Café Mimosa in Topanga

Jane Marla Robbins '65

The poems in Café Mimosa in Topanga, like the café they celebrate, are variously funky, funny, serious, original, smart, silly, insightful, fantastical, spiritual, and inspiring. (Shining Tree Press, 2017)

Patricia Bosworth, Vanity Fair contributing editor and author of The Men in My Life, writes: "The poems are thoughtful, provocative and inspiring. I loved this book."

A finalist for a CAPS Grant in Poetry from the National Endowment of the Arts, Jane Marla Robbins '65 is the author of Poems of The Laughing Buddha. Commissioned by the Kennedy Center to write and perform the one-­woman play "Reminiscences of Mozart by His Sister," Jane also performed it at Lincoln Center in New York. Her most recent play, "A Radical Friendship," about Martin Luther King, Jr., and Rabbi Abraham Heschel, has been seen in New York and Los Angeles starring Ed Asner. For more information go to

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