Mark your Calendars for Poetry Awesomeness
the Hollywood Institute of Poetics is very
excited, eager, ecstatic, enthralled, elated
to present next months:
BLUEBIRD READING series
with OPEN MIC after the feature. 2 minutes max.
SIGN UP begins at 1:45!
light refreshments and edible delights will be available for consumption, as will books for purchase and signing!
2pm March 10, 2013
at the VERY AWESOME..
Avenue 50 Studios
131 North Avenue 50
Highland Park, CA 90042
323 258 1435
CHIWAN CHOI is the author of two poetry collections, The Flood and Abductions. He is also a founding editor of Writ Large Press. Currently, he is serving as Executive Director of a new large scale project, LA Writ Large.
BRENDAN CONSTANTINE is a poet based in Hollywood. His work has appeared in Field, Ploughshares, Poetry Daily, Rattle, Zyzzyva, and other journals. New work is forthcoming in Ghost Town. His most recent collections are ‘Birthday Girl With Possum’ (2011 Write Bloody Publishing) and ‘Calamity Joe’ (2012 Red Hen Press). He currently teaches at the Windward School and is adjunct professor with Antioch Los Angeles. Mr. Constantine also regularly offers workshops in hospitals, foster care centers and with the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project.
MANDY KAHN is coauthor (with Aaron Rose) of the nonfiction book Collage Culture: Examining the 21st Century’s Identity Crisis (JRP/Ringier), which was also released as a record with a score by No Age. The book had its launch at Colette in Paris and for a month beforehand, excerpts from its text were installed at Colette as wall art. Kahn has given many readings and talks in conjunction with the book’s release, including those at Motto (Berlin), the Shoreditch House (London), Printed Matter (New York), Art Center College of Design (Pasadena), Family (Los Angeles), the Celebrity Author’s Luncheon for CALM (Santa Barbara) and for an audience of 2700 at the Davies Symphony Hall as part of Pop-Up Magazine (San Francisco). Her poetry is anthologized in From Totems to Hip Hop, 1900-2002 (edited by Ishmael Reed) and her recent poetry readings include L.A.-based events at the Last Bookstore, Skylight Books, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, the Silverlake Jubilee Festival, the Standard Hotel, and two readings for the PEN Center USA-sponsored literary magazine The Rattling Wall. The magazine World Literature Today called Kahn “a rising star of West Coast poetry.” As writer-in-residence for the site-specific art event the Series, she composes poetry and prose to accompany new works of music, dance and performance art.
RYAN NANCE hasn’t ever been to Turkey, not once. Nor has he ever been to Saint Peter’s Basilica. Never has he made a living selling potatoes. There was a time when he did travel, but that time has passed. There was a moment, a decade ago, when the faint smell of mildew in the stacks of the Butler Library was reward enough. There will be a day, in the not too far-off tomorrows, when he will try to use whatever it is he has at hand to make you happy. Today is not that day. In the meantime, he has poems he has written that he hopes will feel good on your tongue and he has websites he hopes will let you do what you want to do and finds a lot of the things in the world fascinating.
Avenue 50 Studio