UKIAH, 5/19/2017 — Michael Riedall, Ukiah’s poet laureate, will be reading poetry at the Ukiah library with his students tonight. Here’s the press release, with details:
The Mendocino County Library, Ukiah branch will be hosting:
LOBA: a Poetry Reading Series featuring Ukiah Poet Laureate Michael Riedell & Creative Writing students from Ukiah High School!(Open Mic follows)
Friday, May 19th 5 pm
Join us for a reading with Michael Riedell, Poet Laureate of Ukiah & his awesome Creative Writing students from Ukiah High School! 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.
Michael Riedell’s first experience reading poetry in public was as a first place award winner in the inaugural ukiaHaiku Festival. In the many years since then, this teacher of English and Creative Writing has been very active in the local poetry community and has been a featured reader throughout the county. He is the author of two collections of poetry, The Way of Water (2014) and Small Talk & Long Silences (2016). He is proud to be serving as the Poet Laureate of Ukiah for 2016-2018.
Light refreshments will be served. For more information – please contact Melissa at the Ukiah Library: 467-6434 or [email protected]
Melissa Eleftherion Carr
Teen & Adult Services Librarian
Ukiah Branch Library
105 N. Main Street, Ukiah CA 95482