Smell Last Sunday Reading Series
on the Penultimate Sunday of May


Janet Sarbanes
Rick Snyder
Joseph Thomas
Matias Viegener

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Doors open at 6:30 pm.

5 dollars at the door to support visiting writers.

247 S. Main Street,
more or less behind Jalisco¹s,
between 2nd and 3rd streets in Downtown, Los Angeles;
enter in the alley from 3rd Street.

Janet Sarbanes has published fiction in Zyzzyva, Plum Ruby Review, Merge and Black Clock. She has recently written a series of articles on the ³aesthetic mode of sociality,² which will be collected in her forthcoming book, Gifts of Love. She teaches writing and cultural studies at the California Institute of the Arts. Tonight she will read from her novel in progress, This Land: The Adventures of The President¹s Daughter.

Rick Snyder is a poet, editor and translator (primarily of Catullus). His writings and translations have appeared in journals such as Aufgabe, Boog City, LVNG, jubilat, and Radical Society, and online at Readme, TheEastVillage, and Situations. His chapbooks Blueprint and Double Ear were published by 811 Books, and an e-chapbook, Forecast Memorial, is available as a duration e-book. He was the editor of the magazine Cello Entry and the curator of a poetics lecture series at the Dactyl Foundation in New York. He now lives in L.A.

Joseph Thomas is a poet and critic. He has published essays in Style, Children's Literature, The Hornbook Magazine, Children's Literature Association Quarterly, The Lion and the Unicorn, Reconstruction, and The
Encyclopedia of American Poetry. His poetry has appeared in Moria, River
King, and Piedmont Literary Review. His poetry chapbook, Strong Measures,
is forthcoming from Make Now Press, and his book Poetry's Playground: The
Culture of Contemporary American Children's Poetry is forthcoming from Wayne State University Press. He is the editor of the magazine formerly known as
L'bourgeoizine. He teaches at California State University Northridge.

Matias Viegener is a writer who teaches in Critical Studies and in the MFA Writing Program at CalArts. His critical work is in comparative literature, gender theory and cultural studies. His criticism appears in the collections Queer Looks: Lesbian & Gay Experimental Media (Routledge), and Camp Grounds: Gay & Lesbian Style (U Mass). He has fiction in the anthologies Men on Men 3, Sundays at Seven, Dear World, Abject and Discontents, edited by Dennis Cooper. He is the editor and co-translator of Georges Batailles' The Trial of Gilles de Rais. He has published in Bomb, Artforum, Art Issues, Artweek, Afterimage, Cargo, Critical Quarterly,High Performance, Framework, Oversight, American Book Review, Fiction International, Paragraph, Semiotext(e) and X-tra.



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Corn Allergen List

many of these items are just frequently mixed with corn, and are not corn, ex. baking powder, pure vanilla (obviously, if you get a vanilla bean, you're fine), arrowroot, etc.

