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Tyehimba Jess

LA Times Festival of Books: Tyehimba Jess, Amy Uyematsu, Ed Hirsch, more

23 APRIL 2022 — saturday

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Poetry Stage presents Carlos López Estrada and Spoken Word Poets, Summertime Odes Project; Christopher Merrill, Flares; Phil Taggart, Walking the Dog in a Time of Rage; Adriana E. Ramirez, In the Shadow of the Mic; Mai Der Vang, Yellow Rain; Cyrus Cassells, The World That the Shooter Left Us; Amy Uyematsu, That Blue Trickster Time; Michael Waters, Caw; Mihaela Moscaliuc, Cemetery Ink; Tyehimba Jess, Olio; CM Burroughs, Master Suffering; Edward Hirsch, The Heart of American Poetry; Victoria Redel, Paradise; Reginald Dwayne Betts, Felon; Kim Dower, I Wore this Dress Today for You, Mom; Forrest Gander, Twice Alive, Morgan Parker, Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night; Anna Journey, The Judas Ear; Nicky Beer, Real Phonies and Genuine Fakes; Roberto Tejada, Why the Assembly Disbanded; Jennifer Militello, The Pact; Ra Malika Imhotep, gossypiin; Katharine Coles, (Solve for) X; and WriteGirl Presents Sofía Aguilar reading from her work; Elena Karina Byrne emcees the Poetry Stage, University of Southern California campus, Los Angeles, free, 10:00 am-6:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit:

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8 FEBRUARY 2023 — wednesday

  • City Lights Books presents award-winning novelist Isabel Waidner, Corey Fah Does Social Mobility, discussing their new book, Sterling Karat Gold, in conversation with poet and playwright Maxe Crandall, The Nancy Reagan Collection, finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry, online via Zoom, free, Noon PST (Register to attend:

9 FEBRUARY 2023 — thursday

  • Open mic reading, anything goes, poetry, recitals, rants, rejoicings, come to read or to listen, and be a part of this collaborative experience, with musical accompaniment by Psi Process, every second Thursday of the month, The Ugly Mug Coffee House, 4640 Soquel Drive, Soquel, free, 5:30-7:15 pm PST
  • The monthly Poem Jam reading series presents writers published in the new anthology Uncommon Ground: BIPOC Journeys to Creative Activism, hosted by San Francisco Poet Laureate emerita Kim Shuck, What Unseen Thing Blows Wishes Across My Surface?, San Francisco Public Library, Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room A, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free, 6:00-7:15 pm PST (More information here:

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23 FEBRUARY 2023 — thursday

  • Poet and artist Daniela Molnar celebrates her debut collection, Chorus, winner of the Omnidawn 1st/2nd Book Award, in conjunction with her solo art show of the same name, joined by poet Brenda Hillman, Extra Hidden Life, among the Days, come for an evening of art and poetry reading, Round Weather Gallery, 951 Aileen Street, Suite P, Oakland, free, 5:00 pm PST
  • Kim Shuck, San Francisco Poet Laureate emerita, reads from her new collection of essays, Noodle, Rant, Tangent, San Francisco Public Library, Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room A, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free, 6:00-7:15 pm PST (More information here:

24 FEBRUARY 2023 — friday

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26 FEBRUARY 2023 — sunday

  • Valley Contemporary SoCal Poets Reading, featuring Laurel Ann Bogen, Washing a Language, Michael C. Ford, Emergency Exits, nominated for a 1998 Pulitzer Prize, Rick Lupert, I am not Writing a Book of Poems in Hawaii, E Amato, Swimming Through Amber, Beth Ruscio, Speaking Parts, Robert Krut, Watch Me Trick Ghosts, and Ashaki Jackson, Language Lesson, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, Los Angeles, 2:00 pm PST (RSVP to attend:

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