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Chryss Yost (October-November)

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Chyrss Yost


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Chryss Yost served as Santa Barbara’s Poet Laureate from April 2013 to April 2015.

Chryss is the co-editor of Gunpowder Press, where she founded the Shoreline Voices Project. She was awarded the 2013 Patricia Dobler Poetry Prize and has received multiple Pushcart Prize nominations.

Her poems have been included in the most popular poetry textbooks in the country and are widely anthologized elsewhere. Poems have appeared in Askew, The Hudson Review, Quarterly West, and Solo as well as other national and international publications.

In addition to her own full-length volume, Mouth & Fruit, and two chapbooks, Chryss has edited several collections including California Poetry: From the Gold Rush to the Present, edited with California State Poet Laureate Dana Gioia and Jack Hicks. Her most recent project is Rare Feathers: Poems on Birds and Art, edited with Nancy Gifford and George Yatchisin. The book features three dozen Santa Barbara-area poets and was published as part of the Shoreline Voices Project.

Chryss teaches poetry at the Santa Barbara Music & Arts Conservatory and is currently a doctoral student in education at UCSB.


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