Ken Weisner chats with Julie Murphy about odes, owls and homages. Ken has published three volumes of poetry with Santa Cruz’s own Hummingbird Press, including Anything on Earth in 2010 and Cricket to Star in 2019. Ken edits Red Wheelbarrow through De Anza College, where he also teaches. Ken coordinates, with Poetry Center San José, the annual Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize—this year’s final judge, Juan Felipe Herrera. In an earlier stage of life, Ken earned a doctorate in comparative literature from UC Santa Cruz and an MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop. He also teaches poetry writing at Salinas Valley State Prison, currently using remote lesson plans. Please join us to hear poems from Ken’s new manuscript and a lively conversation.