Third Thursday Poetry: Armand Print
On Thursday, May 16, at 7:30pm The Third Thursday Poetry & Jazz Reading Series will feature Ukiah poet Armand Brindt . The reading will take place at the Arena Market cafe and will begin with live improv jazz and an open mic with jazz improv; the reading will conclude with more live improv jazz.
Armand Brint received his Master's in Creative Writing and English from San Francisco State University and has taught creative writing at Bay Area colleges and Mendocino College.
He's been published in many literary journals and is the author of four volumes of poetry: Schools of Light, The League of Slow Cities, In the Name of Wonder and soon to be released Aliens of the Midway. Armand is also the author of a book on writing poetry, “Bringing Poems to Life: 16 Keys to Make Your Poems Sing.”
Amand was the City of Ukiah's first Poet Laureate and served on the Poet Laureate Committee for a total of seven years. He is the recipient of several poetry awards including a Jane Reichhold International Haiku Prize. Armand is a founding member of the Ukiahaiku Festival, now in its 17th year.
Armand is a popular reader in Mendocino County and recently has been teaching poetry at the summer Emandal Farm ArtStay Program.
Here’s what Mendocino Coast poet, Devreaux Baker, says about Armand’s poetry,” Armand Brint’s poems are soulful incantations to the sorrows and joys inherent in human relationships. Funny and humane, fueled by the poet’s elegant imagination, they take us on a journey both meditative and down to earth . . . .” Read a sample poem on Page 20.
Third Thursday Poetry & Jazz is supported by The Third Thursday Poetry Group, many anonymous donors, and Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation.