Next poetry reading: May 8 at the Artists Union Gallery. See you there! Happy Earth Day and Happy National Poetry Month!

Compassionate Rebel

Celebrate

dolphin play, steelhead run, pelican peer

Channel Islands sail, Anacapa arch

salt lips, rock rolls, finch dawns, fog noons, moon climbs

sea, sycamore, sage, lupine jeffrey scents

Topa Topa light, Pine Mountain Star night

life, work, growth amidst our sacred landscape

Today is Earth Day! To celebrate, I am posting a poem I wrote a few years ago celebrating my local landscape.The broadside was published in ArtLife Limited Editions; it features a reproduction of a much more colorful body print I did of myself as the coastline in spring.

I hope you get a moment or two to celebrate your local landscape during this Earth Month!

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Upcoming readings: Saturday April 14 in Santa Barbara as well as Tuesday May 8 in Ventura. Poetry month and Mother’s Day specials:
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art predator

Happy National Poetry Month! If you’re in driving distance of Santa Barbara, there are a number of wonderful readings scheduled to celebrate!

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More positive press for my wine blogging: Jo Diaz listed me recently (and again) as an influential and important wine blogger and Michael Wangbickler included me in his list of 6 wine bloggers he reads!

wine predator.............. gwendolyn alley

Following Vintank’s blog post last week listing the 9 most influential wine bloggers, several commenters observed the list was limited to one gender–male. The comments section has quite a ruckus going on–some of it insightful and provocative.

Last year, following the publication of a similar list and various online discussions about it and the fact that it too was a list of male wine bloggers, Jo Diaz posted her list of women bloggers. (If you need a refresher about this, you can do so here.)

This year, two bloggers responded with their own lists–and I made both of them!

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