Roberts, Barth share Nevada County Poetry Series |

Roberts, Barth share Nevada County Poetry Series

Northern California poets Dan Roberts and Daniel Barth will take the stage tonight at Off Center Stage in Grass Valley.

“Roberts and Barth are grassroots environmental artists,” says Nevada County Poetry Series board member Chris Olander. “Their poems are expressions of need. As teachers of environmental concerns, they share a compassion for a world that titers on edge of possibility. They lend their shoulders to the work of positive change – threading a path for future generations.”

Dan Roberts is a poet, artist and radio producer living in the redwood forests of Mendocino County for 35 years. He was born in Oakland, went to high school in Berkeley and graduated from UC Davis in 1970 with degrees in creative writing and modern European literature.

Roberts produced the Wild Sage Poetry radio program on KZYX for 10 years, has taught as a California Poet in The Schools for over 20 years and has published two chapbooks of poetry, “Hunting For The Sun At Night” (1989) and “Heresies” (1991).

His paintings and photographs have been exhibited around Northern California since the 1970s.

Roberts currently produces an internationally syndicated radio program, “The Short-wave Report,” as well as music/poetry (Rhythm Running River) and youth programs (Youth Speaks Out!) on KZYX. He has raised three children while developing a homestead in the mountains north west of Willits.

Daniel Barth was born and raised in Louisville, Ky. He is a graduate of Duke University with a B.A. in anthropology.

In addition to writing and editing, Barth works as a teacher and librarian at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Talmage. Barth’s poetry, fiction, essays and reviews have appeared in a wide range of publications including Ant Farm, Beat Scene, Dharma Beat, Jazz Times, Poetry Flash, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Western American Literature, Whole Earth Review, Wild Duck Review and Zam Bomba.

He is the author of Fast Women Beautiful: Zen Beat Baseball Poems (Tenacity Press, 2008), Coyote Haiku (Secret Goldfish Press, 2004), and Ukiah Haiku: Journal of a Year (Goin’ Prose Press, 1996). He is a contributing editor of The Redwood Coast Review.

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