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RHP at the Armory Center for the Arts

 

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Red Hen Press invites you to join us at the Armory Center for the Arts, whose mission is to build on the power of art to transform lives and communities through creating, teaching and presenting the arts. The Armory Center for the Arts has been at the forefront of art education in southern California for more than 60 years. Past readers include Ron Koertge, the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and California Arts Council, whose work has been honored by the American Library Association and has received two PEN awards, Douglas Kearney, whose The Black Automaton (Fence Books, 2009) was a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award in 2010, and Brendan Constantine, poet-in-residence at the Windward School in West Los Angeles and 2002 nomination by the Poetry Super Highway for Poet Laureate of the state of California.

Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA

These events are FREE and open to the public

Suggested donation of $5

626.792.5101

Upcoming Events

 
 

February 3rd 2015 at 7:00 PM

Featuring:

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Celeste Gainey is the author of the chapbook  In the land of speculation & seismography (Seven Kitchens Press, 2011), runner-up for the 2010 Robin Becker Prize. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in BLOOM, 5AM, and Columbia Poetry Review. Graduating with a BFA in Film & Television from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, as well as earning an MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry from Carlow University, Gainey has spent over thirty-five years working with light—as a gaffer for motion pictures and as an architectural lighting designer. Her full-length collection of poetry, the GAFFER, is forthcoming from Arktoi Press.

 

Veronica Reyes

Verónica Reyes is a Chicana feminist jota poet from East Los Angeles, California. She earned her BA from California State University, Long Beach and her MFA from University of Texas, El Paso. She scripts poetry for the people. Her poems give voice to all her communities: Chicanas/os, immigrants, Mexicanas/os, and la jotería. Reyes has won AWP’s Intro-Journal Project, an Astraea Lesbian Foundation Emerging Artist award, and a Finalist for Andrés Montoya Poetry award. She has received grants and fellowships from Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ragdale Foundation, and Montalvo Arts Center. Her work has appeared in Calyx, Feminist Studies, ZYZZYZVA, The New York Quarterly, Ms. Magazine (Online), and The Minnesota Review. She is a proud member of Macondo Writers’ Workshop. Her first poetry book, Chopper! Chopper! Poetry from Bordered Lives (Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press 2013), has won Best Poetry from International Latino Book Awards 2014, Best Poetry from Golden Crown Literary Society Awards 2014, the Goldie award, and Finalist for Lesbian Poetry from Lambda Literary Awards 2014.

 

 

Terry Wolverton

Terry Wolverton is author of ten books of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction, including Embers, a novel in poems, and most recently Wounded World: lyric essays about our spiritual disquiet. She is the founder of Writers At Work, a creative writing studio in Los Angeles, and Affiliate Faculty in the MFA Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles. She is also an instructor of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. www.terrywolverton.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kim Dower

Kim (Freilich) Dower was born and raised in New York City and received a BFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, where she also taught creative writing.  Her first collection of poetry, Air Kissing on Mars, (Red Hen Press, 2010) was on the Poetry Foundation’s Contemporary Best Sellers list, and was described by the Los Angeles Times as, “sensual and evocative . . . seamlessly combining humor and heartache.” Slice of Moon, her second collection, (Red Hen Press, 2013), nominated for a Pushcart, was called, “unexpected and sublime,” by “O” magazine. Kim’s work has been featured in Garrison Keillor’s, “The Writer’s Almanac,” and Ted Kooser’s, “American Life in Poetry,” as well as in Barrow Street, Eclipse, Los Angeles Review, Ploughshares, and Rattle. Her poems are included in the anthology, Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, published by The Pacific Coast Poetry Series, an imprint of Beyond Baroque Books.  She teaches a workshop called, Poetry and Memory in the B.A. Program of Antioch University and she lives in West Hollywood, California.  www.kimdowerpoetry.com

 

 

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Moderator: Nicelle Davis is a California poet who walks the desert with her son, J.J., in search of owl pellets and rattlesnake skins. Her latest collection of poems, In the Circus of You is available from Rose Metal Press. The author of two prior collections of poetry, Becoming Judas is available from Red Hen Press. Her first book, Circe, is available from Lowbrow Press.  The Walled Wife is forthcoming from Red Hen Press in 2017. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Beloit Poetry Journal, The New York Quarterly, PANK, SLAB Magazine, and others. She is editor at large of The Los Angeles Review and has taught poetry at Youth for Positive Change, an organization that promotes success for youth in secondary schools, MHA, and with Volunteers of America in their Homeless Youth Center. Recipient of the 2013 AROHO retreat 9 3/4 Fellowship, she is honored to work as a consultant for this important feminist organization. She currently teaches at Paraclete and with the Red Hen Press WITS program.

 

 

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Eloise Klein Healy is the author of six previous books of poetry and three spoken word recordings. She was the founding chair of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles where she is Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing Emerita. Healy directed the Women’s Studies Program at California State University Northridge and taught in the Feminist Studio Workshop at The Woman’s Building in Los Angeles. She is the founding editor of Arktoi Books, an imprint of Red Hen Press specializing in the work of lesbian authors. A Wild Surmise: New & Selected Poems & Recordings is her seventh book of poems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 7th 2015 at 7:00 PM

A special Los Angeles Review reading featuring:

 

Kim Dower

 

Kim (Freilich) Dower was born and raised in New York City and received a BFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, where she also taught creative writing.  Her first collection of poetry, Air Kissing on Mars, (Red Hen Press, 2010) was on the Poetry Foundation’s Contemporary Best Sellers list, and was described by the Los Angeles Times as, “sensual and evocative . . . seamlessly combining humor and heartache.” Slice of Moon, her second collection, (Red Hen Press, 2013), nominated for a Pushcart, was called, “unexpected and sublime,” by “O” magazine. Kim’s work has been featured in Garrison Keillor’s, “The Writer’s Almanac,” and Ted Kooser’s, “American Life in Poetry,” as well as in Barrow Street, Eclipse, Los Angeles Review, Ploughshares, and Rattle. Her poems are included in the anthology, Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, published by The Pacific Coast Poetry Series, an imprint of Beyond Baroque Books.  She teaches a workshop called, Poetry and Memory in the B.A. Program of Antioch University and she lives in West Hollywood, California.  www.kimdowerpoetry.com

 

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Sean Bernard is a fiction writer, sometime critic, and writing teacher with degrees from Arizona, OregonState, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His work has been nominated for national awards and has appeared in journals including Storyglossia, Copper Nickel, CutBank, West Branch, and Santa Monica Review, among many others. He is a 2012 NEA grant recipient and has won other artist-grants from groups in Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon, as well as the 20120 Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange Award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Charles Harper Webb was a rock guitarist for fifteen years and is now a licensed psychotherapist and professor at Cal State University, Long Beach. He has written five books of poetry, including Liver, which won the 1999 Felix Pollak Prize, and Reading the Water, which won the S.F. Morse Poetry Prize and Kate Tufts Discovery Award. His manuscript, Amplified Dog, is winner of the 2005 Benjamin Saltman Award, and is published by Red Hen Press.

 

 

 

 

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