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while I'm a little sorry that this reading, run by poetryfriends, and around the corner from the LA Art Girls LAAGAFBLA08 and my piece within in show, has established so little traction -- or tried to -- with other series: other art poetr, art downtown or poetry downtown -- it is a big city -- PHARMIKA is great and these organizers and readers are:

THE THIRD AREA: POETRY AT PHARMAKA is proud to feature Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Mariano Zaro, Yvette Johnson, and Sarah Maclay
July 31, 2008
Doors at 7pm / stage at 8pm. Suggested donation is $5. Pharmaka is located at 101 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, 90013 (at S. Main St.).For more information:
About The Third Area: Pharmaka gallery presents The Third Area: Poetry at Pharmaka, a monthly literary reading held at the downtown gallery space. Sarah Maclay, poet (most recently The White Bride) and visiting assistant professor at Loyola Marymount University, serves as artistic director, with curating collective members Frankie Drayus (finalist for the May Swenson Poetry Prize), Dina Hardy (2008 Stegner Fellow), Tess. Lotta (curator of the Literati Cocktail reading series and editor for Media Cake eMagazine) and Stephany Prodromides (chapbook manuscript finalist for the 2008Center for Book Arts and co-host of Redondo Poets reading series) hosting the series on the third Thursday of the month. The Third Area showcases outstanding established and up-and-coming poets as featured guests.
July 31, 2008 Features
Beckian Fritz Goldberg is the author of The Book of Accident and Never Be the Horse, both from the University of Akron, and Lie Awake Lake (Oberlin), which won the 2004 FIELD Poetry Prize. Other collections are In the Badlands of Desire and Body Betrayer, both from Cleveland State. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including The Best American Poetry 1995. She teaches in the MFA program at Arizona State University.
Mariano Zaro is a poet and fiction writer. He is the author of two poetry books Where From/Desde Donde (Bay Books) and Poems of Erosion/Poemas de la erosión (Carayan Press). His work has appeared in The Baltimore Review, Caracola, El Signo del Gorrión, Luces y Sombras, The LouisvilleReview, The River's Voice and The Portland Review. He is the winner of the 2004 Roanoke ReviewShort Fiction Contest. He teaches Spanish Literature at Whittier College.
Yvette Johnson was born in Los Angeles and has lived most of her life in Southern California. She studied creative writing, theater and dance at Trinity College, and acting in London. She turned to poetry in 2001 and was chosen to be a Newer Poet in 2007 (LA Poetry Festival / Beyond Baroque). Her poems have appeared in GlitterPony and DMQ Review, and she has two chapbooks: Poem and Other Poems and Bluffs.
Sarah Maclay, author of The White Bride (University of Tampa Press, 2008) and Whore (Tampa Review Prize for Poetry), is the book review editor of Poetry International and a visiting assistant professor at Loyola Marymount University. Her poems and essays have appeared in APR, FIELD, Ploughshares, The Writers' Chronicle and The Best American Erotic Poems: 1800 to the Present (Scribner, 2008). She received a Special Mention in The Pushcart Prize XXXI.


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