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April is National Poetry Month and there are several exciting readings and events coming up this week. Santa Barbara’s new Poet Laureate, Chryss Yost, will be officially installed by the City Council on Tuesday, April 9 at 2pm. Chryss is an award-winning poet as well as the host of UCSB's Library Radio, which airs Monday morning at 8am on KCSB 91.9 FM. You can access Chryss's comprehensive poetry month calendar online. Congratulations, Chryss!
On Thursday, April 11, award-winning Irish-American poet Ethna McKiernan will read at UCSB's MultiCultural Center Lounge at 6pm. McKiernan will share her poetry and discuss “the largest leap of imagination there is in poetry, writing from the perspective of the 'other'.” Author of three collections of poetry, her most recent work, Sky Thick With Fireflies (Salmon Poetry, 2011), was nominated for the Minnesota Book Award. Directions and additional information can be found here.
On Saturday, April 13, Sojourner Kincaid Rolle will host a Poetry Zone Reading: "Triskaidepaphobia" featuring the Sunday Poets (Alison Bailey, Steve Beisner, Susan Chiavelli, Toni Lorien, Marcia Meier, and Melinda Palacio) at the Karpeles Manuscript Library at 2-3:30pm. Ever the community poetry organizer, Sojourner has started a Facebook group for those who want to keep track of poetry happenings on the Central Coast.
Happy Poetry Month!