Join CA Poet Laureate, Lee Herrick Friday, December 1st at 5:30pm
CA Poet Laureate Lee Herrick Presents “Asian American Voices” Friday, December 1st from 5:30pm - 7:00pm. Part of fine art exhibition & series, “Ourselves We Sing: A call and response with Walt Whitman”.
The exhibition “Ourselves We Sing: A call and response with Walt Whitman and our understanding of our American Democracy” with series of special events will run through January 5, 2024. This performance is the fourth of a series of five featuring ethnically diverse poetic responses, special installations and advocacy tables. Supporting us at the advocacy table will be the Japanese American Citizen League of Monterey Peninsula.
"I believe there is poetry in everyone and that it can nourish, inspire, and bring joy to our lives”, Lee Herrick.
Herrick is the 10th California Poet Laureate, and the first Asian American to serve in the role. He is the author of three books of poems: Scar and Flower, finalist for the 2020 Northern California Book Award; Gardening Secrets of the Dead, This Many Miles from Desire, and is co-editor of The World I Leave You: Asian American Poets on Faith and Spirit.
He was born in Daejeon, Korea and adopted as an infant. He lives with his family in Fresno, California and served as Fresno Poet Laureate from 2015-2017. Herrick has taught poetry at Fresno City College for 26 years and teaches creative writing for the low-residency MFA program at UNR at Lake Tahoe.
Sponsored by Pacific Grove Public Library Friends and Foundation with support from the Whitney Latham-Lechich Trust.