Two local poets, Patricia Killelea and Katy Brown, will be featured at the Nov. 16 gathering of The Other Voice, at 7:30 p.m. in the library of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road in rural West Davis.
Refreshments and an open microphone follow the reading, so guests are invited to bring a poem to share.
Killelea is the author of the poetry collection “Other Suns,” available from Swan Scythe Press (2011). She is a Ph.D. candidate in the Native American studies department at UC Davis, where her research focuses on contemporary American Indian poetry, particularly experimental and avant-garde indigenous poetics. She holds a master’s degree in English and creative writing, also from UCD.
Originally from the Bay Area, her poems have appeared in such journals as Gigantic, Poetry Now, The Tule Review, Suisun Valley Review and San Francisco Public Press. She has taught the Introduction to Native American literature course at UCD since the fall of 2009 and is revising her second manuscript, tentatively titled “Counterglow.”
Brown is a poet and photographer whose work appears on Medusa’s Kitchen Blogspot and Convergence. She has won awards in the Ina Coolbrith Circle, the Berkeley Poets’ Dinner, the International Dance Poetry and California Federation of Chaparral Poets competitions.
Her poetry has appeared in Brevaties, Rattlesnake Review, Persimmon Tree, Harpstrings, and The Song of San Joaquin, among others.
“The Quality of Light” is her chapbook, featuring poetry and photographs. Her other writing credits include Poetry Potions, a poetry workbook for young students, a multiple-ending book and a series of short mysteries for young readers.