Pasadena’s Red Hen Press is a nonprofit literary organization, whose author Eloise Klein was recently appointed the first Poet Laureate of Los Angeles.
On Friday, February 10th, four of their other poets will give a reading at The Ruskin Art Club, which was founded in 1888 and is Los Angeles’ oldest cultural association. Its 1922 clubhouse was declared a Los Angeles Historical Monument in 1997.
The four poets who will be reading are:
Suzanne Lummis is the co-founder and director of the nonprofit arts organization, The Los Angeles Poetry Festival, which established the long-running Newer Poets reading, part of the Los Angeles Public Library’s ALOUD Series.
Of Rex Wilder’s first book from Red Hen Press, Walking Bodies (2006), the two-time U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins says: “In Rex Wilder’s poetry, the tired English of everyday use comes back to us refreshed and full of its original surprise.”
Martha Ronk is the author of several collections, including Vertigo (Coffee House Press, 2007), which was selected by C.D. Wright as part of the National Poetry Series. She is currently living in L.A. and is a professor of English at Occidental College.
Red Hen Press Poetry Reading
Sunday, Feb. 10th, 2 p.m.
The Ruskin Art Club, 800 S. Plymouth Blvd., L.A. 90005
Admission: general, $10; students & seniors, $5
For more info, call 323.936.4632 or visit redhen.org