Ronnie Holland

Poet Laureate of Dublin
2008 – 2010

Reading (two poems) Ghost; The Spirit of Truth

Ronnie Holland served as the first poet laureate of the city of Dublin (May 2008-2010), wrote and presented many “poems of place,” hosted poetry readings, developed content for the City’s web site, and read at events, dedications, schools and for Hope Hospice. She has been published in anthologies, (including the 2009 California Poets Laureate Anthology Sometimes in the Open), in newsletters, and in two Ekphrasis chapbook collaborations with artist Lily Xu. Ronnie has been a member of the California Writers Club (Tri-Valley Branch) since 2008. She attended and read at regional poetry events, including the 13th Annual Mendocino Spring Poetry Event in Little River, and the state-wide gathering of California Poets Laureate in southern California October 2018. Her work life balanced renewable energy organizations and 25 years as a holistic massage therapist. Recently she produces emergency and fire prevention news and tips publications to property owners in rural Northern California.