I didn't get to the -- surely a gala celebration -- Margaret Randall reading last night, but she has some new books coming out -- of writing! (I will check -- photography, too?)

We're so proud to send you Issue Three of SOL: English Writing in Mexico. This issue marks the first year of this quarterly on-line literary magazine. To read it, click on the link below. Here's what we've got in store for you--a chapter from the just-out Teresa Nicholas's Buryin' Daddy: Putting My Lebanese, Catholic, Southern Baptist Childhood to Rest; Aaron Clark's short story examining when a chicken is indeed a chicken; Wayne Greenhaw with a surrealisic encounter---as well as poets James Cervantes, Molly Frisk, and Margaret Randall. And more, and more, and more.

While you're at it, take a look at past issues featuring Tony Cohan, C.M. Mayo, Bill Pearlman, Joseph Dispenza, and many other frine writers.

We hope you'll enjoy our magazine, and sign up for a complementary subscription, so you won't miss any of SOL.


Eva Hunter
SOL: English Writing in Mexico

Sol Literary Magazine: http://solliterarymagazine.com/


A German Sound Exploration
Launch party
Saturday, March 19th 2011
3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Join this Saturday for the inauguration party of the German Sound Exploration theme-stream or visit the dublab website to view and listen to the launch broadcast live!

The dublab.com radio collective and the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles offer a wide-spectrum survey of German sounds that will enlighten your ears.

This web radio theme-stream showcases creative waves of German music from the past, present and future.
Culled from dublab's deep audio archives come exclusive DJ Sets, live performances, and interviews featuring: Pole, Jazzanova, Mouse on Mars, Gudrun Gut, DJ Koze, Pluramon, Thomas Fehlmann, Ulrich Krieger, Cluster, Manuel Göttsching (Ash Ra Tempel), Oval and dozens more.

Alongside these incredible archives enjoy freshly recorded profiles of influential German record labels and revolutionary music movements as well as a wealth of information and web-links to spark your continued exploration of Germany's rich, modern musical heritage.

To kick-off the German Sound Exploration theme-stream the labrats take over the Goethe Institut Media Lounge with live DJ sets, beer, brezeln and plenty music banter.

DJ's performing -
3.00pm - 3.45pm: Mahssa
3.45pm - 4.30pm: Turquoise Wisdom
4.30pm - 5.15pm: Hoseh
5.15pm - 7.00pm: Nanny Cantaloupe, Sam Cooper and Ale (tag team)

German experimental music videos by Mouse on Mars, Sensorama, Kreidler, Amon Tobin, Wir sind Helden, Chicks on Speed, Rechenzentrum, Die Goldenen Zitronen and many more will screen continously.

Free admission
Goethe Institut Los Angeles
5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Info: +1 323 5253388


To understand the music of spoken words, to help in creation of a new poetic art form — for everyday speech may be heard as a rich and complex music that we all create at will with effortless virtuosity, and when we do so consciously may become an art — it seems preferable to me to use music notation.


It's that time again...another Vinatero Wine Shop Poetry Night! Join us on Thursday, March 24th at 7:30 PM at Vinatero Wine Shop in Uptown Whittier for a night of good poems and good drink!

If you've been to one in the past, you know how much fun they are! And if you haven't been before, you're in luck because this one's going to be one of the best!

I will be hosting, and the evening's special guest poets will include: SoCal legend & Poetix Calendar Editor, G. Murray Thomas, 1/2 of the hosting squad of Two Idiot's Peddling Poetry, Steve Ramirez, and repo man & private detective, & fellow grad from CSULB's MFA program, Luke Salazar!!! Plus, we may have a few more surprise poets in the works!

It's going to be a night full of boozy literary fun!

Here are some important details straight from Vinatero's invite:

This FREE event is open to all that are 21 and over. Just be sure to bring your Valid I.D.

Due to the special event and larger attendance, we will be featuring specially selected wines by the glass only. Feel free to also buy any wine bottle at our shop and drink for only the retail price of the bottle. You can share a bottle with a friend... or not!

Now for the nuts:

Vinatero Poetry Night
Thursday, March 24th @ 7:30 PM
6531 Greenleaf Ave
Whittier, CA 90601


You are invited to Shearsman Books' 30th Anniversary Reading
Featured Poets: Joseph Bradshaw, Richard Deming, Shira Dentz, George Economou, Anne Gorrick, Michael Heller, Nancy Kuhl, Maryrose Larkin, Jill Magi, Deborah Meadows, Eléna Rivera, Mercedes Roffé and Mark Weiss

March 19, 2011, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery (between Houston & Bleecker), New York City, NY

2011 marks the 30th anniversary of Shearsman Books, one of the UK’s most significant poetry publishers and one of the first post-national presses. Producing some 60 books a year, with many titles by American poets and translations in English that give voice to poets writing in Spanish, German, French, Galician, Norwegian, Turkish and more, Shearsman is committed to creating a global audience, and is noted both in the U.S. and abroad for its large numbers of first-book and experimental American authors of exceptional quality. This event exemplifies the diversity and excellence of recent American titles in the publisher’s catalog.

Sponsored by Shearsman Books

Info: 212-614-0505