After a summer hiatus, The Other Voice, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, returns on Friday, Sept. 20, to feature two local poetry legends, James Lee Jobe and Dr. Andy Jones.
“Many poets have been blessed by their kindness and the work they do for poetry,” according to organizer Allegra Silberstein.
The reading begins at 7:30 p.m. in the library of the church, at 27074 Patwin Road. Refreshments and an open mic follow the reading so all are invited to bring a poem to share.
Jobe has been published in Manzanita, Tule Review, Pearl and many other periodicals. His poems are also included in “The Sacramento Anthology: 100 Poems,” “Jewel of the Valley: A California Anthology” and “How to Be This Man: The Walter Pavlich Memorial Anthology.”
He edited and published the poetry journals, Clan of the Dog and One Dog Press. “What God Said When She Finally Answered Me” (Rattlesnake Press) is his fourth and most recent chapbook. Jobe, who lives in Davis with his wife Alexandra, blogs his poems at jamesleejobe.blogspot.com.
Dr. Andy Jones is a poet, faculty member at UC Davis, radio talk show host, public speaker and essayist. He has taught writing, creative writing and literature classes at UCD since 1990, and since 2000 has hosted “Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour” on KDVS. Among the 1,000 guests he has interviewed on the radio show have been Margaret Atwood, Sherman Alexie, Ralph Nader, Gary Snyder and Silberstein.
Jones has published widely, including poems, essays and interviews, and is currently working on a variety of book projects, including a book on creativity and professional development, and a book on teaching with social media. His next poetry book, “Where’s Jukie?,” features essays by his wife, the essayist and blogger Kate Duren.
Recent projects include co-authoring a book of poetry, “Split Stock,” with Brad Henderson, and founding a web design and social media consultancy called Eager Mondays, LLC.