Thursday, June 25, 2020

Local Poets Look 'Behind the Mask' at Humboldt During COVID-19

Posted By on Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 1:16 PM

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The chapbook Behind the Mask: 40 Quarantine Poems from Humboldt County is now available and can be download for free from several local websites.

Eureka Poet Laureate David Holper and podcaster Anne Fricke put together the collection for release, with a host of local poets contributing their reflections on these unprecedented times.

Read the full release below:
Eureka Poet Laureate David Holper and local poet and podcaster Anne Fricke are releasing a free poetry chapbook called Behind the Mask: 40 Quarantine Poems from Humboldt County.

The chapbook can be found and downloaded from the local poetry Facebook site called Poetry on the Edge, or Anne Fricke’s website at, or David Holper’s website at, or the Eureka Poet Laureate page on the Ink People’s website at

The poets included in the collection are Lasara Firefox Allen, Robert Allen, Greg Bee, Michael Bickford, Stephanie Bigham, Laurie Birdsong, Susan Bloch-Welliver, Sarah Brooks, Wendy Butler, Daryl Ngee Chinn, Larry Crist, Dylan Collins, Therese Fitzmaurice, James Floss, Mariana Franco, Anne Fricke, Susanna Gallisdorfer, Margot Genger, Susanna Gibson, Karen Harris, Kristy Hellum, David Holper, Ian Jewett, Deborah Kearns, Zev Levinson, Jason Marak, Jerry Martien, Pat McCutcheon, Katherine Nunes-Siciliani, Vincent Peloso, Will Schmit, Joe Shermis, Jacqueline Suskin, Neil Tarpey, Dawn Tisdell, Eureka Youth Poet Laureate Izzy Unsigner, Ryan Van Lenning, Adrienne Veronese, Jake Williams, and Amantha Wood.
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