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Poet-Teacher Update: Alice Pero

Updated: Apr 15, 2022

This year Alice Pero established a residency for elementary school students at Fair Oaks Academy in Altadena with classes of children from age 5 through 13.

She became the 10th Poet Laureate of Sunland/Tujunga in 2019 with a formal installation happening on April 9th. Her term was extended for two more years due to the pandemic.

She has a new book out with an NYC artist, Vera Langer, a dialogue in poetry and art, "Beyond Birds & Answers."(Elyssar Press) Recently she had a poems in an international journal, "Pratik" and the anthology "We Are Here." During the quarantine period, she finished a manuscript, "Shadow Carvings." Writing poetry dialogues with other poets is Alice's passion and she is involved in about six of them, as well as the continuing exchanges with the artist Langer.

As the Monthly Contest Chair for the California State Poetry Society, Alice welcomesbsubmissions according the guidelines found at

A performance of her poetry as part of a video performance of her chamber music group, "Windsong Returns!" is available for viewing on You Tube. Also readings and dance performances from her NYC days were recently found and put up on her website:

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