Red Hen Pr: Kate Durbin, Eric Morago, Helene Cardona & Brendan Constantine
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
5:15pm-6:30pm: Docents available to discuss the site at the Marion Davies Guest House
Four lively poets, racing off the edges of the world... Join Brendan Constantine, whose poetry is acclaimed for its “emotional ferocity”, as he introduces poets Durbin, Morago and Cardona.
Kate Durbin is a Los Angeles-based writer and artist. She is author of The Ravenous Audience (Akashic Books, 2009), E! Entertainment (Wonder, forthcoming), Kim's Fairytale Wedding (Spork, forthcoming), and co-author of Abra, forthcoming as an iPad app and artist book. She has also written five chapbooks. She is founding editor of Gaga Stigmata, and her tumblr project, Women as Objects, archives the teen girl tumblr aesthetic. Her projects have been anthologized and featured by Poets and Writers, Salon.com,Huffington Post, The New Yorker, Spex, NPR, Hyperallergic.com, poets.org, Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and Opinion, Yale's The American Scholar, The Rumpus, and others. She is the winner of an &Now Innovative Writing Award.
Eric Morago is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet who holds an MFA from California State University, Long Beach. He is an associate reviewer for Poetix.net, poet-in-residence with California Workforce Association, and teaches workshops for Red Hen’s Writing in the Schools program. In addition to releasing his first full-length collection, What We Ache For (Moon Tide Press, 2010), he has also teamed with Melody Maker Productions to release I Don’t Like Straws, a spoken word album with music by David Gielan. His first full-length collection of poetry and prose, What We Ache For, is available from Moon Tide Press.
Hélène Cardona is the author of Dreaming My Animal Selves (Salmon Poetry 2013) and The Astonished Universe (Red Hen Press 2006). She attended Hamilton College, where she also taught French and Spanish, the University of Cantabria, Spain, and the Sorbonne, where she earned a Master’s in American Literature. She taught at the Ecole Bilingue, Paris, and LMU, Los Angeles. She’s widely published, notably in The Dublin Review of Books, The Irish Literary Times, The Warwick Review, Washington Square and Poetry International. Hélène translated the Lawrence Bridges film Muse of Fire for the NEA and What We Carry by Dorianne Laux into French, and the poetry of her father José Manuel Cardona, Arthur Rimbaud, Charles Baudelaire, Aloysius Bertrand, and Jean-Claude Renard into English. She received fellowships from the Goethe Institut and the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía. Acting credits include Chocolat, Mumford, The Muppets, Serendipity, Red 2 and Happy Feet 2.
Brendan Constantine is a poet based in Hollywood. His work has appeared in numerous journals, most notably Ploughshares, FIELD, Zyzzyva, Ninth Letter, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, ArtLife, PANK, and L.A. Times Best Seller, The Underground Guide to Los Angeles. His first book, Letters to Guns (Red Hen Press 2009), is now required reading in creative writing programs across the nation. His most recent collections are Birthday Girl With Possum (Write Bloody Publishing 2011) and Calamity Joe (Red Hen Press 2012). Mr. Constantine has had work commissioned by the Getty Museum and he has received grants from the James Irvine Foundation and the National Endowment of the Arts. He is currently poet in residence at the Windward School and adjunct professor at Antioch University. In addition, he regularly offers classes in hospitals, prisons, shelters, and with the Alzheimer's Poetry Project.
A national presence in independent publishing, Red Hen Press was founded in 1994 by Mark E. Cull and Kate Gale. As a nonprofit literary press that publishes twenty works of poetry, literary fiction, and autobiography each year, they are dedicated to supporting quality writing that is being ignored or overlooked by large or commercial publishers. The Press also donates books to schools, libraries and other institutions, and presents seven reading series in New York and Los Angeles showcasing current and backlist authors. Red Hen Press is a place for writers’ work to be published and celebrated; a literary family for a diversity of voices that articulate the variety of human experience. The Press has been in partnership with Beach=Culture since the 2009 opening season. Past Beach House readers include Camille T. Dungy, Ilya Kaminsky, Susan Straight and Ron Carlson, recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction and a National Society of Arts and Letters Literature Award.
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