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Monthly Poet Features & Open Mic
Saturday, July 20 at 3 PM

Join Ukiah Branch Library staff as we host poetry events in-person on the 3rd Saturdays of each month at 3:00 pm. This free event is open to both teens & adults – all are invited to share poems in any form or style, or just listen to others.

On July 20, we welcome Florencia Milito.

Florencia Milito is a bilingual poet whose work has appeared in ZYZZYVA, Indiana Review, Catamaran, Diálogo, 92nd Street Y, Quiet Lightning, Ninth Letter, Latinas: Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA, Zócalo Public Square, GUEST, and This Wandering State: Poems from Alta, among others. A Hedgebrook and Community of Writers alumna and San Francisco Writers Grotto and CantoMundo fellow, her writing has been influenced by her early experience fleeing the U.S.-supported 1976 coup in Argentina, subsequent childhood in Venezuela, and immigration to the United States at the age of nine. Her bilingual collection Ituzaingó: Exiles and Reveries / exilios y ensueños was originally published in 2021 by Nomadic Press (later migrating to Black Lawrence Press) and reviewed by Urayoán Noel in ” ‘La Treintena’ 2021: 30 Books & Chapbooks of Latinx Poetry.” Her chapbook Sor Juana, published by Gunpowder Press in 2023, won the Alta California Chapbook Prize and was included in Urayoán Noel’s ” ‘La Treintena’ 2023: 30 (Something) Books of Latinx Poetry.” In 2022, her family relocated to Davis, California from San Francisco. Strongly connected to the Bay Area, she misses the ocean and city, and seeks refuge in trees, especially a golden ginkgo (árbol de la memoria).

Please contact the Ukiah Branch Library at 707-463-4490 or [email protected] for more information.

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