Perie Longo

August 30, 2013

Perie Longo, Poet Laureate Emerita (2007-2009) of Santa Barbara, California, has published three books of poetry: Milking The Earth, The Privacy Of Wind, and With Nothing Behind But Sky: a journey through grief as well as having numerous poems published in several journals and anthologies. She has been Poet-in-Residence in many local elementary schools since 1984 through the California-Poets- in-the-Schools ( program. Many of the poems included in this series were written as inspiration for youngsters to write their own poems. She has been on the staff for the annual Santa Barbara Writers Conference for over twenty-five years, is the poetry chair for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and as a psychotherapist, integrates poetry writing for wellness.