Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘local poets’


The Last Letter

The Last Letter

You told me be another and taped her bio to my face—curls alight at every curve. Couldn’t because— my hair split at each end—I’m not. Since then, my bones have chipped to landscapes unknown before. I am writing to ask, do you know there’ll soon be no more elephants? Tusks turned to necklaces. Remember how […]

Poetry Circus 2017

Poetry Circus 2017

Celebrating the 97th anniversary of the 19th amendment—prohibiting the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex— The Poetry Circus presents “Ladies Night” on August 26. Griffith Park’s lovely merry-go-round is the venue for Poetry Circus. Not only are free merry-go-round rides on the menu, […]

Night Ladder by Lois P. Jones

Night Ladder by Lois P. Jones

Lois P. Jones is a woman we’ve been honored to get to know (a wee little bit) during this last year. On the other hand, Jones is well known by many thanks to her work hosting KPFK’s Poets Café for the past ten years and co-hosting Moonday Poetry in La Cañada. She’s also Poetry Editor for the Kyoto Journal […]

I Do Exist

I Do Exist

      I Do Exist It’s hard to hear my mom talking baby talk. I’d rather go to sleep than think of this. It seems so fast—from craziness of raising a child alone To carrying a diaper bag for my mom. There is no special shower thrown, in which I receive a diaper bag […]

The Poetry Circus: It’s an Experience & It Needs our Generosity

The Poetry Circus: It’s an Experience & It Needs our Generosity

From HP, September 2015: Imagine reciting lines while riding a lion. How about riding one’s steed while being regaled with verse? Well, the “poetic rides” are free at Griffith Park’s historical and restored merry-go-round at The Poetry Circus. Favorite local writers and poets will be reading such as Ron Koertge, Kim Dower, Nicelle Davis, Douglas Kearney, […]

Indie Bookstore Day 2017

Indie Bookstore Day 2017

Vroman’s, Flintridge, Book Alley, Century Books: Thank you, Universe, for independent book stores! Saturday, April 29 is Independent Bookstore Day and  here’s what’s on the menu: Vroman’s at 3 p.m.: Author Liza Palmer discusses and signs The F Word!. Olivia Morten’s constantly hungry (literally), captive to her high-flying publicist job, and missing her drop-dead-gorgeous doctor-husband. With an […]

Bill Wishner: Post No Bills

Bill Wishner: Post No Bills

Bill Wishner is a Pasadena local, a photographer with 20 years experience and has a reputation for his jazz photography, is founder of the f8 Pasadena Salon, and co-directs Pasadena Photography Arts. Wishner’s published two books of prose poems, serves on the board of Five Acres. And, since 2012, he’s been working on an ongoing series […]

Passings

Passings

The summer was just starting yet like a fast ride it was over. The man and the woman arrived at the end; everywhere they sensed the night blooms and crickets. They yearned for the clean, ironed sheets of blue sky that folded into the past. The man and the woman stood in the yard by […]

Poetry & Cookies

Poetry & Cookies

Malware found me one prolific night. Stole my words, my voice, my malapropisms, illiterating them from memory yet holding them for ransom, for real. Pay in bit coins the red pop-up page demanded, by a certain date after which the price will rise. I examine my maladjusted bank account and draw my optical conclusion: Byte […]

Poetry Within Reach & Poetry Pioneers

Poetry Within Reach & Poetry Pioneers

The City of Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek issued a Proclamation: Whereas to observe this month and celebrate the cultural riches our community has to offer, five of the Pasadena Rose poets will be reading… To celebrate National Poetry Month. Five of the Pasadena Rose Poets—Gerda Govine Ituarte, Marcia Arrieta, Teresa Mei Chuc, Hazel Clayton Harrison, […]

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