Listen here to the buzz of the Morton Marcus annual event!
Award-winning poet, essayist, and novelist Morgan Parker was the featured guest at the 11th annual Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Reading, which took place this year as a virtual event on November 12. Danusha Lameris and Dion O’Reilly dive deep into Morgan Parker’s poetry.
The Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Reading is held each year to honor poet, teacher, film critic, and Santa Cruz cultural icon Morton Marcus (1936-2009). It was created to continue Marcus’s tradition of bringing acclaimed poets to Santa Cruz County, to acknowledge the significant role poetry has played in the community’s history, and to help preserve poetry’s influence in the county’s culture.
This community event is presented by the The Humanities Institute and co-sponsored by Bookshop Santa Cruz, the Cabrillo College English Department, Cowell College, the Living Writers Series, Ow Family Properties, Poetry Santa Cruz, the Porter Hitchcock Modern Poetry Fund, and Porter College.