Kirk Lumpkin on Cartwheels on the Sky
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Saturday, September 5, 2020
7 – 7:30pm

Kirk Lumpkin
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At My House

The past is screaming from the basement

         telling me it knows the score

While I’m wrestling with the present

         caught in a tangle on the floor

So I can’t let in the future

         knocking loudly on the door

Who I know has come to ask for

         more than I ever gave before

Kirk Lumpkin

Cartwheels on the Sky Featuring Kirk Lumpkin on KGUA FM Gualala 

This interview features Kirk Lumpkin. Kirk Lumpkin is a poet, spoken word & performance artist, lyricist, and environmentalist. Since moving to Mendocino County in 2016 he has become a California state certified Naturalist; a singer in a community choir, the Emandal Chorale; and a Board member of the Willits Environmental Center.

Before moving to Mendocino County he worked at the Ecology Center in for over 20 years and was according to the Bay Area Poets Seasonal Review: “ . . . an important part of the Bay Area (and beyond) poetry scene for years, hosting readings in San Francisco and Berkeley, helping to facilitate the Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival [with Poetry Flash & former U.S. Poet Laureate, Robert Hass], and hosting open mikes at Burning Man.…”

He has most recently been published in the anthology Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California and in Poem In Your Pocket (Berkeley Public Library). More about Kirk can be found at his website:

This show airs live from 7-7:30pm, Saturday, September 5 on KGUA FM 88.3 Gualala, and will stream live on the web at

Listen to a replay here.