For this fall, the good people at Spot Literary Magazine, a literary journal that has published several of my essays, arranged back-to-back readings in Long Beach, California, and I’ll be participating in both.
On Saturday, November 20, at 7 pm, I’ll be reading from Fighters & Writers (Mongrel Empire Press). I’ll be joined by a trio of poets who’ll be reading from their new books:
Tobi Cogswell is a Pushcart Prize nominee and co-recipient of the first annual Lois and Marine Robert Warden Poetry Award from Bellowing Ark Press. Her work can be read in SLM, Penumbra, Spoon River Poetry Review, Decanto, Illya’s Honey, Slab, Rhino and Blue Earth Review among others. She is co-editor of San Pedro River Review. She will be reading from Poste Restante (Bellowing Ark Press).
Fred Voss has been a machinist for thirty years and a poet for twenty-two years. He has twice been the subject of feature programs on BBC Radio 4, and he has done six reading tours of Great Britain. He will read from Hammers and Hearts of the Gods (Bloodaxe Books; U.S. distribution by Dufour Editions).
Joan Jobe Smith, founding editor of Pearl magazine and the Bukowski Review, has published seventeen books of poetry and two cookbooks. She’s a Pushcart Prize recipient and her PowWow Café was a Forward Prize finalist. Ambit has published chapters from her memoir Tales of an Ancient Go-Go Girl, a James Jones First Novel Fellowship finalist. She will read from Joan’s Own Good-4-You Cook Book (Pearl Books).
On Saturday, November 21, at 7 pm, SLM contributors will read from Volume 4, Number 2.
Both events are slated to occur at the same site:
2110 N. Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90815 (between Sterns & the 405 fwy)
Mongrel Empire Press has posted details about these events as well as Wordstock, where I’ll be reading in October, on its events page.
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