Book Launch: Kathryn Ridall

LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Kathryn Ridall, editor of When the Muse Calls: Poems for the Creative Life

Kathryn Ridall
Kathryn Ridall

Saturday, April 10, 2010 || 7pm
Book Passage-Corte Madera || 51 Tamal Vista Dr.
Corte Madera ||

Come and celebrate with the muse!
For most of her adult life, Kathryn Ridall has worked in the mental health field as a trainer, psychotherapist and university instructor. In her mid-fifties, Calliope, the fiery muse of poetry, paid her an unexpected visit. Since that time, my poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies. The Way of Stones, her first chapbook, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2009.
Kathryn Ridall’s new anthology explores nine aspects of the creative life through the poetry of both internationally known  and award-winning California poets.Kathryn says, “We may think the luminous muse belongs exclusively to dancers, writers and musicians. Artists may give more vocal homage to their muse but the muse dances through all lives. Mothers and lovers, cowboys and sailors, gardeners and woodworkers—anyone who has ever had a creative passion—will resonate with these poems about nine aspects of life with a muse. CB Follett, Becky Foust, Bill Keener, Kirsten Neff, Prartho Sereno, and Sara Tolchin will read their poems at the launch.
With poems by:
  • Anna Akhmatova
  • Robert Bly
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Billy Collins
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Donald Hall
  • Jane Hirshfield
  • Stanley Kunitz
  • Dorianne Laux
  • Denise Levertov
  • Pablo Neruda
  • Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Rumi
  • Gary Snyder
and many others