Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"VOICES AGAINST BIG OIL" A Benefit for The Louisiana Bucket Brigade.

Join us for a night of action in response to the Gulf Oil Disaster with poets JAWANZA DUMISANI,LUIS JAVIER RODRIGUEZ, LEWIS MACADAMS, LIZ GONZALEZ, TERRI CARRION,RANDY CAUTHEN, MICHAEL ROTHENBERG with musicians BOB MALONE (piano),JEFF DELLISANTI (sax), RICHARD GRANT (trumpet) and TREVOR WARE (bass).

All proceeds got to The Louisiana Bucket Brigade, a 501(c)(3) environmental health and justice organization.

LIZ GONZALEZ's work has appeared in numerous journals, periodicals, and anthologies and will be in the forthcoming anthology Blame the Ugly Mug: Ten Years of Two Idiots Peddling Poetry. She facilitates creative writing workshops at community centers and teaches writing at Long Beach City College and creative writing at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program.
JAWANZA DUMISANI is Director of Literary Programming at The World Stage, a PEN Fellow and recipient of the 2004-2005 PEN Award; his collection, Stoetry, is available from FarStarFire Press.
LEWIS MACADAMS is a poet, journalist, filmmaker, and founder of Friends of the Los Angeles River. The River, Books 1,2, & 3 were published recently by Blue Press. He is also the author of Birth of The Cool. His most recent Blue Press book is Lyrics.
TERRI CARRION was conceived in Venezuela, born in New York to a Galician mother and a Cuban Father, and raised in Los Angeles and Miami. Her poetry, prose and photography has appeared and disappeared in various publications. RANDY CAUTHEN is Poet-in-Residence at Cal State Dominguez Hills and the author of three books: The Use of Force (poetry), Black Letters: An Ethnography of Legal Writing (nonfiction) and the forthcoming Stealing Your Death (poetry).
LUIS JAVIER RODRIGUEZ is a published poet, novelist, short story writer, memoirist and columnist. He's also founder of Tia Chucha Press and cofounder of Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural in the Northeast San Fernando Valley.
MICHAEL ROTHENBERG is editor of Big Bridge magazine, He is the author of the eco-spy thriller Punk Rockwell(Tropical Press). His most recent book of poems is My Youth As A Train (Foothills Publishing, 2010).
BOB MALONE doesn't just accompany himself on piano. "He supports his singing with pulsating, roaring keyboard work that grabs you and shakes you until you cry for mercy.”— Keyboard Magazine
JEFF DELLISANTI: Professional woodwinds player. Owns and operates all his machinery.
Special Admission: $10.00. All proceeds go to the Louisiana Bucket Brigade.

KGB Poetry: Rae Armantrout, Cornelius Eady & Linda Gregerson

November 15, 2010
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Rae Armantrout won this year’s Pulitzer Prize for poetry for her book, Versed ,which also won the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award. She is a professor of writing and literature at the University of California, San Diego, and the author of ten books of poetry.

Cornelius Eady is the author of eight books of poetry, including Hardheaded Weather: New and Selected Poems (Putnam, April 2008). His second book, Victims of the Latest Dance Craze, won the Lamont Prize from the Academy of American Poets in 1985; in 2001 Brutal Imagination was a finalist for the National Book Award. His work in theater includes the libretto for an opera, “Running Man,” which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1999. His play, “Brutal Imagination,” won Newsday’s Oppenheimer award in 2002. In 1996 Eady co-founded, with writer Toi Derricotte, the Cave Canem summer workshop/retreat for African American poets.

Linda Gregerson is the author of four poetry collections: Magnetic North (2007), Waterborne (2002),The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep (1996), and Fire in the Conservatory (1982). She is the Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, where she teaches creative writing and Renaissance literature.She has received awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Poetry Society of America, and the Modern Poetry Association, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Humanities Center, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Magnetic North was a finalist for the National Book Award, and she won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for Waterborne.

Monday, November 1, 2010