Each of 28 poets chose a photographer to illustrate their work. Together, the result is an inspiring document for public enjoyment. It is the last major project in collaborations of Kat Everitt, the First Poet Laureate of Amador County, sponsored by the Amador County Arts Council.
Artfully designed and published by the Amador Ledger Dispatch, the Amador and Calaveras County Poets and Photographers Collaboration is both a feature supplement in its July 3 newspaper and a classy magazine of 600 copies. Look for the magazine at the two county's Arts Councils and Chambers of Commerce/Tourist Bureaus.
Additionally, the poets and photographers will have copies as well as interested libraries and the Manzanita Press in Calaveras when they reopen in the Angels Camp Museum.
The range of subjects is eclectic, from local nature, to community, to specific emotions and perspectives. Bios of each poet and photographers are included. As Kat Everitt says, the magazine will be “a harbinger of hopes and a delight to encourage us all, during Covid pandemic and what will most likely be a hot summer, with fire dangers provoking our collective anxieties.”
Everitt is thankful to poets Monika Rose and Linda Floyd Toren, who initiated and gathered the works in Calaveras County. In Amador County she acknowledges the poets of the AmadorArts Amador Storytelling Guild, for the bulk of that county’s submissions. Everitt continues, “Our deep thank you’s go to Jack Mitchell and the Ledger Dispatch for their generous gift to our community!