New book celebrates 10 years of Santa Barbara poet laureates

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A new book called What Breathes Us brings together ten years of poetry written by Santa Barbara’s poet laureates. There have been six since the program began in 2005.

Poet and teacher David Starkey held the position from 2009 to 2011, and helped edit the book.

KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian spoke with Starkey about the legacy of poets in Santa Barbara, and the difficulties they face.