Santa Barbara Poets Laureate on Tour

July 26, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
Lyons Café
Santa Barbara Poets Laureate
Willis, Yost, Starkey

California poets David Starkey, Chryss Yost and Paul J. Willis are on tour in Ireland with Gunpowder Press. David Starkey, publisher of Gunpowder Press, has also written one of the best selling creative writing textbooks in the U.S. His poems reflect his wry sense of humor and love of popular culture. Paul Willis is also an essayist who has recently completed several National Park writing residencies. His poems show a naturalist’s keen observations of the grand and sublime American West. Chryss Yost is a co-editor and designer for Gunpowder Press. Her work is influenced by formal poetry viewed through a feminist lens. Are poems inspired by the Pacific Ocean worth the trip? Come listen and decide for yourself. Their accents are ridiculous.