Brad Henderson, who teaches engineering and science writing at UC Davis, will be the featured speaker at the Woodland Public Library Poetry Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the library, 250 First St. in Woodland. An open microphone will be available after Henderson speaks.
Henderson also teaches freshman seminars on the psychology of drummers: rock, jazz and blues, and the lyrics of 1960s psychedelic rock music.His poems and prose have appeared (or will appear soon) in The Journal, Asheville Poetry Review, The Pinch, Fourteen Hills, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Modern Drummer magazine and DRUM! magazine.
He was a semifinalist in University of Arkansas Press’ Miller Williams Poetry Book Prize 2011 for “The Secret Cowboy: the Life and Times of the Rebel Poet Beau Hamel.”
Henderson is the author of two poetry chapbooks and the Phi Kappa Phi Award-winning novel, “Drums,” recently re-released as an eBook. His third collection of poems, “The Blue Devil: dark poem series,” will be published this winter.
Henderson also has worked as a professional drummer, corporate engineer, technical education consultant and ranch hand. His ancestry in Yolo County goes back five generations: his great-great-grandfather, Henry Hartman Hamel, was a pioneer cattlemen and one of Davisville’s original residents.