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Keith Emmons Santa Cruz Poet

Keith Emmons

Poet and builder. My poetry has appeared in many San Francisco Bay Area journals including City Miner, Espresso, Loon, CoEvolution Quarterly, Sausalito Marinscope, and on the Internet at Uut Poetry.


My houseboat has been featured in American Airlines Magazine, the Dream Houses section of the San Francisco Chronicle, on the cover of The Houseboat Book, and in two made-for-television broadcasts.

During my free-wheeling hippie days of the 1970's, I lived for ten years in the Alan Watts waterfront houseboat community on San Francisco Bay. I wrote poetry, including Moondrifter Reverie, which is being published in June 2017 by Red Mountain Press. And the 1900 square foot houseboat I designed and built myself, nicknamed the Train Wreck, won First Place from the National Endowment for the Arts and is now represented in the permanent collection of the National Building Museum, Washington DC.

I’m a frequent contributor to poetry readings in the San Francisco and Santa Cruz areas, and live off-the-grid with my Sweetheart in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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