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Bill Mohr Reads at the Malibu Library, Feb. 2

CAAFEINATED VERSE

Ricardo Means Ybarra has invited me to be the featured poet at this coming Saturday’s edition of “Caffeinated Verse” at the Malibu Library. Ricardo and I first met many years ago when we were working in the California Poets-in-the-Schools program, and I hadn’t seen him in quite some time until about a year ago. One memory during that long separation always remained vivid: a gathering in a house somewhere in Los Angeles in which Jack Gilbert commented on a set of poems that had been written by a variety of L.A. poets. Of all the poets in the room, Ricardo’s poem was the one he admired the most. That was back in the mid-1990s; after which I lived in San Diego and Idyllwild, as well as Lynbrook, New York and my current abode. An invitation to read at the Carnegie Museum in Oxnard led to a brief reunion with Ricardo, and I am looking forward to reading in his curve of the coastline.

Whether PCH will be open either heading north from the Beach Cities or south from Oxnard is open to question, however. Late last week, a rainstorm was predicted for the day of the reading, but the storm is now a four-day sequence, with one inch of rain predicted for Friday and Saturday. I recommend consulting www.wunderground.com and sigalert.

Caffeinated Verse
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Malibu Library
23519 W. Civc Center Way
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-6438