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September 19, 2018
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Eureka Main Library, 2nd Floor
1313 3rd Street
Eureka, CA 95501
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6:30 p.m. Eureka Library, How Many Hats? Poetry by Giancarlo Campagna & Ed Munn

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Ed Munn and Giancarlo Campagna wear a lot of hats in our community. Now, come hear these good guys put on their 'poet hat'! Poetry takes the conditions of everyday life and creates a new way to see them. A poet can scrutinize the harsh, mock the rigid, highlight the graceful and honor the humble in just a few words. If you’ve been feeling the need for art, art that makes it possible to keep on keeping on, give yourself a poetry break tonight! It’s free.


Giancarlo reads, and Ed smiles while sorting bulbs in his garden.

Ed Munn
(shown in his garden)
Ed has lived in various parts of Humboldt County for over forty years, committing poetry sporadically throughout. He worked as a logger, carpenter, and homesteader for many years before discovering the perfect profession, running the bookmobile for the Humboldt County Library.  This happy blend of librarianship and truck driving suited him so well, he persisted for 22 years, and still takes to the road at times as a substitute driver.  Local theater audiences also know Ed as an actor who performs with NCRT and pulls off magisterial and comic roles with equal skill. 

Giancarlo Campagna (shown reading his work)
Giancarlo is a poet, actor, cultural worker and activist who lives in Eureka with his wonderful wife Renee and their boy, Carlo.  Giancarlo's poems communicate the need for a moral and ethical outlook on being a human being.  He uses personal experience, political and social themes and nature to express the concerns of living as human beings in a time of depersonalization, isolation, violence and hyper-materialism.  Amid these cultural cliffs, Giancarlo’s poetic observations make way for hope, action, and humor.