Poetry reading at Ukiah library (press release)

Teens and adults invited to poetry reading and open mic at the Ukiah library

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UKIAH 3/13/2017 — The Ukiah library is hosting a poetry reading and open mic on Saturday, April 1. This will be the next in the LOBA reading series, named for a poem by feminist poet Diane Di Prima. Here’s the press release, with details and contact info:

The Mendocino County Library, Ukiah branch will be hosting:

LOBA: a Poetry Reading Series

featuring Caroline Goodwin!

(Open Mic follows)

Saturday, April 1st 3 – 4:30 pm

 Join us for a reading with Caroline Goodwin, first Poet Laureate of San Mateo County! Open mic follows. Teens & adults are invited to share poems in any form or style.

A feminist epic by Diane di Prima, LOBA is a visionary epic quest for the reintegration of the feminine, hailed by many as the great female counterpart to Allen Ginsberg’s Howl when the first half appeared in 1978. Loba, “she-wolf” in Spanish explores the wilderness at the heart of experience, through the archetype of the wolf goddess, elemental symbol of complete self-acceptance.

Caroline Goodwin moved to the Bay Area from Sitka, Alaska in 1999 to attend Stanford as a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry. She is the author of the chapbooks Kodiak Herbal, Gora Verstovia and Text Me, Ishmael and the full-length collections Trapline and The Paper Tree. She teaches at California College of the Arts and the Stanford Writer’s Studio and is currently serving as the first Poet Laureate of San Mateo County.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information – please contact Melissa at the Ukiah Library: 467-6434 or carrm@co.mendocino.ca.us  

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