Not one, not two, but three local poets release newly published works at a book launch event this week. Donna Emerson’s first full-length poetry collection, The Place of Our Meeting, moves between coasts and generations in its exploration of human connectedness. Also a first, Phyllis Meshulam’s Land of My Father’s War follows her parent’s journey and separation in World War II. Jodi Hottel’s Voyeur is considered a work of ekphrastic poetry, which reacts to other forms of art through the written word. All three authors read, sell and sign their collections on Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental. 2pm. Donations welcomed. 707.874.9392.