In sunny Cupertino, what does wintertime feel like? What does it mean?
Cupertino Poet Laureate will answer these questions through a on March 1 at 7 p.m. at . “Winter Light” is the second of Denny’s three poetry coffee shop reading sessions, and will feature Sally Ashton (Santa Clara County Poet Laureate), Parthenia Hicks (Los Gatos Poet Laureate), and poets Laura Oliver and Kevin Schlossberg.
“The vision behind Winter Light is to enhance the cultural life of Cupertino by bringing the light of the arts to the shorter winter days,” Denny told Patch before the first reading in the series on Feb. 2, which boasted an overflow crowd at .
After Thursday's event, the general public can participate in open mic readings. Sign-ups will be available prior to the readings.
The Poet Laureates 3, or PL3 as we will call them— Denny, Ashton and Hicks—will also appear on March 31 in a tribute to the Persian poet Rumi at .
As Cupertino’s first poet laureate, Denny aims to capture everyday life in town through poetry. He has penned several of his poems at the local Peet’s Coffee, including “5 pm Cupertino”. In it, peering from the shop’s window, he wrote: “The foothills/above town are ready for Cézanne to come along/and capture the geometry on dusk.”