Join Los Gatos Poetry Reading Saturday at Pageant Park

A tribute to Sara Bart Field with a social-justice theme. Audience members welcome to share their poetry.

Erica Goss, Los Gatos Poet Laureate
Erica Goss, Los Gatos Poet Laureate

Los Gatos residents are invited to read a poem in honor of legendary poet, Sara Bard Field on Saturday at Pageant Park. 

The April 5 event, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., is part of the current exhibition of the History Museum of Los Gatos, American Bohemia

Los Gatos Poet Laureate Erica Goss will be celebrating poet and activist Sara Bard Field, co-owner with CES Wood of the famed Cats Estate in Los Gatos. 

At The Cats they received the artists, writers and thinkers of their time, wrote poetry, and maintained a home where freedom of expression was valued above all else.

Sara Bard Field (1882-1974) was a poet and suffragist.  She believed in social justice, and spent months every summer traveling the country getting the word out about suffrage. In her later years, Sara focused on writing poetry, and produced three books: The Pale Woman in 1929, Barrabas in 1932, and The Darkling Plain in 1936.

In the spirit of Sara Bard Field, Goss will first read some of Sara’s poems from The Darkling Plain, followed by some of her own work that deals with social justice. 

Members of the audience will be invited to read poems written in the spirit of social justice at an open microphone.

Goss is the host of Word to Word, a show about poetry. 

She is the author of Wild Place (Finishing Line Press 2012) and Vibrant Words: Ideas and Inspirations for Poets (PushPen Press 2014). Her poems, reviews and articles appear widely, both on-line and in print. She won the 2011 Many Mountains Moving Poetry Contest and was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2010 and 2013. 

View her web site: www.ericagoss.com.

Pageant Park is located behind the Los Gatos Civic Center, 110 E. Main Street.

Please bring a lunch and blanket or chairs and poetry to share!

The Museums of Los Gatos (Los Gatos Museums Association) was founded in 1965. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission to promote community interaction through experiences in history and the visual arts.


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