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PEN CENTER SHOWCASE READING

Event Type: Poetry Reading
Event Date and Time:
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Description: PEN Center USA presents Poetry From The Rattling Wall featuring Mandy Kahn, Michal Lemberger, Lisa Giaffo, Kim Young, Martin Pousson, and Suzanne Lummis Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center & Foundation 681 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90291 REGULAR ADMISSION: General $10 Students & Seniors $6 Members Free! www.beyondbaroque.org The Rattling Wall will be sold following the reading! * * * Mandy Kahn is author of the poetry collection Math, Heaven, Time, which will be released in May of 2014, and is coauthor (with Aaron Rose) of the nonfiction book Collage Culture: Examining the 21st Century’s Identity Crisis. She has collaborated with many composers to create works that feature poetry in tandem with classical music, and has had readings and signings in Paris, Berlin, London, San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles. Michal Lemberger is a recent finalist for the Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry, awarded by the Bellevue Literary Review, in which her work has appeared. She has also had poems published in The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review, Chaparral, Ink Sweat & Tears, and other terrific publications. Michal teaches, edits, and writes non-fiction and fiction. She is currently at work on a collection of short stories, to be published by Prospect Park Books. Lisa Giaffo is a native of Los Angeles and a first-generation American. Her parents have been her greatest influence. In Colombia, where her mother is from, poetry is part of the everyday parlance. She graduated from Brown University with a degree in English and American Literature. She was first published in The Rattling Wall, Issue 1. Kim Young is the author of Night Radio, which was the winner of the 2011 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize and a finalist for the 2014 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She is the founding editor of Chaparral, an online journal featuring poetry from Southern California, and her poems have appeared in Los Angeles Review, MiPOesias, No Tell Motel, POOL, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing at California State University, Northridge, and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter. Martin Pousson was born and raised in the bayou land of Acadiana. His novel, No Place, Louisiana, was published by Riverhead Books and was a finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Book Award. His collection of poetry, Sugar, was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. He was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship in 2014 for his short stories. The stories have been published in numerous journals and reviews, including The Antioch Review, Epoch, StoryQuarterly, The Rattling Wall, Parnassus, Cimarron Review, and New Orleans Review. He is working now on a story collection called Black Sheep Boy. Suzanne Lummis is the co-founder and director of The Los Angeles Poetry Festival, a nonprofit arts organization which, in addition to nine citywide festivals between 1989 and 2011, established the long-running Newer Poets reading, part of the Los Angeles Public Library's ALOUD Series. She is also the California Correspondent for New Mexico'sMalpais Review and the editor of the online magazine Speechless (sponsored by Tebot Bach). She has worked as the Literary Coordinator for the Arroyo Arts Collective’s Poetry in the Windows, a public art project and poetry contest that places the work of Southern California poets in the windows of storefronts along Figueroa in Northeast Los Angeles. She is the literary organizer for Lummis Day: The Festival of Northeast Los Angeles, named for Charles Fletcher Lummis, the early Los Angeles multiculturalist, journalist, author, and founder of the city’s first museum, The Southwest Museum. www,therattlingwall.com
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Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Blvd.
Venice Beach
Los Angeles, CA
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Carlye Archibeque
carlye@beyondbaroque.org
http://www.beyondb...e.org/calendar.htm

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