la poetry event I heard about on the radio because "indy" (clearchannel) 103.1 isasponsor:
Host, Magician ROB ZABRECKY
One of the 3 members of "The Unholy Trio" at the infamous Magic
Castle in Hollywood. One of the funniest, darkest magic shows I have
ever seen. He is the lead Vocalist for cult band Possum Dixon. He
will read your mind and saw it in half. Don't believe me? Check out
his serious face at:
the magic castle is in downtown hollywood
I think you know enough about me. But incase you don't, I kind of
invented Public Storage. I've still got some rooms left, if you need
to drop your shucks off. Emotional baggage and whatever other clichés
your carrying around. I love you.
He is the two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion (2004 and
2005) and has been featured on NPR, the BBC, and HBO's Def Poetry Jam.
In 2004 he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Finals then
successfully defended that title at the International Poetry Festival
in Rotterdam, Netherlands. In 2005 he won the Individual World Poetry
Slam Championship title again. Really, do I need to go on? He also
has an album out called "Run On Anything". It will give you a heart
on. Ani Difranco has played back up guitar and vocals for him. Ya
Jeffrey is 1 of my 2 favorite poets of all time. He has 3 books,
"Alibi School" (Manic D, 1995), "The Forgiveness Parade" (Manic D,
1998), and "The Splinter Factory" (Manic D, 2002). His poems have
appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including, Best American
Poetry and New (American) Poets. He was the recipient of an NEA
Fellowship. He is a Professor of creative writing at Sarah Lawrence
College in New York. And he has a new book coming out, "The
Endarkenment" on University of Pittsburgh Press, which I have to say,
is a hail storm of brilliance. If anything, do yourself a favor and
come see this man live.
Derrick is a former paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne, gondolier,
magician, and fired weatherman. He now travels the world and performs
his written work. The Brando of Love Poetry. He's written several
books including "Born In the Year Of The Butterfly Knife". He most
recently opened for the COLD WAR KIDS on their European tour. A
documentary is coming out about him, "You Belong Everywhere". He's
won tons of awards. Rolling Stone Magazine called him "The Darker,
deeper side of Jude Law". Another mind blowing performer.
www.brownpoetry.com & www.writebloody.com
Beau is a Chinese-American poet from Oklahoma City. He has been
featured in the award-winning film Slam and the documentary Slam
Nation. As an author, Beau wrote the poetry book, "A Night Without
Armor II: The Revenge." A few of the anthologies his work appears in
include, Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, Why Freedom Matters, and Spoken
Word Revolution. Beau has two spoken word CD's, "Attack! Attack! Go!"
and "Dope and Wack." He was a recipient of the California Arts Council
Writer-in-Residence grant for Youth Speaks in 2001-2002, and was the
lead artist for the Creative Work Fund. Beau has appeared on all
seasons of HBO's "Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry," and has also
performed on ESPN's 2000 Winter X-Games, Showtime! at The Apollo, and
the 2003 Tony Awards. His one man show, "Fish Out of Water" won the
2004 Jury Prize for Best Alternative Show at the HBO Comedy Festival
in Aspen, Colorado. So much to say about this guy. He also wears
Mindy lives in Good ol' Long Beach, CA. Her poem "Metal Detectors and
Other Important Thresholds" was a nominee for the Pushcart Prize. She
has a book out called "Sleepyhead Assassins", which has more quotes
from famous authors on the back than you can shake a lipstick at. She
was once described as "Honey on Burnt toast". Sexy and smooth,
Mindy's voice and words send shock waves through the system. She once
wrote a Cyrano-letter for me, to a boy who broke my heart. It's
framed on my wall. Next to the presidential looking portrait of
Bucky is a simple man. He's tattooed all over, and loves bunnies.
Hailing from San Francisco, Bucky is a legend in the American Poetry
world. He learned to write from poets who dressed like bums but spoke
like kings. He has a new book out called, "All Blacked Out And Nowhere
To Go", which is, an incredible piece of sidewalk shadows collected
over the last several years. Think Charles Bukowski, but with a big,
beautiful faint-worthy heart.
www.poetrytickets.com/tickets , to be exact.
We send the tickets right to your door, or hold them at will call,
whichever you prefer.
You can also buy tickets the night of the event.
The Brentwood theatre is located BEHIND the Wadsworth theatre, in Westwood.
11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90073