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Eve West Bessier


Eve West Bessier holds a BA in English from San Francisco State University and a Master of Education from the University of California, Davis, where she has worked as a researcher since 1990. She is an Area Coordinator and teacher with California Poets in the Schools, a jazz vocalist, vocal coach and certified life coach. She received the 2000 Kathryn Hohlwein Award and took First Place for Poetry in the 2000 California Focus on Writers Contest. Her publications include: The North American Review, Kalliope, Lyric, Manzanita, Seeker, The Sacramento Anthology: One Hundred Poems, and Heart Flip. She has two chapbooks, Roots Music and Splash, published by dPress. Her poem “Zoo You, Boogaloo” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2003.

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Eve West Bessier performed on October 17th, 2007 and July 17, 2014.