Arcade Poetry Series
February 13 - Suzanne Lummis and Glenna Luschei
Suzanne Lummis is the director of The Los Angeles Poetry Festival, Literary curator for Lummis Day: The Festival of Northeast Los Angeles, co-editor with Henry Morro of The Pacific Coast Poetry Series/Beyond Baroque Books, and the editor of its first publication Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angele and Beyond, named one of the 10 Best Books of 2015 in The Los Angeles Times. Her poetry has appeared in numerous national literary magazines, including Ploughshares, The Hudson Review, The New Ohio Review, The Antioch Review and The New Yorker. Her most recent collection, Open 24 Hours, received the Blue Lynx Poetry Prize and was published by Lynx House Press. She was the recipient of Beyond Baroque’s 2015 George Drury Smith Outstanding Achievement in Poetry Award. Lummis teaches poetry through the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.
Glenna Luschei is an avocado rancher in the Carpinteria Valley. As a PhD in Hispanic Languages from UCSB, she has also served as a interpreter for migrant workers. She has published her Solo Press books and magazines for fifty years. As a young poet she was chosen by Galway Kinnell as winner of an emerging poets ntest to read at the Westside Y in NYC. As an older poet she received an National Endowments of the Arts Fellowship and was inducted as Poet Laureate of San Luis Obispo for the year 2000.00. As a still older poet, she is the subject of a movie, Between Two Rivers, produced by Poet Laureate Phil Taggart and Marsha de la O.
Her latest book is Zen Duende by Presa Press, 2015. That unreadable word in line 3 is contest!
Poetry Readings begin at 7 pm
CAM Members Free and $ 3 non-members
March 19 - Sojourner Kinkaid Rolle and Lois P. Jones
April 16 - Lynne Thompson, Carol V. Davis and Jennifer Kelley
May 14 - Florence Weinberger and Amy Uyematsu
June 25 - Angel Garcia and Teddy Macker
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organized by Jackson Wheeler
The Arcade Poetry Series is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation and in part by the Carnegie Art Museum Cornerstones.