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California Poet Laureate Lee Herrick Visits Ventura County

February 8, 2023
“Whitman revised … with a voice that is politically engaged and rooted in compassion” is how Brian Turner describes California Poet Laureate Lee Herrick’s poetry.
This Sunday and Monday February 12 and13, newly appointed California Poet Laureate Lee Herrick returns to Ventura County for two readings. On Sunday, February 12, Herrick reads at 11am at the Museum of Ventura County Agriculture Museum located at 926 Railroad Avenue, Santa Paula. Monday, February 13 at 1030am, Herrick reads at Cal State University Channel Islands in Room 1360 in the Broom Library; parking is $6.

Watch Herrick perform his poem “My California.”


Read the poem “My California” here and find other poems by Lee Herrick.

Born in Daejeon, South Korea, Herrick was adopted at 10 months and grew up in California. His publications include the poetry collections Scar and Flower (2018), Gardening Secrets of the Dead (2012), This Many Miles from Desire (2007) and poems have appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies.  Herrick lives in Fresno where he teaches at Fresno City College and in the low-residency MFA Program at Sierra Nevada University (now UNR).

Find out about more poetry events in Ventura County here.

For upcoming events involving wine and music, check these out on Wine Predator. 
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