The City of Santa Cruz Arts Commission, “ Spanish Language Poetry for Rail Trail Contest” has selected Gerda as one of the poets to provide two of her poems in English and Spanish, which will be stamped in the concrete at ADA ramps and curbs along the soon-to-be-constructed Rail Trail in Santa Cruz. Background information: the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network is a 50-mile bicycle and pedestrian pathway along the coast of ants Cruz County, from the San Mateo County line in the north to the Monterey County line at Pajaro. The system’s “spine” will be the Coastal Rail Trail within the 32-mile Santa Cruz Branch rail right-of-way, alongside the existing train tracks and co-existing with potential future train service. The two poems are “Las Mujeres,” and Library Surprise/Sorpresa en La Biblioteca, They are as follows:
Las Mujeres, "Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW,” Editions du Cygnet (Swan World), Paris, France, 2016.
Library Surprise, “Oh Where is My Candle Hat?," Asterisco, Editoria de Poesia, Tijuana, Mexico, 2012.
Two of Gerda’s poems, Veteran and I Love When were included in Ms. aligned 2, edited by Connie Pan and Pat Matsueda, El Leon literary Arts, Berkeley, CA, November 2017.
Poster Boy was included in "Ice Cream Poems- reflections on the life with ice cream," edited by Patricia Farngnoli, World Enough Writers, Tillamook, Oregon, 2017.
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