Dave Boles and Meri St. Mary will read their poetry at 8 p.m. Thursday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis, as part of the Poetry Night Reading Series. Admission is free.
Boles has worked as an itinerant publisher, writer and designer since 1981. His most recent publication, “Confessions of a Black Ink Junkie,” was published by his own Cold River Press in 2013, and other published works include “Offerings” (2011) and “Homage of a Word” (2011).
Boles is the founder of such magazines as Primal Urge: A Journal For Diverse Humans, The Sacramento Free Press, Cruisin’ Magazine, Foothill Focus and many more. His publications, editorials, writing and artwork have won numerous awards throughout his 30-year-plus publishing career, and he has published such noted writers as D.R. Wagner, A.D. Winans and Ben Hiatt.
St. Mary was one of the original Hollywood scene punks, closely associated with the early Dickies and Weirdos, where she was known as Meri Housecoat. After relocating to San Francisco in the early 1980s, she formed Housecoat Project.
Her poetry has most recently been published in Chiron Review #9, where she was featured on the cover, as well as Primal Urge: A Journal For Diverse Humans and Out of Our, Vol. 7. She has performed her poetry at many venues from Los Angeles to San Francisco to Nevada City, her current home base. “YOU TORE US” is her first collection of poetic and artistic works. Visit her website at www.meristmary.com.
The Poetry Night Reading Series, hosted by Andy Jones and produced by Rachel Riley, takes place on the first and third Thursdays of every month at the John Natsoulas Gallery. An open microphone follows the featured readings. For more information, visit www.poetryindavis.com.