1.21.2010

reminds me of a cynical -- or was that just fun? -- take on the device Matthea Harvey used in her first book

JOHN PERLMAN


ROOM PRESS




















A-sallying forth begininings a
howl homes thru homelessness a
space of echo seeking echoes a
wayward castaway until ahead a
quavavering brilliance seems a
brutal spume of blazing eyes a
squall of incandescent flesh a
seething smile chattering at a
dazzling shattering of bones a
neveverever done a-wandering a
darkark furling sail adrift be
calmed

1.19.2010

book from the book recs that came out of the Mary Daly obits was "Goddesses and the Divine Feminine" It is awfully silly that I am reading a book with this title, if you follow the POETICS listserv.

Anyway, in the preface, Rosemary Radford Reuther writes, "Feminists have no perfect option from some past tradition. This means that we can choose from some options..., or we can pursue new options by seeking to recover other ancient traditions."

HUH? REJECT THEM ALL. WHY PICK AND CHOOSE AMONG BAD APPLES.

1.17.2010

The FIRST ANNUAL SAN FERNANDO VALLEY POETRY FESTIVAL is LOOKING for POETS.

Just EMAIL or CALL Host and Co-Organizer Radomir Vojtech Luza with the Eight Minute Time Slot you want. The Festival is from 2PM-5PM on Saturday, February 27th at THE LONNY CHAPMAN GROUP REPERTORY THEATRE at 10900 Burbank Blvd. in North Hollywood on The Second Floor in a Room All You Poets Loved when The Poetry Spectacular which I Hosted, Organized and Produced was taking place every other Sunday.

THIS IS NOT an Open MIke. Every Poet is a FEATURED Reader and GETS an Eight Minute Time Slot.

The Deadline for Receiving Reading Slots/ Requests is February 10th...

The FESTIVAL is a wake-up call to ALL LOS ANGELINOS that North Hollywood and The San Fernando Valley are here to stay as one of the few Meccas of the Arts not only in Los Angeles, but anywhere. This Festival brings awareness and attention to a city and Valley long overlooked, yet on the Verge of Artistically Exploding. With its 22 theatres, Dance Rehearsal Halls, Acting Schools and Recording Studios NOHO, as it is called by natives, and THE VALLEY are close to an Artistic Rennaisance.

With your participation in this Festival you are making a statement that you want the Arts to be heard and supported monetarily as well as spiritually.

If Poets can bring or Read Poems about The Valley or NOHO Please do so.

Also, Please Bring Audience members so this is NOT another Poets reading to Poets Event.

To sign-up or with Any Questions or Suggestions Call Radomir at 818-762-5866.

By METRO: Take The Red Line To The North Hollywood Station (Last Stop on The Red Line) and as you leave go Right for about 15 minutes until you See Burbank Blvd. Take a Right onto Burbank Blvd. and walk about three or Four LONG Blocks. The Theatre is located on the Right Hand Side.

CO-ORGANIZED BY MARY MANN and PRODUCED BY RADMAN PRODUCTIONS
Off-Modern Manifesto
http://www.svetlanaboym.com/manifesto.htm

doesn't seem terribly *new* but it is interesting
FOR THOSE PLANNING TO PARTICIPATE IN TOMORROW'S MLK PARADE (In Los Angeles)!
*Please forward to anyone you know who plans to march in the parade*

Hello everyone,

I wanted to update everyone regarding the groups decision about whether to march in the parade or not if it rains. The answer is YES! The overwhelming majority of the group voted to walk in this years parade come rain or shine!

MORNING OF THE PARADE
Remember, please be in front of Lucy Florence (3351 W. 43rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90008) by 8:45am on Monday morning so we can begin shuttling folks to the front of the parade. Leave yourself ample time to find parking because it will difficult to find parking in the community that morning. Bring at least 5 dollars in quarters in case you have to park in the public lot...if it's even open and available.

DRESS TO STAY WARM
Wear your whites like previously decided but stay warm! If you don't have white pants, please wear blue jeans to stay warm. Dress to keep warm and healthy in the weather. The ponchos being donated are bright multi colors-some red, orange and yellow.

RIGHT AFTER WE WALK-PARTY OVER HERE!
We will be uniting at Lucy Florence for refreshments and laughs directly after we finish walking in the parade.

See you all Monday morning,
Here to Stay Coalition, Member of the MLK Day Parade Contingent Planning Committee