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University of Southern California’s Doheny Memorial Library
Tues. March 8, 5:30pm (Free Readings)
Beckian Fritz Goldberg & Gregory Orr

RUSKIN ART CLUB with Red Hen Press
Sun. Feb 13, 2pm
Kate Braverman & ChungMi Kim

Sun. March 13, 2pm
Judy Grahn & Susan McCabe

Sat.March 19, 8pm
A Tribute to Elizabeth Bishop*

Sun. April 10, 2pm
Gail Wronsky & Gerald Locklin

Sat. April 16, 8pm
Mark Wunderlich & Gillian Conoley
(co-sponsored by USC's Doheny Memorial Library)

Sun. May 1, 2pm
Bart Edleman & Jane Hilberry

Sun. May15, 2pm
Mark Jarman & Molly Bendall
(co-sponsored by USC's Doheny Memorial Library)

Sat. June 4, 8pm
A Very Special Tribute Event: Shakespeare!!!
Video: Shakespeare in American Communities
Anthology Readings: In A Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond
To Shakespeare (Univ of Iowa Press)
Special Guest Actor TBA
LetterPress broadsides

Sun. June 12, 2pm
Lisa Russ Spaar & Janet Sternburg

Forthcoming: Galway Kinnell, Sam Hamill, Dorriane Laux, Jane Miller, Dana Levin, Peter Everwine, Glyn Maxwell, Sophie Cabot Black, Patty Seyburn, David Lehman;Timothy Steele workshop; Donald Justice & Marianne Moore Tributes and more!

Tickets $10 Gen/ $5 Students, Seniors Special Evening Parking Availability

Books, Free wine & Food reception, Concerts, Workshops & Membership
Information: Elena Karina Byrne 310-669-2369

For more info: Ruskin Art Club Call 310-669-2369 www.Ruskinartclub.org
Red Hen Press: 818-831-0649 www.redhen.org
USC Doheny Library info: 213-740-2070

Don’t forget: Poetry in Motion™: LIVE in motion READINGS on the Metro, National Poetry Month, April!!! Sponsored by the MTA’s Metro Art Department. 213-922-7695


Since 1991, I have photographed more than 100 Chicano men for
my ongoing B&W photography series, CHICANO MALE UNBONDED.
Many of these works have been exhibited at various museums
throughout the U.S. and have been featured in several art
publications and newspapers. I have recently updated the
series to include the men who were photographed in 2004:

Luis J. Rodriguez

William Franco

Ernesto Chávez, Ph.D.

Victor Valle

Mike Muñoz Jr.
School Counselor

Leonardo Melchor
Deal Maker

Richard Corona
Cultural Provocateur

Robert Morales

Thank you for supporting my efforts in creating/disseminating
new images and works.

- Harry Gamboa Jr.

Harry Gamboa Jr.
P.O. Box 862015
L.A. CA 90086-2015




whosoever lathers sticky tile with mastic and places it upon perfectly good 20's and 30's honeycomb ceramic tile SHALL BE CURSED

by me until I finish the job of prying about 75 sw feet of it up, razor blade by razor blade (broke two scrapers and went through about six blades today -- am about 40% through prying, then there's removing the goo, and after that, digging out the grout and re-grouting).

Red Hen Press Reading Series
Poetry at the Ruskin
March 13, 2 p.m.

The Ruskin Art Club, founded in 1888, is Los Angeles' oldest cultural association. Its 1922 clubhouse was declared a Los Angeles Historical Monument in 1997.

JUDY GRAHN is the author of 16 books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, including The Work of a Common Woman and Blood, Bread, and Roses, as well as numerous essays, short stories, and poem-works for the stage. Widely anthologized and the recipient of many prizes, her work has won the Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award and was specially honored with the 1996 establishment by Publisher's Triangle of the Judy Grahn nonfiction award.

SUSAN McCABE is an associate professor of modern and contemporary poetics at University of Southern California. Her poetry is published in numerous journals, including Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, Barrow Street, Fence, Volt and Sonora Review. Her first critical book, Elizabeth Bishop: Her Poetics of Loss, was published by Penn State Press in 1994. Her latest book is entitled Cinematic Modernism: The Embodied Poetry of Stein, W.C. Williams, H.D. and Marianne Moore.

