Poet Edythe Haendel Schwartz will read her work at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis.
Schwartz is the author of “A Palette of Leaves,” Mayapple Press, 2012, and a chapbook, “Exposure,” Finishing Line Press, 2007. Her poems appear widely in journals and anthologies, including Calyx, Cave Wall, California Quarterly, PMS, Poetica, Natural Bridge, Earth’s Daughters, Poet Lore, Pearl, Persimmon Tree, Potomac Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, Vermont Literary Review, Cider Press Review, Runes, Spillway, Thema and Water-Stone.
In 2012, Schwartz’s poem “A Natural Phenomenon” won first prize in the Friends of Acadia Poetry Competition. Other awards include Poetry Finalist in Poets & Writers 2012 California Writers Exchange Award for a group of 10 poems titled “Brushstrokes,” Persimmon Tree’s 2011 Western States Poetry Competition for her poem “Resist,” and the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award for poems on the Jewish experience, for “Exposure.”
In 2006 and 2008, Schwartz received writer’s grants for residencies at The Vermont Studio Center.
An open microphone will follow her reading.