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The Poetry of John Keats: A Fundraiser for Fresno Filmworks, featuring Philip Levine, Dixie Salazar, Jon Veinburg, C.G. Hanzlicek, Michael Medrano, and Stephen Mayu, Emceed by Lee Herrick

In Uncategorized on December 31, 2009 at 5:16 pm

Please join film and poetry lovers for a poetry fundraiser for Fresno Filmworks on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. at the Revue Café Theater (620 E. Olive, Fresno, CA, Tower District).  Music by Abigail Nolte and readings by Jaguar Bennet and Heather from the Woodward Shakespeare Festival, raffle, and a talk about Jane Campion’s film, “Bright Star,” which Filmworks will show on Friday evening.  Readers include Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Levine, Dixie Salazar, Jon Veinburg (who will read Larry Levis’s poem about Keats), C.G.Hanzlicek, Michael Medrano, and Stephen Mayu.

Looking forward to good things in 2010

In Uncategorized on December 29, 2009 at 5:36 pm

I’ve been invited to be the guest speaker at an awards ceremony for academic achievement at my former high school in Modesto, California on March 16, 2010.  I’m happy for the students, and I’m looking forward to seeing my old high school again.  

I’m also pleased to mention that Tim Z. Hernandez has invited me to read with him in Denver, Colorado (AWP, yes) on April 7, 2010.  Tim’s first novel, Breathing, In Dust, comes out soon from Texas Tech University Press.  Couldn’t be happier for Tim.  I’ve read excerpts.  It’s remarkable.

Thank you, Boston Progress Radio (poetry interview with Lee Herrick)

In Uncategorized on December 2, 2009 at 3:35 am

Lee Herrick Reads in Cambridge, MA. 2009. Photo credit: Ahn Dao Kolbe.


Boston Progress Radio kindly interviewed me before my reading at the Democracy Center in Harvard Square earlier this month, and you can now listen to excerpts of that interview (thank you, A.!) interspersed with excerpts from my reading for Boston Korean Adoptees.  I thoroughly enjoyed the interview, the reading, and the wonderful individuals in Cambridge.  Thank you, Boston Progress Radio and heartfelt gratitude and affection for Boston Korean Adoptees.  (Photo credit: Ahn Dao Kolbe).

Reading on Friday, December 5 @ 3:00, Arté Americas in Fresno

In Uncategorized on December 2, 2009 at 3:21 am

  On Friday, December 5 at 3:00 p.m. @ Arté Americas Museum in Fresno, I will be reading for Pakatelas, the poetry radio program on 88.1 KFCF, hosted by Mike Medrano and David Campos.  This special reading will feature the poetry guests from the program’s inaugural year: Corrinne Clegg Hales, Marisol Baca, Lee Herrick, Bryan Medina, Miguel Jimenez, Michelle Brittan, Esco, and Stephen Mayu.  Hope to see you there.  On hand will be sale copies of the special issue of In the Grove, guest edited by Daniel Chacón, which was devoted to the late Andrés Montoya and his long, never-before published poem, “Pakatelas.”