Saturday, October 24, 2020
Cartwheels on the Sky Featuring Michael Riedell on KGUA FM Gualala
This week’s Cartwheels on the Sky feature the poems and process of Ukiah poet Michael Riedell. Michael Riedell was born and raised in San Diego. For more than two decades he has lived in inland Mendocino with his wife, Kate, and worked at Ukiah High School as a teacher of English and Creative Writing. He also “coaches” the school’s Poetry Club and Slam Team. Michael’s first experience reading poetry in public was as a first place winner in the inaugural ukiaHaiku Festival. Since then he has read widely in Mendocino County and often has poems broadcast on KZYX’s excellent Rhythm Running River. He was proud to serve as the Poet Laureate of Ukiah from 2016 to 2018, and–in normal times–he hosts Ukiah’s long-standing monthly literary reading series, Writers Read. He is the author of two books of poetry, The Way of Water and Small Talk & Long Silences, and in 2018 he edited Deep Valley, an anthology of the first seven poets laureate of Ukiah. His one-act plays have been produced by the Willits Shakespeare Theater and at Mendocino College.
Listen live from 7-7:30pm, Saturday, October 24 at 88.3, KGUA FM Gualala. Also streams live at: Https://RadioRethink.com/listen/KGUA