Matthew Isaac Sobin's latest update for California’s Lost Gold - Illustrated Poetry

Jun 20, 2016

Good Monday morning poetry devotees!

I had a great time Saturday reading two of my poems at the Alameda County Fair poetry competition (in the Bay Area). The past two years I’ve had multiple poems accepted into the contest - so when poetry day at the fair rolls around I swallow my butterflies and take to the mic!

As you might expect, the poetry reading isn’t exactly the fair’s primary attraction. But I still find it slightly nerve-racking speaking in front of a (small) crowd. This year I read "Don’t Forget the Cow Roads," a poem about how the roads in Berkeley are really paved cow paths from days gone by, and "The Moon Poem," a romantic poem only to be read together by lovers under the light of the moon.

If you happen to be in the Bay Area and relish a good ole county fair - or if you’ve never been! - I highly recommend going. Lot’s of fun. All sorts of attractions, and the fair food, I must admit is delicious. 

And you can see my poetry on display in the Plaza del Arte through July 4th!! My poems are hanging on walls "K" and "B". Many talented artists are exhibiting artwork, photography, poetry and much more - some of it is available for purchase. 

Until next time, here’s a couple of pics! -Matt