On Saturday, May 2, I was honored to be invited to read two of my poems for National Poetry Month 2020, on  KPFA radio’s B.A.J.A.B.A. on JaZzLine (Bay Area Jazz and Blues Artists).  The poems read (in order) are Spirit Chaser (Guide for the Departing) and The In-Between.  Destiny Muhammad provides the amazing background music for the poetry.

The poets sharing their work in the complete broadcast included: Iris de Anda, Briana Munoz, Devorah major, John Curl, Jose Hector Cadena, Kim McMillon, Uriel Dana, Karla Brundage, Sam Louie, Tureeda Mikell, Paul Corman Roberts, Judy Juanita, Al Young (read by his son, Michael Young) and Lucinda Clark. All poetry can be heard online in the KPFA (Berkeley, CA) archives.

Uriél Danā on a film shoot with Walter Greenbird

Uriél Danā has been a Professional Fine Artist 38 years specializing in oils, gouache, and bronze, and is a Contemporary Figurative Art Curator.

She is an Air Force Veteran and former USIA (State Department) Ambassador to the Arts. She is a graduate of the 2016 Writers Guild of the West (Los Angeles, CA) Veterans Writing Project.

A Contributing Editor on the Arts, Buddhism and Culture, Uriél contributes regularly to online and print magazines in addition to international journals. She has won many awards for her poetry and has been included in two anthologies. For National Poetry Month, April 2020, her poems were  featured on San Francisco’s public radio station, KPFA.

A resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, Uri has lived on three continents and visited 44 countries.