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Upcoming READING

Gerda Govine-Ituarte

Featured poet at
Holy Grounds Coffee and Tea Cafe
5371 Alhambra Avenue, L.A. 90032
Friday, December 19th
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Reading from her first book, "Oh, Where is My Candle Hat?" and soon-to-be-published, "Alterations|Thread Light Through Eye of Storm."

2nd Ed. Cover OWIMCH

Gift package book cover art varies.

Gift Package Book and CD

The original limited edition of “Oh, Where is My Candle Hat?” is sold out. Thank you!

More good news

A second edition of “Oh, Where is My Candle Hat?” can be purchased for $33.00 + tax. The Package includes:

♥Book signed by both poet and artist
♥Cover of reprinted original art and page drawings
♥A copy of the CD with readings in English and Spanish by Gerda and Luis

Mailing is complimentary.

You can order from the Buy Page. This is the perfect time to give the gift of poetry to family, friends, colleagues and, yes, to yourself. Read and enjoy.


Here are some of the favorite lines chosen by readers of “Oh, Where is My Candle Hat?”

Tunnel eats daylight|
Piñata of kisses |
Door knob clicks breath hides |
I love when he is in paint mode |
Lips pucker tremble |

Eyes look past now |
Iron fire escapes scrape sky |
Island girl lost in concrete jungle|
Hair twisted on pink rollers |
Long lashes peel upward slowly |
Unknown handrails |

a Tribute

Wanda Coleman

Wanda Coleman

I remember your eyes, voice and words woven into your poetry that you shared with so many. Never afraid, said what you meant, and meant what you said. You expressed your thoughts and ideas even when, at times, you stood alone. Thank you for gracing my life and for the legacy that you leave in our care.

L.A. Times Article about Wanda Coleman

Coming in January 2015

Alterations|Thread Light Through Eye of Storm
Another Poetry Art Book by Gerda Govine Ituarte and Luis Ituarte

Govern in Poetry

"Govern in Poetry," a New York Times article by Timothy Egan on the Presidents, langauge and poetry.