Loose Lips Poetry Reading

06/21/2022 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm PDT

Poetry Series Loose Lips Presents

June Featured Poets: Carl Marcum and David Oliveira

(Topanga, CA) Our June Loose Lips reading will take place on Tuesday, June 21st at 6:00pm, the reading series will reconvene VIRTUALLY for its quarterly reading series, featuring poets Carl Marcum and David Oliveira. Held on Zoom, through the support of the Ventura County Poetry Project, a link will be posted on the Loose Lips Facebook page and in the Topanga Authors’ Group.. Past featured readers for Loose Lips have included Peg Quinn, Lynne Thompson (Los Angeles Poet Laureate), Luivette Resto, Ricardo Means Ybarra , Michelle Bitting, Julayne Lee, Elena Karina Byrne, Phil Taggart, Marsha de la O, Ángel García, Laurel Ann Bogen, Diana Marie Delgado, Frank Mundo, and Gail Wronsky.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9607501600
Carl Marcum, author of Cue Lazarus and A Camera Obscura

Carl Marcum is a Chicano poet from Tucson, Arizona. He is the author of the collections Cue Lazarus and A Camera Obscura, and his poems have appeared in the anthologies The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry and Latinx Rising: An Anthology of Latinx Science Fiction & Fantasy. He received his MFA from the University of Arizona and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Marcum has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council, and the Taos Writers Conference. He served as a Canto Mundo Fellow from 2011–2015. Marcum taught for many years at DePaul University in Chicago, and now lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

David Oliveira, author of Still Life with Coffee (Brandenburg Press, 2022)

David Oliveira was born in California’s San Joaquin Valley. He was a long- time resident of Santa Barbara, California, where he was publisher and editor of Mille Grazie Press. He was a founding editor of Solo, a national journal of poetry, and founded the long-running Santa Barbara Poetry Series. In 1999-2000, he served as Santa Barbara’s millennium poet laureate.
Oliveira has published widely, including three poetry collections, A Little Travel Story; As Everyone Goes, and Still Life with Coffee (2022 from Brandenburg Press). His poems are featured in several important anthologies, including: How Much Earth: the Fresno Poets, which he co-edited; California Poetry from the Gold Rush to the Present; and The Gávea-Brown Book of Portuguese-American Poetry. He lives and writes on the banks of the Mekong River near Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Loose Lips readings have received multiple matching grants from Poets & Writers, a high honor for the series, which is dedicated to bringing a diverse array of the best contemporary poets to Topanga and to provide authors and audiences (near and far) with a poetic forum and community. Delivering literary events which are edgy, spiritual, inspiring and at times irreverent.
June 21st @6pm  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9607501600

Contact Information

Millicent Borges Accardi