The last Poetry reading of the year at the SMELL

Simon Pettit will be reading at the smell at 6:30 on Sunday Dec. 18, with
short readings by Jane Sprague, Jen Hofer, Andrew Maxwell, Stan Apps and Ara
Shirinyan, Joseph Mosconi, Matt Timmons, and others.

The smell is at 247 South Main Street, between 2nd & 3rd Street in Downtown
L.A. (enter through the alley). It's more or less behind Jalisco's.

Simon Pettet's many books include his Selected Poems (Talisman) and his new
More Winnowed Fragments. He edited The Selected Art Writings of James
Schuyler and collaborated with Duncan Hannah on Abundant Treasures and with
Rudy Burckhardt on Conversations About Everything and Talking Pictures.
British by birth, he lives in New York City.

Jane Sprague is a poet and the publisher of Palm Press. Her books include
The Port of Los Angeles and Fuck Your Pastoral.

Jen Hofer is a poet and translator. Her books include slide rule and Sin
puertas visibles: An Anthology of Comtemporary Poetry by Mexican Women.

Andrew Maxwell is a poet and musician and editor of the literary magazine
The Germ.

Stan Apps is the author of a chapbook, soft hands, by Ugly Duckling Presse.

Ara Shirinyan is the publisher of Make Now Books, which has recently
re-released the Oulipo Compendium and released new books by Kenneth
Goldsmith and Ian Monk. His book, Waste the Land, is forthcoming from
Factory School Press.

Joseph Mosconi keeps a blog at . He is
a lexicographer and poet.

Matt Timmons writes poems with the assistance of technological
interventions. He has co-organized a new online interview series called
LA-Lit, with the goal of documenting the L.A. literary scene.

This event costs $5 at the door. Feel free to forward this e-mail to other
interested persons.


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