Poets Ray Coppock and Carlena Wike will be featured at The Other Voice at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, in the library of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. Refreshments and open mic follow the reading, so bring along a poem to share.
Coppock, one of the founders of The Other Voice, began writing poetry after his retirement as a writer and editor for the University of California in 1987. In addition to his chapbook “The Stillness,” he has been published in Poetry Now, West Wind Review, The Acorn, Puerto del Sol, ELF, Bellowing Ark, Hard Row to Sow, and other journals and has read at The Other Voice for many years.
Wike has written poetry since childhood, and won first prize for poetry at Los Angeles Valley College in 1975. Her poems have appeared in Manuscript 20, Rattlesnake Review and Poetry Now, and have been featured online at Medusa’s Kitchen. Rattlesnake Press also has published a broadside of her poems.
She has been a featured reader at venues in Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, Woodland and Davis.