Poet Laureate’s News

December 2018

As you bustle through the holiday season,

Maya Khosla

do spend a moment thinking of a powerful poem that caught your attention this year. My poet laureate project, The Legacy Project, has given me opportunities to record many powerful Sonoma voices in film. The materials will continue to grow with plans to continue filming Sonoma poets in 2019. While I’m thinking about it, I would like to thank all who made the 2018 events happen and all who attended them –  at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, The Sitting Room Community Library, Armstrong Woods, Aqus Café, Santa Rosa Junior College, Petaluma, the Petaluma Poetry Walk, Rohnert Park Public Library, Munroe Elementary School, Sebastopol Regional Library, the Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Fairfield Osborn Preserve and Pepperwood Preserve. Wow – and the list is expected to grow next year!

And before I forget: please keep a January event in mind…On January 13th, 2019, a poetry reading will be held at Pepperwood’s Dwight Center. More details will be listed here and on the Pepperwood Preserve website (www.pepperwoodpreserve.org) in January.

Best wishes,
Maya Khosla
Poet Laureate, Sonoma County (2018-2020)


2018 Owl Family
time stops for stars, while
a soft unheard rush of wings
brings winter nights home

– Maya



Archives of previous Poet Laureate columns may be found here for 2012,  2013, 2014,  20152016-2017 and 2018.


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