This Thursday 1/15/15 Cesar Reyes is the featured poet at the EP Foster Library in the Topping Room 651 E. Main Street, downtown Ventura. Hosted by Phil Taggart every Thursday at 7:30pm, an open mic follows the featured reader. The reading is free but they pass the hat to collect donations for the poet.
In the video above, Cesar Reyes reads his poem “Vegan” during a “young poets reading” that is an initiative by Ventura County Arts Council and the Ventura County Poet Laureateship, under Ventura County poet laureate Mary Kay Rummel and Marsha de la O. The event was held at the 643 Project Space as part of the Ventura Artist Union exhibit, “This is the Time” on October 19, 2014 in Ventura, California.
Here’s another sample poem by Cesar Reyes.
No One Likes a Split Orange
This is what it must mean to be
single. Two people texting while
sitting next to each other;
chilling at intersections.
Her telling me
“whiskey doesn’t belong in Coke cups.”
But how else am I supposed to see
the night sky light up
in her eyes when her hands
grazing mine feel like
by Cesar Reyes
Future EP Foster Thursday Night Featured Readers:
January 22 James Cushing and Tree Bernstein
January 29 Shelba Cole Robison
February 5 Jean Colonomos
February 12 John Ridland – Lincolniad
February 19 Lummox 3 reading
February 26 Maja Trochimczk and Ed Rosenthal
March 5 OPEN Mic
March 12 Vincent Mowrey
April 2 Mary Kay Rummel
April 9 Rick Lupert
May 14 Lisa Sewell and Andrea Carter Brown
Also at the EP Foster Library Saturday, February 21 at 3pm, Miramar publication party with readings by Marsha de la O, Gary Young, Suzanne Lummis, Jackson Wheeler, Polly Bee, Phil Taggart, Fernando Salinas, Friday Lubina, Florence Weinberger plus host and publisher, Christopher Buckley and more.