THE 4th ANNUAL MORTON MARCUS MEMORIAL POETRY READING honors poet, teacher and film critic Morton Marcus (1936-2009), one of Santa Cruz’s beloved cultural icons. This fourth annual event will feature award-winning Palestinian-American poet, writer, anthologist and educator, NAOMI SHIHAB NYE.

The evening will be hosted by Gary Young and will also feature the winners of the 2nd Annual Morton Marcus Poetry Contest reading their winning poem. The 2013 grand prize went to Danusha Laméris. Second place went to Dane Cervine, both of them are Santa Cruz residents.


WHAT: 4th Annual Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Reading featuring Naomi Shihab Nye.
Hosted by Gary Young. Including a reading by the winner of the Morton Marcus Poetry Contest.

WHEN: Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 6:00 PM

WHERE: UC Santa Cruz, Kresge Town Halll, Santa Cruz, CA.

FREE ADMISSION. Seating is limited. Free $4 per car.

SPONSORS: Poetry Santa Cruz, Ow Family Properties, Cabrillo College English Department, University of California at Santa Cruz Creative Writing Program,The Porter-Hitchcock Poetry Fund, UCSC Special Collections & Archives and Bookshop Santa Cruz.

2nd ANNUAL MARCUS POETRY CONTEST SPONSORS: Santa Cruz Writes and phren-Z, an online literary magazine.