Foothills Writers Series, Studium Welcome Poet Mead

Peninsula College’s Foothills Writers Series and Studium Generale programs will welcome renowned poet Jane Mead to the Little Theater, on Thursday, March 9 at 12:35 pm.

Mead is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently World of Made and Unmade (Alice James, 2016). Her poems appear regularly in journals and anthologies, and she is the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a Whiting Writers Award, and a Lannan Foundation Completion Grant. 

“Jane Mead's fifth collection candidly and openly explores the long process that is death. These resonant poems discover what it means to live, die, and come home again. We're drawn in by sorrow and grief, but also the joys of celebrating a long life and how simple it is to find laughter and light in the quietest and darkest of moments,” wrote C.D. Wright in an Amazon review.

For many years the Poet-in-Residence at Wake Forest University, Mead manages her family’s ranch in northern California. She has taught as a visiting writer at Washington University, Colby College and most recently, The University of Iowa.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Janet Lucas at or (360) 417-6221.