Happy Birthday Toni Morrison!Books Authors Poetry Short Stories Booksellers Today, Beloved author Toni Morrison turned 88 years old. We wish you a happy birthday Ms. Morrison. My friend and mentor, Professor Emeritus Dr. Eugene B. Redmond speaks about you often. From your days as senior editor at...
Luis Rodriguez poems: “Heavy Blue Veins: Watts 1959” and “Words” + Post Laureate updatesHeavy Blue Veins: Watts, 1959 Heavy blue veins streak across my mother’s legs, Some of them bunched up into dark lumps at her ankles. Mama periodically bleeds them to relieve the pain. She carefully cuts the engorged veins with a razor And drains them into a...
Rhiannon McGavin’s book “Branches” is on sale – plus she reveals her 3 favorite poetry books for poets by poets, and video explaining why
Rhiannon McGavin is Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles (2016), and a current English major at UCLA. Her first collection of poetry, Branches, was published in 2017 with Penmanship Books. She has performed her original poetry from the Hollywood Bowl to the Library of Congress, and makes creative writing more accessible through her online work.
Polavision by Susan Hayden – A captivating poetic Memoir inspired by a Terence Winch poem
“Around 1966, I was bitten after hours by a standard poodle named Coco. My pediatrician had to make a house call to give me a tetanus shot. I wanted to marry Dr Sokoloff and faked sick all the time so he would have to examine me. I was three. He was James Coburn’s double. I’d seen “Ride Lonesome”; I already knew my future husband would be like a steak at The Palm, a Prime Porterhouse; rough-hewn on the outside, tender underneath.”
Library Girl “Susan Hayden” says in Interview, Don’t be Quiet – Your Words Matter!
Susan Hayden is the Creator/Producer & Curator of the monthly, mixed-genre literary series, Library Girl, now in its 9thyear at the Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica, CA. In 2015, she was presented with the Bruria Finkel/Artist In The Community Award by the Santa Monica Arts Commission for her “significant contributions to the energetic discourse within Santa Monica’s arts community.” Susan’s proudest achievement has been raising her son, singer-songwriter Mason Summit.