East Coast poetry meets West Coast

by George Wallace

(willow creek ca jun 17 2007) –father’s day 2007 i’m three thousand miles from hom but thanks to tamara jenkinson, who organized my visit, i had a wonderful poetry reading at winnett vineyards, in willow creek, last night, and like never before catching the feel of northern california, a backdrop of vineyards and mountains and the setting sun and today it’s a chili cook-off at the firehouse and i hope to be a judge, otherwise i’ll head down to humboldt bay, thirty miles west, that’s eureka, it’s a shallow odd bay, oddly mottled with chopping clay-colored waves and an unparalleled oyster growing region, there’s a two day oyster fest on there, in arcata i think, and that might just be the thing!

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