Acetic acid
Alpha tocopherol
Artificial flavorings
Artificial sweeteners
Ascorbic acid
Baking powder
Barley malt
Bleached flour
Blended sugar (sugaridextrose)
Brown sugar
Calcium citrate
Calcium fumarate
Calcium gluconate
Calcium lactate
Calcium magnesium acetate (CMA)
Calcium stearate
Calcium stearoyl lactylate
Caramel and caramel color
Carbonmethylcellulose sodium
Cellulose microcrystalline
Cellulose, methyl
Cellulose, powdered
Cetearyl glucoside
Choline chloride
Citric acid
Citrus cloud emulsion (CCS)
Coco glycerides (cocoglycerides)
Confectioners sugar
Corn alcohol, corn gluten
Corn extract
Corn flour
Corn oil, corn oil margarine
Corn starch
Corn sweetener, corn sugar
Corn syrup, corn syrup solids
Corn, popcorn, cornmeal
Cornstarch, cornflour
Crosscarmellose sodium
Crystalline dextrose
Crystalline fructose
Decyl glucoside
Decyl polyglucose
Dextrose (also found in IV solutions)
Dextrose anything (such as monohydrate or anhydrous)
d-Gluconic acid
Distilled white vinegar
Drying agent
Erythorbic acid
Ethocel 20
Ethyl acetate
Ethyl alcohol
Ethyl lactate
Ethyl maltol
Food starch
Fruit juice concentrate
Fumaric acid
Germ/germ meal
Gluconic acid
Glucono delta-lactone
Glucose syrup (also found in IV solutions)
Gluten feed/meal
Golden syrup
High fructose corn syrup
Hydrolyzed corn
Hydrolyzed corn protein
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose pthalate (HPMCP)
Invert syrup or sugar
Iodized salt
Lactic acid
Lauryl glucoside
Linoleic acid
Magnesium fumarate
Malic acid
Malonic acid
Malt syrup from corn (barley malt is fine)
Malt, malt extract
Methyl gluceth
Methyl glucose
Methyl glucoside
Microcrystaline cellulose
Modified cellulose gum
Modified corn starch
Modified food starch
Molasses (corn syrup may be present; know your product)
Mono and di glycerides
Monosodium glutamate
Natural flavorings
Polylactic acid (PLA)
Polysorbates (e.g. Polysorbate 80)
Polyvinyl acetate
Potassium citrate
Potassium fumarate
Potassium gluconate
Powdered sugar
Pregelatinized starch
Propionic acid
Propylene glycol
Propylene glycol monostearate
Salt (iodized salt)
Semolina (unless from wheat)
Sodium carboxymethylcellulose
Sodium citrate
Sodium erythorbate
Sodium fumarate
Sodium lactate
Sodium starch glycolate
Sodium stearoyl fumarate
Sorbic acid
Sorbitan monooleate
Sorbitan tri-oleate
Sorghum (not all is bad; the syrup and/or grain CAN be mixed with corn)
Starch (any kind that's not specified)
Stearic acid
Sugar (not identified as cane or beet)
Tocopherol (vitamin E)
Treacle (aka golden syrup)
Triethyl citrate
Unmodified starch
Vanilla, natural flavoring
Vanilla, pure or extract
Vegetable anything that's not specific
Vinegar, distilled white
Vinyl acetate
Vitamin C and Vitamin E
Xanthan gum
Zea mays
bruna mori, if you're not going to drive to see me in Riverside:

If you're in town this Sunday, consider stopping by Betalevel in Chinatown at 2pm to participate in an informal studio recording, part of LA-LIT's ongoing series. I'll be reading poems--most I haven't read before--and there will be dim-sum. The event will last 30 to 45 minutes--enough time for discussion. Details below.

Afterward, for those who can spare time, you're invited for drinks on a sundeck at a cabin on a hill in Echo Park surrounded by a small forest, where I'm lucky enough to be housesitting. [There may be a theremin player.] Both venues are located just off of Cesar Chavez/Sunset, but call me if you get lost: 917.650.3784.

LA-Lit interviews Bruna Mori
Sunday, May 21, at 2pm
At Betalevel (www.betalevel.com)

Directions to Betalevel in Chinatown:
1. Find yourself in front of "FULL HOUSE RESTAURANT" located at 963 N. Hill Street in Chinatown. 2. Locate the tiny alley on the left hand side of Full House. 3. Walk about 20 feet down the alley (away from the street). 4. Stop. 5. Notice dumpster on your right hand side. 6. Take a right and continue down the alley. 7. Exercise caution so as not trip on the wobbly cement blocks underfoot. 8. The entrance to Betalevel is located 10 yards down on left side, behind a red door, down a black staircase.

Directions from Betalevel to the cabin, which is at 2209 Vestal, LA, CA 90026: 1. Make your way back to Cesar Chavez, and take a right. 2. Take another right on Echo Park Blvd. 3. Make a left on Donaldson [just past Baxter] and park. 4. Walk to the first corner [Vestal] and look to your right. You will notice two stairways; ascend the one on the right.

Hope to see you,


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From: LA-Lit
Date: May 14, 2006 3:15 PM
Subject: LA-Lit interviews Bruna Mori
To: brunamori@gmail.com

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LA-Lit interviews Bruna Mori
Sunday, May 21 at 2pm
At Betalevel (www.betalevel.com) (Directions Below)

We'd like to invite you to a live radio recording, poetry reading & conversation this coming Sunday May 21 at 2 p.m. at Betalevel in Chinatown. Bruna Mori will be the featured writer on LA-lit, a radio show co-curated by Mathew Timmons & Stephanie Rioux. The show (& hence the recording) lasts a little over an hour and will be about 30 minutes of reading & about 30 minutes of questions & answers/further questions – alternating between the two modes in hopes of creating a space for dynamic conversation.

