Arts and Culture El Dorado presents Janesville poet Dianna Henning and El Dorado County Poet Laureate Lara Gularte at the Poetry of the Sierra Foothills Book Launch at the Love Birds Coffee and Tea Company, located at 4181 Highway 49, Suite 100, in Diamond Springs, California at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21.
Henning, founder of the Thompson Peak Writers Workshop, has taught through California Poets in the Schools, received several California Arts Council grants and taught poetry workshops through the William James Association’s Prison Arts Program — including at Folsom Prison. Henning has been published in MacQueen’s Quinterly, Artemis Journal, The Adirondack Review, Memoir Magazine, The Plague Papers (edited by Robbi Nester), Pacific Poetry and New American Writing. In 2021 Henning received a nomination by The Adirondack Review for a Pushcart Prize. Her fourth poetry book, entitled “Camaraderie of the Marvelous,” was published by Kelsay Books in September 2021.
Gularte’s book of poetry, “Kissing the Bee,” was published by The Bitter Oleander Press in 2018. Nominated for several Pushcart Prizes, Gularte has been published in national and international journals and anthologies. Her poetry depicting her Azorean heritage is included in the “The Gávea-Brown Book of Portuguese-American Poetry” and in “Writers of the Portuguese Diaspora in the United States and Canada.” She is affiliated with the Cagarro Colloquium: Azorian DiasporaWriters, at the Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute at California State University-Fresno. Gularte is a creative writing instructor for Arts in Corrections at Mule Creek prison.