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Lamott: Laughter is carbonated holiness

December 1, 2022


Enjoy some carbonated holiness in the form of poetry on Thursday, December 1 with featured readers Barbara Henning and Florence Weinberger plus an open mic at EP Foster Library 651 E. Main St. Ventura, CA with host Phil Taggart at 6:30 Pacific time in person or on ZOOM.

Join Zoom Meeting at 6pm to chat and sign up for the open mic:
Here’s a sample of Barbara Henning’s poetry, “5 Poems from Digigram”
Here’s a sample of poetry from Florence Weinberger “Surge and Seizure at Bodies of Proof”
I plan to be there and there might be a few of my students as well sharing work from The Last Survivors:
Poetry is every Thursday at EP Foster; upcoming readers include:
  • February 2 Kevin Clark
  • March 2 Michael Simms and Laure-Anne Bosselaar
  • April 6 SALT publication reading

For more poetry, check out:

Ventura County Poetry Project
AskewPoetryJournal… over 1000 videos
And how about some cool words to use and laugh about?
  1. Rendition
  2. Obfuscate
  3. Progeny
  4. Drudge
  5. Commandeer
  6. Dejected
  7. Rapture
  8. Momentous
  9. Engulf
  10. Ubiquitous
  11. Supplant
  12. Impervious
  13. Exuberant
  14. Inundate
  15. Catastrophic
  16. Ambivalent
  17. Anthropocene
  18. Degrade
  19. Discrimination
  20. Empirical
  21. Ethnocentric
  22. Euphemism
  23. Exquisite
  24. Feminism
  25. Nature Deficit Disorder
  26. Primary source
  27. Secondary source
  28. Solace
  29. Thesis
  30.  Manifesto


Threads of Awakening Artist Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo is one of the only westerners trained in the rare Buddhist art of silk applique thangkas. and  His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave his blessings to Leslie’s work and encouraged her to make images that speak to the spiritual aspirations of people across religions and cultures. Leslie’s work combines the traditional and contemporary, and her fascinating story is the subject of the acclaimed documentary film, Creating Buddhas: the Making and Meaning of Fabric Thangkas. Leslie mentors a select group of students around the world through her Stitching Buddhas Virtual Apprentice Program, and her Weekly Wake-ups provide a thread of inspiration to set the week on the path to awakening.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Patrick Duffy permalink
    December 1, 2022 7:51 am

    Anne’s not gonna be there, is she?

    (I used to see her a lot when I lived in Marin…)

    Hope all is well,


  2. December 4, 2022 9:25 am

    I wish! But no. Just her quote. I saw her in Marin once as well — reading at a book store. I also heard her read in Santa Cruz once.

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