Garden Songs: Poetry and Music with Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Melinda Palacio
- Melinda Palacio
- Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Courtyard
- June 21, 2023
- 10:30AM - 11:30AM
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Join Melinda Palacio in the Garden courtyard from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for a performance of poetry and music.
This experience is free and open to all Garden visitors with a reservation during this time.
Author, speaker, and musician, Melinda Palacio is the Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara. She is the author of the novel, Ocotillo Dreams (ASU Bilingual Press 2011), for which she received the Mariposa Award for Best First Book at the 2012 International Latino Book Awards and a 2012 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature. Her first full-length poetry collection, How Fire Is a Story, Waiting, (Tia Chucha Press 2012) was a finalist for the Milt Kessler Award, the Paterson Prize, and received First Prize in Poetry at the 2013 International Latino Book Awards. In 2015, her work was featured on the Academy of American Poets, Poem-a-Day Program. Melinda’s latest poetry collection is, Bird Forgiveness, 3: A Taos Press.