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

Upcoming Events


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


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


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. 

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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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