Magdalena’s poetry circles meet monthly at the Downtown Santa Cruz, Aptos, and Scotts Valley branches of the Santa Cruz County Library. She also provides editing services.
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Here is an interview we filmed that was subsequently broadcast on Santa Cruz Community Television (Comcast channel 27 and Charter Communications channel 73). We spoke with Magdalena Montagne, a local poet, writer, teacher as well as microbusiness owner, at the Capitola Book Cafe.
Magdalena spoke about the immediacy of poetry. How writing poetry in a group setting puts us in the present moment as an individual poet, connects us with others and with our own humanity.
When she gives one writing prompt to a group of writers, the alchemy that results is gratifying to Magdalena as facilitator. Each writer’s unique voice emerges in these regular poetry circles.