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Upcoming events & newly released books with poetry from Gerda Govine.


International Book Festival

Invited by Éditions du Cygne (SWAN World), Paris publisher, to read and display two of Gerda’s poetry books, Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW 2016,  and Ballet of Ingredients 2023, at the International Book Festival, June 19-23, 2024 in Paris, France. Many thanks to Jessica Wilson Cardenas, Founder, the Los Angeles Poet Society, for introducing me to the Publisher. Gerda will conducting a book reading and signing of Ballet of Ingredients on 6/21/24 at 6pm. See for more information.

Past Events



North County Arts Network


Weave Poetry into Life's Tapestry

Monday, April 8, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Celebrate National Poetry Month, “Weave Poetry into Life’s Tapestry,” as Poets-in-Residence for the Pasadena Public Library via Zoom.  To access the Library’s calendar and details, go to

invited by Patricia Frischer, Coordinator and Founder of North County Arts Network - Networking Event to create and read the poem, “Be present,” at the Brooks Theater in Oceanside, California


Celebrating National Poetry Month

To Celebrate National Poetry Month, Thursday, April 4, 2024, time TBD. Reading from their latest publications and an homage to award-winning science fiction writer Octavia Butler at Octavia’s Bookshelf, 1365 N. Hill Avenue, Pasadena.  For additional information, go to

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It Rains in Southern California

The Poetry of Weather.

These Black Bodies Are...

 A Blacklandia Anthology Edited by Romaine Washington.

PBS American Portrait

In August of 2020, Gerda's poem "My American Dream" was highlighted as part of the the PBS American Portrait series.

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