Poetry slam comes to library

Tribal member Ron Yellowbird narrates Edgar Allan Poe's classic, "The Raven".
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum

In light of April being poetry month, the Ignacio Public Library hosted a poetry slam on Tuesday, April 26 – inviting tribal member Ron Yellowbird and local Burt Baldwin to share pieces they have written. Yellowbird shared his original poems titled, “Chippewa Woman”, “Windows”, “Feral Cat”, “Who’s the Chap with the Spats?” and narrated Edgar Allan Poe’s infamous “The Raven.” Yellowbird, who was a political science major at Fort Lewis College, stated that he’s been into writing for years, taking classes to perfect his work. Burt Baldwin, a community local, shared his poems titled “Beyond”, “Lines”, “Horses”, “Moon Fall”, and “The Last Question”, which is dedicated to his late father.

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