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Poets to reflect on interplay between man, nature

Four poets will read from their works tonight about how man and nature affect one another – that interplay of environment and the human spirit. The Nevada County Poetry Series presents poets Drew Dellinger, Jack and Billie Shields and Judith Hurley Prosser at Off Center Stage, behind The Center for the Arts.

Widely published Drew Dellinger is a spoken word poet, teacher and activist. He is founder of Poets for Global Justice and author of the collection of poems titled “love letter to the milky way.” In 1997 he received Common Boundary magazine’s national Green Dove Award.

Jack and Billie Shields are members of American Poets & Writers. Together the two have released five CDs, two of which are of poetry performed with music. Chris Anderson of Bookmark says of them, “… the poetry is deep and beautiful … universal … steeped in history and mythic lore … the music serves the poems, you feel pulled in by what feels like a third voice … music, image and idea are scored in perfect rhythm.”

Judith Hurley Prosser draws deeply on her connection with trees and has published two books, “Redwood Wisdom” and “Oak Wisdom,” both meditations for daily living. Her work has appeared in the “Nevada County Poetry Series Anthology” and the Rattlesnake Review, and several of her poems are currently being test-marketed by Blue Mountain Arts for their cards and an anthology, “Women’s Words of Wisdom.”

Tickets for the 7:30 event at 315 Richardson St., Grass Valley, can be purchased at the door for $5 general, seniors and students, and $1 for those under 18. Refreshments and open mic included. Call 432-8196 or 274-8384 for more information.

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