The Ruskin Art Club
800 S Plymouth Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
For more information: 818.831.0649
Admission: General $10/Students & Seniors $5
Seating is limited and on a first come basis
Friends of the Washington Irving Library
in honor of Black History Month

invite you to

Barbara H. Clark, storyteller

relating cultural tales (for a mature audience)

Thursday, February 24
6:00 pm
Washington Irving Branch, LA Public Library
4117 W. Washington Blvd. (at Crenshaw)
Los Angeles, CA 90018

She is author the book Developing Personal Stories, among other things.
Salt Publishing incorporates and appoints a new director

Independent literary publisher Salt Publishing has become an incorporated company and appointed a new director, Linda Bennett, to take charge of business development. Salt, founded as a partnership in 2002 by Chris Hamilton-Emery, poet and former Director of Production at CUP and his wife Jen, and supported by internationally-renowned poet John Kinsella, has a growing reputation for innovative publishing in biography, international poetry and literary criticism.

Linda Bennett, formerly an academic and director of several library supply and retail companies, founded Gold Leaf four years ago to provide business development consultancy and market research to the book industry. She will work part-time for Salt.

Chris Hamilton-Emery says: “Becoming a limited company gives us more flexibility as well as more credibility, now that we are growing so rapidly. Linda became interested in us originally because of the innovative production methods that we use; she quickly saw the potential of the list, and is helping Salt both to consolidate its customer base and to expand into new markets.”


Editors’ notes:
1. About Salt Publishing: From its offices in Cambridge, Salt publishes over 40 books a year, covering poetry, drama, fiction, biography, literary criticism and scholarly works by authors from the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the Caribbean and mainland Europe. 2. Further Details are Available from: Jen Hamilton-Emery, Salt Publishing: 01223 882220, fax 01223 882260, email jen@saltpublishing.com
Salt is leading the way in the application of modern production methods to reach a world-wide audience.”


Stan Apps will be reading with Ara Shirinyan, Bruna Mori, and a San Francisco poet whose name I am forgetting at The Smell (on Main between 2nd and 3rd, enter through the alleyway), on Saturday, February 19th, between 6-9.

I hope you can make it, and invite friends if you think they might be interested.
Spring 2005 Visiting Writers Series at the Mountain Bar in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, 473 Gin Ling Way, Central Chinatown Plaza (between Broadway &

All events are free of charge but seating is limited.

February 10 – Thursday, 8 p.m. -- Jennifer Moxley & Steve Evans. Jennifer Moxley is the author of Imagination Verses (Tender Buttons 1996; Salt 2003), The Sense Record and Other Poems (Edge 2002; Salt 2003) and Often Capital (Flood 2005). Her translation of the French poet Jacqueline Risset's 1976 book The Translation Begins was published by Burning Deck in 1996. Steve Evans teaches contemporary poetry, poetics, and critical theory at the University of Maine, where he also coordinates the New Writing Series and works for the National Poetry Foundation. His articles and reviews have appeared in numerous magazines and journals and he tends a website at www.thirdfactory.net and serves as a contributing editor for The Poker. Evans will give a brief talk on directions in contemporary poetry and Moxley will read from her recent work.

February 17 – Thursday, 7 p.m. -- Aimee Bender
Aimee Bender is the author of two books of short fiction, The Girl in the Flammable Skirt and An Invisible Sign of My Own, and a forthcoming collection from Doubleday which will be out Fall 2005. Her fiction has been published in Granta, GQ, Harper's, The Paris Review, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, and other journals, as well as heard on NPR's “This American Life.” She teaches at USC.

March 1 – Tuesday, 7 p.m. – Carol Treadwell & Ken McCullough Seismicity Editions, a project of Otis’ Graduate Writing program, celebrates the publication of its first two books of fiction: a first novel, Spots and Trouble Spots, by San Francisco Bay Area resident Carol Treadwell, and Left Hand, a collection of short fiction by Minnesota poet, essayist and biographer, Ken McCollough. The authors will read from their work and be on hand to sign copies of their books.

March 10 – Thursday, 7 p.m. -- Gary Lutz
Gary Lutz is the author of two short-story collections: Stories in the Worst Way (published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1996 and by 3rd bed in 2002) and I Looked Alive (Black Square Editions/Four Walls Eight Windows in 2003). Lutz ’s work has appeared in many literary journals, including Conjunctions,
Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Fence, NOON, StoryQuarterly, The Quarterly, Denver Quarterly, Dominion Review, Post Road, Cimarron Review, and Mid-American Review, as well as in three anthologies: The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, Fetish, and The Random House Treasury of Light Verse. He has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts. He is the co-author of The Writer’s Digest Grammar Desk Reference, forthcoming in June 2005. He lives in western Pennsylvania.

