Poetry by Laurel Ann Bogen, Jericho Brown, and Ben Doller, with music by the What's Next Ensemble - AT CAPACITY
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
This event is at capacity.
5-5:50PM Docent tours
Beach=Culture and the Red Hen Poetry Series present Words and Music by poets and musicians.
Laurel Ann Bogen is a Los Angeles-based poet, teacher and performance artist. A former literary curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Bogen has won the Curtis Zahn Poetry Prize, two awards from the Academy of American Poets, and has been published in over 100 literary magazines and anthologies. She is the author of ten books of poetry and short fiction including Washing a Language; Fission; The Last Girl in the Land of the Butterflies; The Burning; Do Iguanas Dance, Under the Moonlight? and Rag Tag We Kiss.
Jericho Brown worked as the speechwriter for the Mayor of New Orleans before receiving his PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Houston. The recipient of a Bunting Fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University and two travel fellowships to the Krakow Poetry Seminar in Poland, he has served as poetry editor at Gulf Coast and assistant poetry editor at Callaloo. His poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, jubilat, New England Review, Oxford American, and several other journals and anthologies.
Ben Doller (previously Doyle) was born in Warsaw, New York, in 1973. His second collection of poems, FAQ was just published by Ahsahta Press. Doller has taught at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, West Virginia University, Denison University, and was Distinguished Visiting Professor at Boise State University in 2007. He is co-editor of the Kuhl House Contemporary Poetry Series at the University of Iowa Press, and is vice editor and designer of 1913 a journal of forms and 1913 Press. He lives in San Diego with his wife, the poet Sandra Doller (formerly Miller).
The What's Next Ensemble is a changing ensemble of The Los Angeles Composers Project, which advances the LA new music scene by building an alliance between local musicians, composers, and audience members. For this performance, they are: Kayla Moffet, Aki Tsai, and Sakura Tsai - Violin, John Stulz - Viola, and Sunny Yang - Cello. They will play music by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Veronika Krausas, and JS Bach. http://www.whatsnextensemble.com
A national presence in independent publishing, the fifteen year-old Red Hen Press publishes twenty titles of poetry, fiction and non-fiction every year and presents seven reading series in New York and Los Angeles. The Red Hen Poetry series at the Beach House is cosponsored by American Composers Forum Los Angeles. http://www.redhen.org; http://www.composersforum.org/chapters_about.cfm?oid=1460.
Stop by early for Beach House tours by docents from the Santa Monica Conservancy before every evening event, first come, first served.
Tickets: All events are free but seating is limited and reservations are required. If you would like to attend, please reserve online. Please plan to arrive by 5:45pm to retain your reservation. Late seating is not guaranteed. To adjust or cancel your reservation for this event, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your keeping in touch!
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To view & make reservations for other Beach=Culture events, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/org/199463539/
For more information about events at the Beach House, visit http://beachhouse.smgov.net/plan-your-day/events-and-happenings.aspx
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Beach=Culture at the Annenberg Community Beach House
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The Beach House is made possible by a generous gift from the Annenberg Foundation, at the recommendation of Wallis Annenberg, and in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and California State Parks. Additional funding was provided by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development and the federal Preserve America program. The Annenberg Community Beach House is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. For disability related accommodations, please call Guest Services at 310-458-4904.
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