Events · Feature Readings

Dual Release with Larry Duncan on January 30th

Dual ST & LD

On Saturday, January 30th, I’ll be celebrating the release of my new CD/chapbook, How to Unexist, along with Larry Duncan’s new chapbook, Drunk on Ophelia, at Fox Coffeehouse in Long Beach. We will both be reading with the phenomenon that is BobKat and The Poet’s Band. The event will begin at 6 pm and include special guests, Nancy Lynée Woo, JL Martindale, and Daniel McGinn, plus a limited open read-with-the-band list. Both new chapbooks and other Sadie Girl Press items will be available for purchase. Ken Oddist Jones, digital artist/photographer, will be displaying and selling his work as well.

Fox Coffeehouse 437 W. Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90806

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Events · Feature Readings

Silent River Poetry Summit on September 26th

silent riverThe first annual “Silent River Poetry Summit” will take place at “Irvine Global Village Fest” in Irvine, California on Saturday, September 26th. I will be featuring with many other incredible poets, such as Daniel McGinn, John Gardiner, Denise R. Weuve, Lynne Thompson, Raundi Moore-Kondo, and Richard and Robbi Nester. The event is from 10-5 pm. Hosted by Kalpna Singh-Chitnis, this festival is part of the Silent River Film and Literary Society. Find out more and RSVP on Facebook.

Bill Barber Park : 4 Civic Center Plz, Irvine, California 92606

 

2010s · All the Tiny Anchors · Poetry · Unanchored

The Silence of Trains

“You fall in love
with someone who knows
the same silence as you”
Daniel McGinn

I fell in love with the man
who knew the same silence—
the silence of trains up close
in roaring motion, the strength
is deafening, a lulling voice
Its constancy feels like comfort

I loved the man who knew
the silence of city lights
from hill tops at midnight
The stars blushing down
at Los Angeles sprawled out
limbs open wide

The silence of public spaces
after dark, after closing,
after all other souls
are empty from it

I fell in love with the man
whose tongue filled
with paper and sand,
whose throat I saw dancing,
telling secrets, whose hands—
those hands said things
out loud for the first time

I’d been listening for years
Hear it? The silence, it swallows me

Originally appeared on Cadence Collective.

Events · Feature Readings

Rock and Robin NaPoMo Poetry Party

April is National Poetry Month! Come out and celebrate poetry with an exciting night with dynamo readers Daniel McGinn, G. Murray Thomas, Raundi Kai Moore-Kondo, JL Martindale, Sarah Thursday, Nancy Lynée Woo, Fernando Gallegos, Larry Raymond Duncan, and Alan Passman. With special musical guests, a poetry writing workshop and an open mic! All this great stuff and it’s FREE!

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Robin harmonica copy