Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘poetry readings’


The Tooth Fairy

The Tooth Fairy

    The Tooth Fairy I pictured a figure somewhere between Tinker Bell and Dopey, wafting down through slumberland to collect, for some uncanny reason, my latest molar, placed with care between sheet and pillow, where, in the morning, I’d find another shiny dime. The fairy hailed, I felt, from the box-top capital, Battle Creek, […]

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, […]

STAKE

STAKE

  Persuaded by late-night movies of Lugosi, I shrouded myself with Grandfather’s brown bathrobe and became Dracula. On moonless nights, I left the refrigerator door ajar to create Nosferatu shadows. The fedora box on the commode looked like a cat, a gargantuan bat, a beheaded horseman. My slippers scraped against the marble of the corridor. […]

Chiwan Choi at March Whisky & Poetry Salon

Chiwan Choi at March Whisky & Poetry Salon

We have been extolling Kim Ohanneson and Karolyn Kiisel’s Whisky & Poetry Salon since we first attended in January 2014. Now into its fourth year, W&PS is going strong. We love Chiwan Choi!  We love him and we’re so lucky to book him as our feature poet for the March 16 Whisky & Poetry Salon—just after […]

Blind-Born Fish

Blind-Born Fish

If I were a blind-born fish Pale and listless on deep sea cliff, Never to know the heat of sun Nor the thin white feel of day, I could never dream of that called warm Nor vision a heat-scorched sand. I see in this colored day While sitting in filtered noontime sun, A world all […]

Future Awake in Mouth of NOW

Future Awake in Mouth of NOW

Gerda Govine Ituarte is a woman we’ve come to know; initially over a bowl of soup at Euro Pane (the original) and subsequently via quick chats at events, some phone calls, and email. She’s a businesswoman, a consultant, an activist, a supporter, and a poet. We admit readily that we are not learned when it comes […]

Baklava on the Kitchen Table

Baklava on the Kitchen Table

Fruit flies hovered over the ooze of the honey syrup. Crumbled walnuts mimicked broken teeth. No one touched them. The paper thin filo dough became wrinkled, and Mother kept pushing the plate to the center of the table. During breakfast, I placed olive seeds next to the fallen pistachios. Mother removed them with irritation and […]

Moonday & Luis J. Rodriguez

Moonday & Luis J. Rodriguez

Content courtesy of Moonday Poetry Series (thank you, Lois. P. Jones!): We’re so excited about our June features! Luis J. Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles will shake up Moonday with new work and a taste of his fantastic anthology of Los Angeles, “Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles.” […]

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