Bruna Mori is the author of Dérive, a book of New York cityscape poems with sumi-ink paintings by Matthew Kinney, to be published this fall by Meritage Press. Tergiversation, her Ahadada Books chapbook, to be released this spring, is a series of homophonic and 'sensorial' translations, inspired by the work of the late Argentinean poet Alejandra Pizarnik.

In addition to her poetry and short prose, she writes creative nonfiction about art and architecture. Her most recent essay, for a forthcoming Semiotext[e] anthology, is on Isamu Noguchi's internment designs for Poston, the camp where Noguchi was [voluntarily] incarcerated during World War 2.

Born in Japan and raised in the U.S., Mori presently lives in Los Angeles, where she edits at the Getty Research Institute, and teaches at Art Center College of Design and the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Her own BA and MFA degrees were completed at the University of California, San Diego, and Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.

LA-Lit interviews poets and writers in the Los Angeles area. Reflecting the shifting nature of Los Angeles as a place, this may mean writers that have lived in LA all their lives or writers who happen to be in LA for a few days. LA-Lit is a place for the literary culture of Los Angeles to develop and exhibit itself. Co-hosted and co-produced by Stephanie Rioux and Mathew Timmons, LA-Lit is sponsored by Superbunker and recorded at Betalevel (behind 963 N. Hill St. in an alleyway in Chinatown, Los Angeles). Recordings are podcast every other Sunday at 5pm. You can subscribe to the podcast by visiting our website (LA-Lit.com) and dragging the Subscribe link from the sidebar to your podcast folder in iTunes, or download past shows by visiting the writer's page at LA-Lit.com.

Ideally we will have an audience made up of people who are inclined to jot down a thought, query, doubt, or other incitement. During the second half of the show the floor will be opened for questions from the audience.

Please note the time change from our normal schedule: doors open at 1:45 p.m. and the reading/recording will begin by 2:15 p.m. – please do your best not to arrive late, so as to minimize the sounds of shuffling & stair-creaking while the show is being recorded.

Feel free to forward this invitation on to your friends and neighbors. For more information, visit LA-Lit.com.

We will be delighted to see you there,
Mathew Timmons & Stephanie Rioux
The Orange County Poetry Festival Sponsored by The Association of Orange County Poetry Hosts together with the OC Arts Imagination Celebration

Location: Golden West College Quad Huntington Beach

Time: 2-5:30

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2006

Festival Organizers: Lee Mallory, Mifanwy Kaiser, Mike Sprake, John Gardner, Aaron Roberts, Shoja Adel, Nanette Heiser, Jaimes Palacio, Joan E. Bauer

Enjoy poetry in the Sun. Bring sun hats, sun glasses, a blanket, and a picnic lunch if desired

Alternate accomodations at Golden West College have been made in the event of rain

Directions: http://www.tebotbach.org/newvenue.htm


Participating Venues and Readers

Tebot Bach

Mifanwy Kaiser, G. Murray Thomas

Winners of the Orange County Poetry Contest Grades 6-12 sponsored by The Association of Orange County Poetry Hosts, Tebot Bach, The Orange County Department of Education, and OC Arts Imagination Celebration:

Taryn Carter, Rachael Stein, Taylor Strickland, Cindy Madera, Lucila Solis, Devin Asaro, Kendra Mayer, Cody Emrick, Briana Sahagian, Frankie Bastone

Alta Coffee, Newport Beach

Lee Mallory

Leigh White

Rickie Mandeville

Heather Maidat

Gypsy Den, Artists Village Santa Ana

Lee Mallory

Jaimes Palacio

Daniel McGinn

Chris Tannahill

New Voices

Chelsea Kurnick

Dmitry Berenson

Kate Buckley

May De Rozier

Barnes and Noble Aliso Viejo

Nanette Heiser

Daniel Anvari

Jan Heath

Rudy Paolino

Phoenix Alexander

Sydney Presley

Dominic Prieto

Adam DeMarco

Marcia Cohee

Laguna Poets

Joan E. Bauer

Kate Buckley

Todd Johnson

Joseph Karasek

Lucinda Jane Wong

The Neighborhood Cup

Leslie Maryann Neal

Iranian Poets of Southern California

Shoja Adel

Leila Farjami

Mandana Zandian

The Ugly Mug

Aaron Roberts

Musical Interludes

Michael Ubaldini

Bruce and Son