Santa Barbara Poetry Series: David Starkey, Pamela Davis, Kate Morgan

Santa Barbara Poetry Series: David Starkey, Pamela Davis, Kate Morgan


Pamela Davis, author of Lunette
Lunette: Poems by Pamela Davis

Pamela Davis’s book Lunette won the ABZ Poetry Award in 2015. She received her Bachelor’s in English at Cal State University at San Francisco. As a freelance writer and editor, she co-founded the Independent Writers of Southern California. Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Sou’Wester, Cimarron Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Southern Humanities Review, Poetry East, New Ohio Review, Folio, Zone 3, Southern Poetry Review, and others. She received Atlanta Review’s International Poetry Award, and was a finalist last year for the American Literary Review Poetry Prize and semi-finalist for Nimrod’s Pablo Neruda Award. Some of the early jobs that prepared her to be a poet include working in her family’s mortuary as a receptionist during high school, ambulance dispatcher, pie shop counter girl, a year in Paris working as an Au Pair, from Girl Friday to media buyer to advertising copywriter, and stints as hospital PR Directors, ghost writer and medical journalist. Pam moved to Santa Barbara ten years ago with her husband Chris, where they explore the hills with their two Labradors.

Kate Morgan is a poet and a student at Santa Barbara City College. She draws much of her inspiration from the visual arts of the Renaissance and from the Romantic movement in poetry. In her own writing, Kate borrows diction and imagery from these sources as a way of rebelling against a more contemporary style, while also experimenting with free form and prose. Kate writes poetry as a way to express emotion, to whisper secrets, and to pay homage to beauty.

The Santa Barbara Poetry Series presents a student, local, and visiting poet each quarter of the year. All poets receive an honorarium for their readings. The Series is coordinated by Chryss Yost and George Yatchisin and co-sponsored by Gunpowder Press, with generous support from Nancy Gifford. This event is supported in part by Poets & Writers through grants it has received from The James Irvine Foundation and the Hearst Foundations. For more information see

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April 8, 2018 - 7:00 pm

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