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We are happy to announce that we will have three special guests for Poet's Connection. Larry Richardson, Marcella Remund, and Maxima Kahn.
LaVan Robinson is a 13 year veteran of the military. Born as Larry Richardson he started writing poetry in high school and as of this January self published his first poetry book. Richardson shared, "I love poetry and will use it to inspire people and bring them closer to God." He writes under the pen name of LaVan Robinson in honor of his mother, Mary Robinson. His poetry book, Songs of Lala, available by direct contact.
Richardson will be reading from his poetry book, Songs of Layla the poet.
Marcella Remund is a native of Omaha, Nebraska, and a South Dakota transplant, where she teaches English at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She is the author of a chapbook of poems, The Sea is My Ugly Twin (2018 Finishing Line Press) and a full-length collection The Book of Crooked Prayer (2020 Finishing Line Press). She and her husband live in a multi-generational, multi-species household in Vermillion.
Remund will be reading from her newest book, The Book of Crooked Prayer.
Maxima Kahn is a writer of poetry, essays and fiction. Her debut collection of poems, Fierce Aria, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2020. Her work has been featured in numerous literary journals and on popular blogs and she has twice been nominated for Best of the Net. She has received scholarships and fellowships to the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and the Vermont Studio Center.
Her popular workshops and one-on-one mentoring in poetry, creative writing and The Artist’s Way have helped hundreds of people to unleash their creative gifts, realize their aspirations and create lives of passion, purpose and deep play. Having taught formerly at the University of California, Davis Extension, she now teaches and blogs at BrilliantPlayground.com. You can get intimate, insider access to her creative projects and process at Patreon.com/MaximaKahn.
She is also an improvisational violinist, an award-winning composer and a dancer.
Kahn will be reading from her latest book of poetry, Fierce Aria.
Readings from our guests will begin at 10:15, sharing from 10-10:15 and after the final presentation.