Connie Post is a San Francisco Bay Area Poet. She served as the first Poet Laureate of Livermore, California from 2005 – June 2009. During her term, she created two popular reading series “Wine and Words” and “Ravenswood”. She wrote 25 poems for civic and community events. The City of Livermore published this collection entitled In a City of Words.
Connie is an award winning poet, and the author of over ten collections of poetry. In 2012, her chapbook, And When the Sun Drops, won the 2012 Aurorean Editor’s Choice Awards. Her first full length collection, Flood Water, was released by Glass Lyre Press in 2014 and won the Lyrebird Award. Connie’s most recent collection, Prime Meridian, was released in January 2020 (Glass Lyre Press). Prime Meridian was a finalist in the International Book Awards, the Best Book Awards and the American Fiction awards. It was also selected as a Distinguished Favorite in the 2022 Independent Press Awards.
She has taught poetry workshops at Book Passage, Sebastopol Center for the Arts and many other venues. She has served as the keynote speaker at several Bay Area Literary events.Connie Post has been an advocate for autism for many years. She has presented to many local community colleges and groups on the subject of parenting and advocacy. Her podcast about having a son with severe autism was on a podcast, “Nobody Told me”, in early 2020.
*Connie featured at the Bay Area Poets Laureate Gathering & Public Reading on September 21, 2019, hosted by the San Mateo County Arts Commission and the San Mateo County Libraries.