Terry Adams worked in Palo Alto as a Vocational Counselor.
Terry Adams set up a car and motorcycle repair business, and later, a handyman business.
Terry Adams became a licensed contractor running a couple of crews.
Terry Adams tried fixing up and reselling houses.
Terry Adams became a manager in the Maintenance Department at Stanford University.
Terry Adams lives in Ken Kesey’s infamous 1960’s cabin in La Honda.
Terry Adams has a book of poetry called Adam’s Ribs.
Terry Adams was our January reader in 2018.

Terry Adams lives in Ken Kesey’s infamous 1960’s cabin in La Honda, California, that he rescued from destruction in 1998. And yes, Ken Kesey—the author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

Terry Adams has poems in Poetry, Ironwood, The Sun, WitnessCollege EnglishBellowing Ark, The Sand Hill Review, Quarry West, The Painted Bride Quarterly, and elsewhere. He emcees poetry events at the Beat Museum in San Francisco, and in La Honda, and reads regularly at the Waverley Writers in Palo Alto, as well as, at the Not Yet Dead Poets in Redwood City.  His first collection, Adam’s Ribs, is available from Off the Grid Press.   



Third Thursday Poetry Reading, January 2018



Coming up this Third Thursday in September, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Erica Goss will be reading from her newest publication, Night Court, published by Glass Lyre Press. It’s definitely, out of the box…

Some of us had gathered to wish her good luck, before she left for Oregon. We were fortunate to have the box cut open and see the glossy books pulled out of the cardboard box, like fresh juicy carrots right out of the earth. Erica read some of her poems out loud, as we sat around in rapt attention, sad that we would have to say goodbye soon. But she promised she’d be back, and she is!

You can see her at our Third Thursday reading at Willow Glen Library, this Thursday, September 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. with her books, and hear her read some wonderful poems from Night Court, published by Glass Lyre Press. Erica’s Night Court was the winner of the 2016 Lyrebird Prize. As usual, there’ll be signing of books during the intermission, and open mic reading after. We’re hoping you will attend.


Barbara Saxton had some surprises at the last Third Thursday reading (Feb 2016) at Willow Glen. We were well aware of her poetic side and her humor, but see what else she has up her sleeve.

What a fabulous performance! The young man is David, Barbara’s son, another accomplished Saxton who juggles between strings and percussion. There’s more to come soon. In the meantime, here is a poem Barbara read before she had us mesmerized.