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Beach=Culture: Poetry by the SeaDate: Sep 10th, 2012
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Highway
Santa Monica, CA
Join Red Hen Press in celebrating poetry and culture at the historic Annenberg Beach House, a gold coast gem that overlooks the ocean and once housed the stars of the golden era of Hollywood. Readers for the evening will be celebrated Red Hen authors Jessy Randall, Charles Harper Webb, Kelly Barth, and Eloise Klein Healy. For more information regarding this event, please email email@example.com. To reserve a seat, visit www.annenbergbeachhouse.com/cultural-programs.
Jessy Randall’s collection of poems A Day in Boyland, was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. Her other books include a young adult novel, The Wandora Unit, and a collection of collaborative poems, Interruptions, written with Daniel M. Shapiro. Randall’s poems have been hung from trees, made into rock songs by garage bands, used in library advertisements, and sold in gumball machines. Her writing has appeared in Asimov’s, Flurb, Many Mountains Moving, McSweeney’s, Mudfish, Opium, Painted Bride Quarterly, Rattle, and Brain, Child. Randall writes regularly for Verbatim: The Language Quarterly. She spent her childhood in and around Rochester, New York, and now lives in Colorado Springs with her husband and two children. Her newest collection of poetry, Injecting Dreams into Cows, was released by Red Hen Press in September 2012.
Charles Harper Webb’s numerous books of poetry include Reading the Water, Tulip Farms and Leper Colonies, Amplified Dog, and Stand Up Poetry: An Expanded Anthology, which he edited. Shadow Ball: New & Selected Poems is his most recent collection, from the University of Pittsburgh Press. Among Webb’s awards are the Morse Poetry Prize, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Felix Pollock Prize, the Benjamin Saltman Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and a Guggenheim fellowship. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Paris Review, Iowa Review, Ploughshares, Michigan Quarterly Review, Poets of the New Century, and Best American Poetry. A former rock singer/guitarist, he is a licensed psychotherapist, and directs the MFA Program at California State University, Long Beach.
Kelly Barth was a fiction fellow in the University of Montana’s creative writing program and has received fellowships from the Missouri Arts Council and the Kansas Arts Commission. Her work has been published in anthologies and literary journals, most recently Coal City Review and Muse & Stone. She lives in a very small house with her partner Lisa Grossman in Lawrence, Kansas. Her first book, My Almost Certainly Real Imaginary Jesus, was released by Arktoi Books, an imprint of Red Hen Press, in September 2012.
Eloise Klein Healy is the author of six books of poetry, most recently, The Islands Project: Poems for Sappho (Red Hen Press, 2007). She has been awarded artist residencies at The MacDowell Colony and Dorland Mountain Colony. She directed the Women’s Studies Program at CSU Northridge and was founding chair of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles. Her imprint with Red Hen Press, Arktoi Books, specializes in publishing the work of lesbian authors. She is currently at work on a new book, to be released by Red Hen in 2013.