Jack London Society Member Iris Dunkle Named Poet Laureate of Sonoma County
Dunkle is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, Gold Passage (Trio House Press, 2013) and, most recently, There’s a Ghost in this Machine of Air (Wordtech Editions, December 2015). Her latest collection focuses on the history of Sonoma County. Dunkle, is planning a number of projects over her two-year term including teaching local history via a writing workshop for Sonoma County teachers; writing workshops at historic sites throughout the county including Jack London State Historic Park; an anthology of poetry about the history of Sonoma County and a monthly column in the Press Democrat called “Poet’s Corner.”
You can read more about her new book in this recent article, “Haunting poems give texture to Sonoma County history”.