Introducing Dr. Janet Cameron Hoult, editor of Culver City’s Centennial Poetry Collection

“Putting together a collection of poems with more than 30 poets was like herding cats wth artistic egos. My Author Representative kept me on track and was a great morale booster. I’m sure that my poets will be delighted with the book and you may have them contacting you to publish their own books. I will encourage them to do so.”

Dr. Janet Cameron Hoult, Culver City’s Honorary Artist Laureate for Poetry, organized the Centennial Poetry Contest and is the editor of this book. Her biography is included along with those of the Poets who participated in the Poetry Contest. We all live, work or visit Culver City and, as you can see, have developed pride, love and admiration for our town. Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the Culver City Historical Society.

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Culver City completed its one-year centennial celebration on September 20, 2017, exactly 100 years from the day Harry Culver received his City Charter. Paul Jacobs, former mayor and President of the Centennial Celebration Committee, said that during the year we all searched for words which could describe the pride and enjoyment we have experienced living in and visiting Culver City. The Centennial Poetry Contest organized by Culver City’s Honorary Artist Laureate for Poetry, Dr. Hoult, who is the editor of this book, provided an opportunity to articulate our feelings in poetic form which simple words could not. This collection pays tribute to Culver City through the writing and reflections of its citizens and visitors and conveys a sense of pride and love for the city. Biographies and additional information from the Culver City Historical Society about Culver City makes this a special keepsake.

Introducing Bob Kamm, author of Gazing: More Poems and Musings

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Bob Kamm was born in New York City in 1947 and raised in the New Jersey suburbs. His unusually broad life experience has run from dropping out of high school at age fifteen to consulting Fortune 500 companies on leadership and strategy by age fifty. But being the son of two writers, his first love was always language. That devotion and his experiential wisdom are fully reflected in the five sections of this collection – Love, Family, Childhood, The World and Songbook. This is his third collection of poetry and fifth book. He lives with his beloved Andrea – wife, lover, best friend and constant inspiration – on California’s Central Coast.

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Lyric poetry, accessible to the general public, is alive and well in the hands of Bob Kamm. “Gazing is an authentic celebration of relationships – lovers, siblings, parents, grandchildren and great grandchildren, friends, strangers, and our relationship to the world. But there is something deeply personal that glimmers through while reading Bob Kamm’s work in particular…and ‘reading’ is not the right word. It’s more like meditating on, tasting, embracing.” -Harville Hendrix, PhD & Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD, Co-founders of Imago Relationship Therapy, authors of Getting the Love You Want and many other books. “Bob Kamm makes the mundane profound and the profound accessible. He isn’t writing for academics. He’s writing for YOU. So turn off your phone and TV, find a quiet place and be transported deeper into your own life and feelings courtesy of this rare poet.” -Barry Bernfeld, PhD