Monthly Archives: May 2015

Maker Faire


On Saturday IMG_1580I attended the 10th Annual Bay Area Maker Faire with California Poets in the Schools. These two young ladies stopped by the booth and added a leaf to the “Poetree”! The Maker Faire says “We are Makers — changing the way we learn, create and see the future.”

I had a good time with working poets Cathy Barber and Jackie Hallerberg and Belmont Poet Laureate Tanu Wakefield. I ate a corn dog (if you are going to a fair, I think you have to do it right!) — and I saw lots of robots and fireballs. People laid down some verses on the sidewalk with chalk… IMG_1578 See the fireballs leaping from the pointy iron things in the background! I was so happy to spend time with fellow working poets, and speak with the people who came by the booth to talk about making poetry…

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Poets in the Parks : Vasona Dam, Vasona Pier, Hugging a Tree

Cupertino Poet Laureate

Erica Goss (Los Gatos Poet Laureate and my friend!) and I have joined the Santa Clara County Parks “Parks for Life Challenge” — read all about it at this link. Our team is “Poets in the Parks” (of course) and the photo at the top of this post is our flag! Nifty, huh?

Today Erica and I spent some time at Vasona Park in Los Gatos. What a lovely place. I don’t think I’ve been there since high school. We visited Vasona Dam (Adventure # 24 “Take a Dam Picture”), the nice fishing pier (Adventure #341 “Locate the Pier!!!”) and we hugged a gorgeous tree (Adventure #25 “Hug a Tree”).

The photos below are proof!  #Parks4LifeS15

Jen Erica Vasona dam 1 Jen and Erica at Vasona Dam #Parks4LifeS15

Jen Erica Vasona dam 2 Erica and Jen at Vasona Dam. Don’t fall in! #Parks4LifeS15 (Adventure #24) Poets in the Parks

Jen Erica Vasona pier 1 Jen and Erica at Vasona fishing pier, with Emily Dickinson…

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