Lively numbers! The 43rd Anniversary Mendocino Spring Poetry Celebration, in its 13th annual revival, hosted 39 poets on Sunday, April 22, at The Hill House in Mendocino.
It was 43 years ago that Sharon Doubiago organized a seminal three-day marathon of poetry in Mendocino town, and some of those participants continue writing here. Morover, the annual revival has attracted a diversity of poets from the north counties and beyond.
Poets reading were Devreaux Baker, Theresa Whitehill, Riantee Rand, Karen Lewis, Victoria, Mark McGovern, Ronnie Holland, Kirk Lumpkin, Jay Frankston, Liz Helenchild, Madame Chinchilla, Jabez Churchill, Janet DeBar, Janferie Stone, Mitch Clogg, Oasis, Dan Roberts, Marilyn Motherbear, Sherry Glaser, Dan Barth, Jamie Armstrong, Gordon Black, Maureen Eppstein, Joe Smith, Priscilla Comen, Deborah Moore, Bill Bradd, Lauren Sinnott, Michal Riedell, Virginia Sharkey, Sam Edwards, Zachary Simons, Scott Croghan, Harriet Gleeson, David Partch, Larry Fuente, Mary Detton, Debbie Stark, and Christie Holliday.
The annual marathon ran once in the afternoon, with a break for town and headlands, and once again in the evening. David Partch provided intermezzos with guitar and vocals.
The event producer was Gordon Black. The poems were recorded by Dan Roberts for KZYX&Z FM during coming months on Dan’s program of music and poetry, Rhythm Running River, heard from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on alternate Sundays, and broadcast to the world on the Web at kzyx.org.
Photos of the readers have been mounted by Dan Roberts on his Facebook page.
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Posted by Dan Roberts on Monday, April 23, 2018
We hope to see and hear you next year at the 14th Annual Revival of the Mendocino Spring Poetry Celebration!