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Red Hen Press, a Los Angeles independent publisher founded by Kate Gale, offers poetry readings, poetry contests, book awards, and more.

RHP at Boston Court

 

 

Red Hen Press partners with Boston Court Performing Arts Center, a venue dedicated to presenting works that are creative, bold, and daring. It strives to challenge the audiences of Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley with diverse programs in an intimate setting. Past readers include Yusef Komunyakaa, recipient of the 1994 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, B.H. Fairchild, who has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, the William Carlos Williams Award, the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and the PEN Center USA West Poetry Award, Nikky Finney, recipient of a PEN America Open Book Award and the Benjamin Franklin Award for Poetry, and Garrett Hongo, whose The River of Heaven (Knopf, 1988) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and whose honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Boston Court Performing Arts Center
70 North Mentor Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106

General admission $10
PSA members, students & seniors $5
Click here for advance tickets
or call 626.683.6883

Upcoming Events

July 15th 2014 @ 7pm

Featuring:

acf 2ACF Music with Readers

The American Composers Forum enriches lives by nurturing the creative spirit of composers and communities. We provide new opportunities for composers and their music to flourish, and engage communities in the creation, performance and enjoyment of new music.

 

 

laurel-ann-bogenLaurel Ann Bogen is the author of ten books of poetry and short fiction, including Washing a Language; Fission; The Last Girl in the Land of the Butterflies and Rag Tag We Kiss. Her New and Collected Poems is forthcoming from Red Hen Press. Since 1990 she has been an instructor of poetry and performance for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, where she received the Outstanding Instructor of the Year award in 2008. Well known for her lively readings, Bogen has read her work at Cornell University, The Savannah College of Art and Design, The Knitting Factory (NYC), The L.A. Metropolitan Transit Authority, MOCA and LACE.  She is a recipient of the Pacificus Foundation’s Curtis Zahn Poetry Prize, two awards from the Academy of American Poets and a 2011 Pushcart Prize nomination. Her work has appeared in over 100 literary magazines and anthologies.

 

Brendan Constantine standard Headshot LARGEBrendan Constantine is a poet based in Hollywood. His work has appeared in numerous journals, most notably Ploughshares, FIELD, Zyzzyva, Ninth Letter, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, ArtLife, PANK, and L.A. Times Best Seller, The Underground Guide to Los Angeles. His first book, Letters To Guns (Red Hen Press 2009), is now required reading in creative writing programs across the nation. His most recent collections are Birthday Girl With Possum (Write Bloody Publishing 2011) and Calamity Joe (Red Hen Press 2012).

Mr. Constantine has had work commissioned by the Getty Museum and he has received grants from the James Irvine Foundation and the National Endowment of the Arts. He is currently poet in residence at the Windward School and adjunct professor at Antioch University. In addition, he regularly offers classes in hospitals, prisons, shelters, and with the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project.

Just KibbeJust Kibbe’s poetry, essays, short fiction, cartoons and visual art have been published internationally in a variety of mediums. He received his MFA from Saint Mary’s College of California, and currently teaches English & Composition classes for the Incarcerated Student Program at Feather River College in Quincy, CA. Just was a founding board member of Indelible Ink: a literary performance series. From 2005-2013, he was Associate Publisher and Managing Editor of THE Magazine in Pasadena, California. Just designed and produced a Baby Obama Doll (limited edition of 500), which uses toy and packaging to make an interactive poetic statement about Americans’ relationships to political media. The doll was purchased by the University of Texas at Tyler University for their Archives & Special Collections of Historic Political Memorabilia. In 2013, Just Kibbe received a grant from the Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission to film the Sign Language translation of his Text Message Acronym Poems; the film “Elite Speaking Turquoise Monkey” premieres on June 10, 2014 at the Pasadena Playhouse.

Kate_Gale_Author_PhotoModerator: Dr. Kate Gale is the Managing Editor of Red Hen Press, Editor of The Los Angeles Review and President of the American Composers Forum, Los Angeles.  She teaches in Low Residency MFA programs around the country and serves on the boards of A Room of Her Own Foundation and Poetry Society of America.

Kate is the author six librettos including Rio de Sangre, a libretto for an opera with composer Don Davis which premiered in October 2010 at the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee.  She also wrote Paradises Lost with Ursula K. LeGuin and composer Stephen Taylor, and a libretto with composer Daniel Felsenfeld, based on T.C. Boyle’s The Inner Circle.  Her sixth poetry collection, The Goldilocks Zone, will be available from University of New Mexico Press in spring 2014.  She is also the editor of several anthologies and blogs for Huffington Post.

 

September 30th 2014 @ 7pm

Featuring:

Aimee Bender 2014Aimee Bender is the author of The Girl in the Flammable Skirt (a NY Times Notable Book), An Invisible Sign of My Own (an L.A. Times pick of the year), Willful Creatures nominated by The Believer as one of the best books of the year, and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.

Her short fiction has been published in Granta, GQ, Harper’s, Tin House, McSweeney’s, The Paris Review, and many more places, as well as heard on PRI’s This American Life and Selected Shorts. She’s received two Pushcart prizes, and was nominated for the TipTree award in 2005, and the Shirley Jackson short story award in 2010. Her fiction has been translated into ten languages. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches creative writing at USC.

Ron Carlson 2014Ron Carlson is the author of five story collections and six novels, including Return to Oakpine and The Signal. His fiction has appeared in Harper’sThe New YorkerPlayboyGQBest American Short Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. His book of poems, Room Service: Poems, Meditations, Outcries, & Remarks, was published by Red Hen Press in 2012. His book on writing, Ron Carlson Writes a Story, is taught widely. He is the director of the writing program at the University of California at Irvine and lives in Huntington Beach, California.

 

Ron KoertgeRon Koertge teaches at Hamline University in their low-residency MFA program for Children’s Writing. His new book is Sex World, his first collection of short, short fiction. His recent books of poetry include Fever (Red Hen Press, 2007), Indigo (Red Hen Press, 2009), Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses (Candlewick Press, 2012), and The Ogre’s Wife (Red Hen Press, 2013). Koertge also writes fiction for teenagers, including many novels and novels-in-verse: The Brimstone Journals, Stoner & Spaz, Strays, Shakespeare Bats Cleanup, Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs, and Coaltown Jesus. All were honored by the American Library Association, and two received PEN awards. He is the recipient of grants from the NEA and the California Arts Council and has poems in two volumes of Best American Poetry. He lives in South Pasadena, California.

Kate_Gale_Author_PhotoModerator: Dr. Kate Gale is the Managing Editor of Red Hen Press, Editor of The Los Angeles Review and President of the American Composers Forum, Los Angeles.  She teaches in Low Residency MFA programs around the country and serves on the boards of A Room of Her Own Foundation and Poetry Society of America.

Kate is the author six librettos including Rio de Sangre, a libretto for an opera with composer Don Davis which premiered in October 2010 at the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee.  She also wrote Paradises Lost with Ursula K. LeGuin and composer Stephen Taylor, and a libretto with composer Daniel Felsenfeld, based on T.C. Boyle’s The Inner Circle.  Her sixth poetry collection, The Goldilocks Zone, will be available from University of New Mexico Press in spring 2014.  She is also the editor of several anthologies and blogs for Huffington Post.

For more information regarding these events, please email publicity@redhen.org