My poetry partner, Nancy Lynée Woo, was interviewed recently by Maxine Thompson on Artists First. She talks about the press we co-founded, Lucid Moose Lit, and the anthology Gutters & Alleyways (also being featured at the reading I co-host next Monday at Gatsby Books). She explains how we collaborated on the project and our mutual experiences on poverty. She also does a beautiful job reading a poem I wrote for the anthology, “Why I Can’t Kill Daddy Long Legs Hiding in My Shower Curtain”. Listen to the interview and learn a bit more about our poetry partnership and press.
On Tuesday, November 11th, Nancy Lynée Woo and I will be reading from Gutters & Alleyways: Perspectives on Poverty and Struggle at THE RwIrGiHtTe READ monthly series curated by our dear friend, Peggy Dobreer, at Stories Books in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. We will be joined by Jessica Piazza, author of Interrobang, and open readers! Sign ups start at 6:30 and reading begins at 7 pm. Check out more details on the Facebook event page.
Check out this link to a really nice article on the Long Beach Press Telegram. Richard Guzman interviewed my poetry partner, Nancy Lynée Woo, and I about the launch of Lucid Moose Lit back in September. He also added some quotes from our dear friends, G. Murray Thomas and Clifton Snider. A photographer from the Daily Breeze came to our reading a couple weeks ago at Public Beer & Wine and took some photos of us for the article. Very exciting to have this feature in the largest Long Beach newspaper!
Sarah Thursday and Nancy Lynée Woo are at it again! We have been very busy bees launching a new press, Lucid Moose Lit, and feel it’s time to get back to how we first became poetry partners, by reading you a full set of our own poems. Join us in Pasadena in the back room at the Santa Catalina Branch Library with host, Don Kingfisher Campbell, and fellow poet, Marvin Dorsey. There will be a open reading list if you also have poems to share.
We’ll have lots or goodies for you, including our most recent projects, Gutters & Alleyways, Cadence Collective Anthology, poetry books, and both our poetry with music CDs. See you there!
Santa Catalina Branch Library 999 E Washington Blvd, Pasadena, California 91104
I am extremely excited about releasing this beautiful anthology, Gutters & Alleyways: Perspectives on Poverty and Struggle, with Nancy Lynée Woo through out joint social justice project, Lucid Moose Lit. If you live in the area, come out to our event on Sunday, September 28th! RSVP on Facebook for more details.
This is going to be a fierce event where I get to feature my current and future Sadie Girls: Nancy Lynée Woo, Raquel Reyes-Lopez, JL Martindale, and Elmast Kozloyan. Lucid Moose is also represented, so you get an even extra special-er night! Find more information on the Facebook event page and at SheZilla.
On September 27th, 2014, The Long Beach Folk Revival Festival will be taking over the Rainbow Lagoon in downtown Long Beach. Our favorite indie bookstore, Gatsby Books, will have a booth across from the Mill Stage. My poetry partner in crime, Nancy Lynée Woo and I will be at the booth from 2-3 pm to represent all of our poetry projects: Cadence Collective, Sadie Girl Press, and Lucid Moose Lit. Come by and say hello!
The new issue of of the San Pedro River Review is out with my poem, “Lament for the Atlantic”! I couldn’t be more honored to share pages with someone whose work has meant more to me than I can explain. Ellen Bass. It’s almost as amazing as sitting behind Sharon Olds at AWP. I am also happy to be in the same journal with my poetry mother, Ricki Mandeville; Lucid Moose Angel, Michael Dwayne Smith; and Long Beach legend, Gerald Locklin. How did I get so lucky?
Nancy Lynee Woo and I have been working on an exciting project called Gutters & Alleyways: Perspectives on Poverty and Struggle and it’s getting closer to being complete. It’s part of Lucid Moose Lit, which is dedicated to social justice issues. We have a release date of September 28th to coincide with the 100 Thousand Poets for Change global event. It includes over 80 contributors from all over. There are a lot of expenses involved with this project, the greatest of which is printing and shipping over 80 contributors copies. We started an Indiegogo campaign to help with some of the costs and if anyone is interested, please take a minute to check it out!
Click on the Indiegogo link here or copy and paste this: http://igg.me/at/LucidMooseLit
I am working with my partner in poetry, Nancy Lynée Woo, on a project called “Gutters and Alleyways: Perspectives on Poverty and Struggle“. We are creating a perfect bound print anthology of poetry, prose, and art based on experiences in poverty. This project has been on our minds for several months, and we are now pushing it forward full force! This will be published under Lucid Moose Lit, a press focused on social justice issues, which already has new ideas itching to be born. If you have poetry, prose, or art demonstrating a perspective on poverty, please check out the link for more details. The deadline is fast approaching, July 15th!!