungruang and Katie Riegel,  local poets Rhonda J. Nelson and Wayne S. Williams and Orlando poet Terry Ann Thaxton.

June 19, 2012
The Yellow Jacket Press Presents Fresh Voices, The Buzz, Harbour Island,

A reading of original poetry and prose by Kurt Wilt, Patrick Crerand, Leah Clark, Brooke King, Brittany Rathbone in celebration of the Summer Solstice.

May 24, 2012
Nuance at Night Poetry Event, Nuance Galleries, St.Petersburg, Florida

A  reading by featured poets followed by an open mic session. The next event is scheduled for July 19, 2012.

May 11, 2012 
The Yellow Jacket Press Poetry Party, The Mermaid Tavern, Tampa, Florida

A poetry reading that celebrates the winner, Liz Robbins (Girls Turned Into Dials) and the finalist Chris Tozier (A Little History of Light) of the 3rd annual Chapbook contest.