Community Events


Tuesday, May 26, 7:30PM

Rosa Alcalá, Jeff Sirkin and Susan Somers-Willett

University of Texas at El Paso professors Alcalá (Undocumentaries) and Sirkin read with Somers-Willett (Quiver) for this series that also includes a small press "show and tell."

Wednesday, May 27, 7:00PM

Elizabeth T. Gray, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Gregory Pardlo and Daniel Wolff

Four Way Books authors, including recent Pulitzer Prize winner Pardlo (Digest), read for the Free Water series hosted by Britt Melewski.

Thursday, May 28, 8:00PM

Cynara Geissler, Shanda Leer, Daniel Zomparelli and more

Poetry Is Dead journal celebrates its five-year anniversary with the the launch of an issue on youth culture, plus stand-up and drag performances.

Friday, May 29, 1:00PM

The Maximus Poems Marathon Reading

MC Hyland, Amy Lawless, Yuko Otomo and many other poets participate in this daylong reading of Charles Olson's The Maximus Poems organized by Conrad Lochner.

Saturday, May 30, 8:00PM

Hydrogen Jukebox

The opening night of the Long Beach Opera's production of Hydrogen Jukebox, a collaboration between Allen Ginsberg (libretto) and Philip Glass (music), presented in a Long Beach canning factory.

Sunday, May 31, 7:00PM

David Hallstrom and Dan Liberthson

The poetry of the late David Hallstrom will be shared alongside a reading by Liberthson (The Golden Spider) at the POETS! series at Bird & Beckett Books and Records.

Monday, June 1, 8:00PM

Marie Buck and Erika Staiti

Buck (Portrait of Doom) and Staiti (The Undying Present), whose new books are just out from Krupskaya, read at the Poetry Project.

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