Laureates Launch ‘Poem of the Week’

Alameda’s dual poet laureates, Gene Kahane, top with a local barista, and Cathy Dana, bottom, have launched a new literary program to encourage poets. The “Poem of the Week” project now has displays in three coffee shops and all three branches of the Alameda Free Library thanks to the laureates. In addition to the libraries, local poets are having their works displayed in Coffee and Tea Traders on Bay Farm Island, Julie’s on Park Street and Spritzer’s on the West End. Poems are swapped out weekly at each location.