Bert clicks with our Willow Glen audience. His pensive face is most welcoming when he gets to the podium to read. Then, like the morning sun it glimmers with mischief—the glint in his eye, ready to break out into hysterical humor—his words measured, and holding your attention.

Bert has been featured in many venues across California and also at the Green Mill in
Chicago, as well as various radio readings, including KPFA. He has produced an
Animation DVD of five of his poems in collaboration with the Santa Cruz artist Vanessa Stafford that can be viewed at www.Bert Glick.comAlso, Bert finished in Second Place for a poem in a juried contest that he read at the California Palace Legion of Honor, in San Francisco, September 2015. In December 2016, he was a featured poet at The Felix Kulpa Gallery in Santa Cruz. Most recently, in 2017 he was a featured reader on Channel 27 in Santa Cruz. 

Bert Glick in Santa Cruz CA USA, 1996 on Pacific Ave.

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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.