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Featured last night as part of The Inner Four for the opening night of Poetrypalooza 2015 in the patio of Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea House in El Sereno. Read three new poems: The Best, She is a Poem, and "25 Months".
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Featured today for the fifth Altadena Poetry Review reading at the Coffee Gallery Backstage. I read my poems From The Summer of My Life (from the APR), Powerlines Above Butterflies, Theater, Two Beagles, You make me feel, and Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea Love.
Featured last night at the Stay Gallery as part of The Inner Four and More! (CaLokie, Marvin Dorsey, Mary Torregrossa, Jackie Chou, Seven Dhar, G.T. Foster, and Luis Villalobos.) I read my poems From a Distance, Road Bed, and Rectangular Man.
On Sunday evening I was featured with three poet friends (RD Armstrong, Thelma Reyna, and Nancy Shiffrin) at this cozy bookstore in Pasadena. I read poems from my latest chapbook Powerline Butterflies (She, Five Matilija Poppies, At The Cemetery Garden, Satsumas, Allusive Sights, and Powerlines Above Butterflies).
I was featured yesterday afternoon at the Rancho Park Branch Library in Palms along with RD Armstrong and Nancy Shiffrin. I performed my classic poems Mythology and Relation Ship, then five poems from my latest chapbook, Inside My Jambo Head (Always Been A Surfer, She, 25 Extremely Beautiful Minerals, Choose, and Clouds of Feelings),
I was featured last Sunday between 2:30 and 3pm along with my three of my co-horts (Marvin Dorsey, Carl Stilwell, and Mary Torregrossa). We call our little grouping The Inner Four. I performed four poems from my new chapbook, Inside My Jambo Head: Love, Where the Road Ends, Blue Bonnets, and Showing A DVD on the Galapagos to a Ninth Grade Class.
Made my 16th annual trek to Clark Magnet High School in Glendale on Friday morning to share the joy of making and performing poetry with Mrs. Guarino's Creative Writing class. I put together a six poem sampler (pictured above) featuring my poems Maya's Face, Final Exam Senryu, Lunch Murder, Space For Poetry, Choose, and Google Don Name Images. They had fun learning the ideas behind the creation of each poem and proceeded to emulate the method of their choice. Great results. Wonderful buncha kids!
I featured, along with Mary Torregrossa (next to me in photo), at the Los Angeles Poet Society's Poetry Explosion held at the McGroarty Art Center in Tujunga yesterday evening. I performed my LAPS award-winning poem "Joshua Tree Trip", a new poem "Google Don Name Images", my classic slam poem "Joe Sphincter", and a love poem chosen at random from my works-in-progress binder "Evolution".
Read my poem (From the Summer of My Life) published in the first ever Altadena Poetry Review at the publication reading inside the Altadena Senior Center yesterday afternoon, then proceeded to also perform poems by Nancy Shiffrin (Twisted Tree) and Carl Stilwell (Thanking the Birds) who could not be there at that time. When I got home I poured over the whole volume into the night!