Lucille Lang Day & Dave Holt on KKUP


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Tonight's show began with the Community Calendar: Ryan and Jarae from Vertigo Coffee Roasters in San Juan Bautista tell us about "Pink Moon Pop-up Art Show" this Friday night. Lucille Lang Day co-editor of Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California and Dave Holt, contributing poet talk about the anthology. Lucille Lang Day ( has published ten poetry collections and chapbooks, most recently Becoming an Ancestor and Dreaming of Sunflowers: Museum Poems, which won the 2014 Blue Light Poetry Prize. She is also co-editor of the anthology Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California as well as the author of a children’s book, Chain Letter, and a memoir, Married at Fourteen: A True Story, which received a PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award and was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award in Creative Nonfiction. Her poems, stories, and essays have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies and have received nine Pushcart Prize nominations. The founder and publisher of Scarlet Tanager Books (, she is of Wampanoag, British, and Swiss/German descent. After high school, Dave Holt began setting his poems to music. This led to a reenactment of the well-known songwriter fable, moving from Toronto, Canada, to California, where he followed the muse of story-telling and poetry into San Francisco State University’s Creative Writing program (B.A. ‘93, M.A. ‘95). His poetry is published in several journals such as Raven Chronicles, Pedestal Magazine, and Spillway; he won Thomas Merton’s Poetry of the Sacred prize; was a three-time winner of the Maggie H. Meyer Memorial Contest, 2011/2013/2015; Ina Coolbrith prize for Nature poem 2015, and was featured in the 9th Annual Berkeley Poetry Festival. He is Anishinaabe/Ojibway (Chippewa) Indian from his mother’s side. His book, Voyages to Ancestral Islands, which won a Cultural Literary Award from Artists Embassy International (San Francisco, 2013), tells the story of reuniting with his Ojibwe ancestors of West Bay (M’Chigeeng) First Nation Reserve. Dave’s wife, singer/songwriter Chappell Holt, accompanies his SF Bay Area live performances on guitar.

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