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Johnny Damm Featured in LOBA Reading Series

Post Date:11/14/2018 9:11 AM

Join us for a reading & presentation with Santa Cruz poet, Johnny Damm!

johnny dammJohnny will be offering a visual presentation along with reading from his latest book, The Science of Things Familiar. Open mic follows. Teens & adults are invited to share poems in any form or style.

Johnny Damm is the author of The Science of Things Familiar (The Operating System, 2017) and three chapbooks, including Your Favorite Song (Essay Press, 2016). His work has appeared in Poetry, the Rumpus, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. He lives in Santa Cruz, CA and teaches at San Jose State University. See samples of his work at

Light refreshments will be served. For more information – please contact Melissa at the Ukiah Library: 467-6434 or

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.

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