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Poet Devreaux Baker Reading at Coast Community Library

Post Date:08/17/2018 3:50 PM

Poet Devreaux Baker to read from her new book, Hungry Ghosts, at Coast Community Library

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018:  2:00-3:30 PM

Poet Devreaux Baker will read from her recently released book of poems, Hungry Ghosts.  This book reflects a lifetime of meditation and examination of our interconnectedness and presence within our environment, our planet, our cosmos. Her poetry opens us to a wider consciousness and a deeper understanding of our world and our responsibility as stewards of that world, the space we inhabit and depend on for existence.  As poet Katherine Hastings says, “A deep wisdom runs throughout Devreaux Baker’s work—a reminder that we are not merely connected to nature, but that we are part of nature itself.” It is a reminder that we all need if we are to survive these precarious and turbulent times.

Devreaux BakerDevreaux Baker has published four collections of poetry prior to this – Light at the Edge (Pygmy Forest Press, 1993), Beyond the Circumstance of Sight (Wild Ocean Press, 2009), Red Willow People (Wild Ocean Press, 2011) and out of the bones of earth (Wild Ocean Press, 2015). She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the 2017 Joe Gouveia Outermost National Poetry Prize, the 2014 Barbara Mandigo Kelley Poetry Peace Prize from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, the 2012 Poetry Prize from the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, and the 2011 Pen Oakland Josephine Miles award for poetry.

For more information, please contact Julia Larke at Coast Community Library: 707 882-3114 or larkej@mendocinocounty.org.