March 30 – Wednesday, 7 p.m. -- Ann Cummins
Ann Cummins has published stories in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Antioch Review, and elsewhere; her fiction has been anthologized in a variety of series including The Best American Short Stories, The Prentice Hall Anthology of Women’s Literature, and The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories. A 2002 recipient of a Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship, her short story collection, Red Ant House, was published by Houghton Mifflin (2003). Her first novel, Yellowcake, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin. She divides her time between Oakland and Flagstaff, where she teaches creative writing at Northern Arizona University.

April 6 – Wednesday, 7 p.m. -- Wells Tower
Wells Tower is a recipient of the Paris Review Discovery Prize, a Pushcart Prize and a Henfield Foundation award. His writing has appeared in The Paris Review, McSweeney’s, the Oxford American, Fence, The Believer, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, and the Washington Post Magazine, where he is a frequent contributor. He lives in North Carolina, and is at work on a novel.

April 26—Tuesday, 8 p.m. – Contemporary Poetry from Quebec Celebrating the publication of a "micro anthology" of contemporary Quebecois poetry in the latest issue of The New Review of Literature, this event brings together poets from Quebec and the U.S. in a cross-cultural poetic dialogue.

May 3 -- 7:30 p.m. – Intersections: Innovative Poetry in Southern California
and the New Review of Literature, vol.2. no.2 Publication party for a long-awaited anthology of Southland poetry, featuring some of the most interesting writing anywhere in the U.S. over the last thirty years. Edited by Douglas Messerli for his Green Integer Books, Intersections includes selections from the work of Will Alexander, David Antin, Rae Armantrout, Therese Bachand, Todd Baron, Guy Bennett, Franklin Bruno, Wanda Coleman, Robert Crosson, Catherine Daly, Barbara Maloutas, Deborah Meadows, Haryette Mullen, Martin Nakell, Dennis Phillips, Christopher Reiner, Martha Ronk, Joe Ross, Jerome Rothenberg, Mark Salerno, Standard Schaefer, John Thomas, Paul Vangelisti, and Diane Ward. Many of the featured writers will be on hand to sign copies of Intersections. Also, hot off the press, the fourth issue of New Review of Literature, featuring new work by Stacey Levine, R.M. Berry, Bruce Henricksen, Jorge Mirales, Cole Swenson, John Latta, Ralph Angel, Jaime Saenz, Diane Ward, and an interview with Richard Foreman.


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I broke even on the ebay auctions -- on the four items that sold, plus the fees, I got my money out of them. Not including the effort or the time to pack!
we have a small Anya Fisher that's a modernist sea shell & Im calling to see if they'll include it...

February 10 – April 20, 2005

Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery (Downtown)
7 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Contact, Edward Cella
Phone, (805) 730-1460, Fax: (805) 730-1462
Web site,
A portfolio sampling of Anya Fisher’s exhibition may be viewed at the gallery's Web site,

Open Daily 10am-5:30pm
Please direct e-mail inquiries about the exhibition to the gallery’s address (above); DO NOT use “Reply” button, it will send to ArtScene.
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Anya Fisher

An artist bound by line, bent into shape, soaked into expending volume of color, considers himself a free man.
--Anya Fisher

Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery is pleased to present Anya Fisher, its’ fifth exhibition of oil paintings by the artist which combine Fisher’s ideas of mysticism and feminism that create a unique visual language through her distinctive use of line, color and volume.

Born in Odessa, Russia in 1905 to an affluent family, Anya Fisher demonstrated her first artistic gifts as a pianist when she was just five years old. Shortly after the Bolsheviks killed her father in 1917, her mother fled with this gifted artist and her two sisters to America. After a short career with the Minneapolis Symphony and a brief marriage, she moved to San Francisco and met the love of her life, Eddie Fisher. The two married and made their way to Los Angeles, where she painted and worked at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to fund two years of study at the Academie Frand Chaumiere in Paris. When she returned, she enrolled in classes with Rico Lebrun at the Jepson Art Institute.

Fisher’s aesthetics unite West Coast Modernism with references to Russian Orthodox icons that create her distinct style. Fisher’s figurative work concentrates exclusively on women, whom radiate the polarities of power and tenderness. The woman is no longer a mere object, but stands as an incarnation of the sublime creative force. Girl in Dark Dress Seated in Orange shows how Anya portrays women in strong abstracted forms against a field of Hard Edge inspired color. Anya’s still lifes and landscapes are fashioned much like her figurative work because they defy convention and invoke the metaphysical.

Fisher’s works are held in select public collections such as the Pasadena Art Museum, Long Beach Museum of Art, LACMA, and National Museum of Women in the Arts. Anya Fisher has a long history of exhibitions starting as early as 1947 at The Esther Robles Gallery, in Los Angeles. The latest exhibition featured at Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery presents a selection of paintings that provide a rich experience for the visual senses.