Euro Pane & Poetry

May 6, 2013

BrailleOne of our favorite bakers, Sumi Chang, owner of Euro Pane, is hosting poet Lester Graves Lennon, Sunday, May 19th. He will be reading from his recent book of poetry My Father Was a Poet.

Lennon’s first book of poetry was The Upward Curve of the Earth and Heavens (2002). By trade, Mr. Lennon is “an investment banker who with his family in the Los Angeles megalopolis where he is a member of the Los Angeles Poet Laureate Task Force” (source:

9781625490223I did not know my father was a poet
who wrote in Braille after he lost his sight.
He was a man of secrets.
The usual ones I knew: alcohol
and women. Poetry was his alone.
(excerpt from “My Father Was a Poet”)

Poet Lester Lennon at Europane
Sunday, May 19th, 4:30-6 p.m.
950 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
Event is free (though the victuals and libations are not), so…
Drop in, sip a latte, nibble on a macaron, hear some poetry, buy a book, get it signed…

We learned about this event from Inside the Story, which is bursting with events this month, from Einstein is for Everyone, the “Write of Spring,” modern art at LACMA, sculpture in the 20th century, “Blurring the Lines with Decorative Arts,” commentary from the brilliant Patt Morrison, and “Looking East” at the Getty. Check it out and make your reservations now!

Inside the Story’s tours, lectures, and gatherings are only becoming more and more popular; it’s important to reserve your space as early as possible.

1 Response for “Euro Pane & Poetry”

  1. Euro Pane has been a supporter of writers, such as the LA centric SLake journals. I have Lester’s, a Pasadena area writer, 1st book of poetry. Wonderful. I hope he’s been invited to LitFest!



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