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Poet Devreaux Baker Reading at Ukiah Library

Post Date:12/31/2018 9:28 AM

Mendocino County Library Announces LOBA Reading Series Featuring Devreaux Baker (open mic follows)!

Saturday, January 19th 3 pm

Devreaux BakerJoin us for a reading & presentation with Mendocino poet, Devreaux Baker! Devreaux will be reading from her recently released book of poetry, Hungry Ghosts. Open mic follows. Teens & adults are invited to share poems in any form or style.

Devreaux Baker is a 2011 recipient of the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Poetry Award, a 2012 Hawaii Council on Humanities International Poetry Award and the Women’s Global Leadership Poetry Award. She is a 2014 recipient of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Poetry Prize, a 2016 Poets in Mexico Award, and a 2017 recipient of the Outermost National Poetry Prize. She has received fellowships to the MacDowell Colony, Hawthornden Castle, and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation. She has taught poetry in the schools and produced The Voyagers Radio Program of original student writing for public radio. She has led writing workshops in the United States, France and Mexico. Her books of poetry include Light at the Edge, Beyond the Circumstance of Sight, Red Willow People, out of the bones of earth, and the just released, Hungry Ghosts.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information – please contact Melissa at the Ukiah Library: 234-2862 or carrm@mendocinocounty.org.

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.