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Ukiah Poet Laureate Appointment for Theresa Whitehill

Theresa Whitehill
Poet Theresa Whitehill; photograph by Paulo Ferreira 2005

The Ukiah City Council announced at their Wednesday, April 15, 2009 meeting the appointment of Theresa Whitehill as Poet Laureate for Ukiah for a two-year term. Whitehill, who has served on Ukiah’s Poet Laureate Committee from 2002 through 2007, is the fourth Laureate for the city of Ukiah, a program that was initiated in 2001. She succeeds Armand Brint, Ukiah’s first Poet Laureate, who served from 2001 to 2004, Linda Noel (2004 to 2006), and David Smith-Ferri (2006 to 2009).

Ukiah’s Poet Laureate Committee promotes poetry in the community and produces a range of literary events, including the ukiaHaiku Festival, currently in its seventh year. For more information on the Haiku Festival, visit; To contact the Poet Laureate Committee, write to Post Office Box 865, Ukiah, California 95482

See the article on Whitehill’s appointment and this year’s ukiaHaiku Festival published in the Ukiah Daily Journal, Thursday, April 16, 2009

To see the article on the Seventh Annual ukiaHaiku Festival published in the Ukiah Daily Journal, Tuesday, April 28, 2009

To see more on the poetry of Theresa Whitehill, visit her website:

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