California's poet laureate coming to town

April 09, 2007 12:00 am

California Poet Laureate Al Young will visit Crescent City on Friday as a part of his "Top to Bottom Tour" of rural and "out of the way" towns around the state.

While here, Young will make visits to two schools and will sign copies of his most recent book of poetry, "Coastal Nights and Inland Afternoons," at a 5:30 p.m. chamber mixer. The mixer will be held near the Del Norte Public Library, where winners of The Daily Tripli-cate/Business Improvment District's youth poetry contest will also read their works.

Young and local poet Ken Letko will give a poetry reading beginning at 7 p.m. inside the library, for which a $2 donation is requested.

•Read select poems from

Young's book online at:

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