MENDOCINO Co., 4/28/2017 — The Ukiah branch of the Ukiah library is hosting two events on Saturday, April 29, to close out poetry month. One is a kind of poetry workshop on the move, starting at 11am. The next event, at 3pm, is a poetry reading by Amy Berkowitz, followed by an open mic. Here’s the press release, with details:
Into the Wild Poem – Open to both teens and adults, this will be a guided poetry walk through downtown Ukiah. Using various creative writing exercises and methods, we will make poems based on visual & aural observations of our surroundings, chance operations, & play with metrics, rhythm, & cadence to discover where the line breaks take us. Into the Wild Poem will be facilitated by Melissa Eleftherion Carr (MLIS, MFA), author of field guide to autobiography, huminsect, Pigtail Duty, and others. We will meet in front of the Library near the bicycle racks.
Registration is required – please call/email Melissa to sign up: 467- 6434/[email protected]
LOBA – Join us for a reading with Amy Berkowitz, author of Tender Points! 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.
Amy Berkowitz is the author of Tender Points, the editor of Mondo Bummer Books, the co-organizer of Sick Fest, and the host of the Amy’s Kitchen Organics reading series. She lives in a rent-controlled apartment in San Francisco. Light refreshments will be served. For more information – please contact Melissa at the Ukiah Library: 467-6434 or [email protected]