Brenda Yates

Brenda Yates Brenda Yates is from nowhere. After growing up on SAC bases here and overseas, she settled first in Massachusetts, and then in California where she lives with her husband. Her poems have appeared in Mississippi Review, Eclipse, Pearl, In Posse Review, 51%, Cider Press Review, Spillway, Blue Arc West, So Luminous The Wildflowers: An Anthology of California Poets, and Don't Blame the Ugly Mug: Ten Years of Two Idiots Peddling Poetry. A Pushcart prize nominee and the winner of the first annual Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center Poetry Contest, Brenda was also awarded the Patricia Bibby Memorial Scholarship at Idyllwild Arts.