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Listen, Read: Poetry by Suzanne Lummis, Christopher Buckley plus AP and Students

December 1, 2014
On Thurs. Dec 4 and again Thur. Dec. 11, please join my Ventura College students and I at EP Foster Library in the Topping Room for the poetry reading that happens almost every Thursday at 7:30pm. Located at 651 E. Main Street in downtown Ventura across from Winchesters and between Chestnut and Fir, the reading is hosted by Phisuzanne and Vine 1944l Taggart; open mic follows the featured reader, and we will be reading in the open mic. Sign-ups are at 7:15pm. On Dec 4,  LA’s Suzanne Lummis features.  Among her many accolades, Suzanne Lummis won the 2013 Blue Lynx Poetry Prize for her latest collection of poems, Open 24 Hours. Her poem “How I Didn’t Get Myself to a Nunnery” is in the November 3, 2014 issue of the New Yorker 11/3/2014; read and listen to it here: www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/11/03/didnt-get-nunnery.

Suzanne Lummis is associated with the Los Angeles “Stand Up Poets” of the 80’s, who advocated a vibrant oral poetry, as well as strong attention to literary detail and value. She is also often grouped with the “Fresno Poets” who studied with Phillip Levine, Peter Everwine and Charles Hanzlicek in the legendary Fresno State University writing program. Her defining essay on “poems noir”—poems that draw some tonal inspiration from the low-budget, black-and-white crime movies of the 40s and 50s—appeared in New Mexico’s Malpais Review. In 2013, NPR’s “All Things Considered” featured her in a segment titled, “Writing Noir Poetry, with LA as a Backdrop” which you can read and listen to here. open24hours3-1Poems by Suzanne Lummis have been published in a number of major literary journals, including The New Yorker, Ploughshares, The Hudson Review, New Ohio Review, The Antioch Review, and Hotel Amerika. They have also appeared or are forthcoming in the Knopf anthologies, Poems of Murder and Mayhem, Poems of the American West, and Human and Inhuman Monstrous Verse. Heyday Books published her earlier collection, In Danger.

Following Suzanne Lummis on December 11 is Christopher Buckley.
 Upcoming readings:
January 15  Jules Nyquist & John Roche
January 22  James Cushing
January 29  Shelba Cole Robison
February  5  Jean Colonomos
February 12  John Ridland – Lincolniad

 

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  1. December 1, 2014 10:23 am

    Reblogged this on whisper down the write alley and commented:

    Here are all the details for our publication parties Dec. 4 and 11 at EP Foster Library, Ventura.

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