Ken's Poetry Page:
Books, Poetry Online

*Ken Weisner*
(updated 9/14/12)

"The Gardener" on The Writer's Almanac, August 6, 2010

2010 Book from Hummingbird Press
Anything on Earth (at Hummingbird Press)
Anything on Earth (at Amazon)

four poems from Anything on Earth
"Dear Maude,"
"A Proclamation Concerning a Bowl of Apples"

April 2012

 "Six Meditations for George W. Bush"
"Listening to Ives"
 "Responsible Backpacking"

DMQ Review
Spring, 2012
"Infinite Loop"

Porter Gulch Review

"Echo Space" (2008)
"The Beauty of Work as a Boy: (2009)p. 9
"Dear Maude," (2009) p. 106

"Ranch Work (2010) p. 89

"First Poetry Teacher" (2011) p. 128
The Language of Touch (2012) (p. 41)

Chicago Quarterly Review
Volume 14, 2012

April 2008, Good Times

"Writing Retreat"
"Flesh Music"
"Ghazal of Forgiveness"

Ken's 2002 Book from Hummingbird

The Sacred Geometry of Pedestrians

Here are four poems from the book posted on the

Hummingbird Press website The Sacred Geometry of Pedestrians

Image Copyright Mario M. Muller, Petit-Four # 2
Image Copyright Mario M. Muller, Petit-Four # 2

Copyright 2002 Ken Weisner

August 2007
Persea Books
The Music Lover's
Poetry Anthology

ed. Helen Houghton and Maureen Draper

includes Ken's poem
"Under the Piano"

Ken's poems online, 2001-2007

                                                                                                The Bathyspheric Review (Spring, 2007)
                                                                                                                    "Get Well Card"

                                                                                        The Bathyspheric Review (Fall, 2004): Two Poems
                                                                                                "The Ocean as a Symbol of Compassion" 
                                                                                                                "Kelp, Leaf and Bulb"

                                                                                                    Poets Against the War (2002): Two Poems
                                                                                                                "After Gertrude Stein"

Black Zinnias #2 (2007)
California Institute of Arts and Letters 

"Reply to Rimbaud"               "Lyric"

The Blue Moon Review (2001*):
Five Poems

Porter Gulch Review 2004, "Your California" (p.14)

Porter Gulch Review, 2005, "Youngest" (p.92)

Porter Gulch Review, 2007, "The Empire of His Will" (p.68)

A Selection of Poems, 1974-2004

(posted on this homepage)

Poetry in Performance

A Multimedia Performance of "After Gertrude Stein"

"Peace Out": Saint Louis's Uppity Theater
(Click on "2004")
Saint Louis Center for Creative Arts, October 16, 2004

Featured Poem:  "After Gertrude Stein"
Choreographry, Robert Battle; Soundscape direction, Joan Lipkin; Soundscape performers,

Zaire Imani, Ed Reggi, Paul Stewart, Stephanie Williams; Costumes, Nina Reed; Dancers:

COCAdance; Music: Bronx Sound Machine.

Lost and Found: The Literature of Fathers and Sons"
The Willing Suspension Armchair Theater
directed by John Chandler &Wilma Marcus Chandler

“I Am No Sufi” and “The Builder"

May 5 & 6, 2009

Regional Links, Publications 
Poetry Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Authors Page

Sample Poem "The Hats My Father Wore"

Anthology of Monterey Bay Poets, 2004

Order Monterey Bay Poets Anthology (Chatoyant Press)

Red Wheelbarrow and Other Editing & Writing, Reviews

Red Wheelbarrow

Red Wheelbarrow 2004: "" Review
mentioning student interview with Adrienne Rich

(scroll down to the Red Wheelbarrow Review)

Interview with Morton Marcus, 2002
(as published in Red Wheelbarrow)

American Book Review Online: Review of Marilyn Chin's The Phoenix Gone, The Terrace Empty

KUSP's Poetry Show

July 23rd, 2012

A Tribute to Jeff Tagami

Feb. 20, 2011
Susan Freeman talks to Ken Weisner, editor of the De Anza College poetry journal Red Wheelbarrow.
Contributors Robert Pesich and Stephen Kessler read poems from the journal.

August 22, 2010
Guest Ken Weisner joins Dennis Morton

Dec. 27, 2009
Ken Weisner and David Sullivan join Dennis Morton

Dec. 20, 2009
Poems from the Red Wheelbarrow

De Anza's literary Journal