Cadence Collective 2nd Monday Poetry Party

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Cadence Collective, founded in 2013 by local poet Sarah Thursday, author of All the Tiny Anchors (Sadie Girl Press, 2014), is a site that features poets from Long Beach and the surrounding area, and reliably...

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UPTOWN WORD Reading Series to Promote Literacy, Community, Art in Uptown Long Beach

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UPTOWN WORD Reading Series announced today that four published writers and poets will speak at the first-ever UPTOWN WORD event in an effort to promote literacy, enliven the arts scene and engage the local community in Uptown Long Beach.

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Fourth Annual Long Beach Poetry Slam to Electrify MADE on Pine Ave.

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The Long Beach Poetry Slam (LBPS), the longest running poetry slam in the City, will, for the fourth year in a row, electrify a Long Beach stage with a passionate battle between top spoken word artists from all over...

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Long Beach Poet Jackie Joice Writes About Her Family’s Migrant-Farming Past

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In her new book, Green Grapes, Black Hands, local poet Jackie Joice documents the experiences of her African-American family, picking grapes in the 1940s. The book is a combination of family history, personal narratives from her family members and Joice’s...

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Slushbox Celebrates Morrison’s 70th Tonight At Fingerprints

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Tonight, local band Slushbox is performing at Fingerprints Music as part of an opening night reception for Wake Up, an exhibition of photographs by Jim Coke. The photos were taken of The Doors during a performance in 1967, just...

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Long Beach Poetry Festival Features 11 Straight Hours of Local Poetry

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The third annual Long Beach Poetry Festival will take place Saturday, Oct. 12, at Liberty Gallery in Downtown. It will run from 10AM to 9PM and will feature over 20 poets, headlined by Tony Hoagland. Yes, that's eleven...

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A Poet Shares His Philosophy

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Above the clamor of an overcrowded Portfolio Coffeehouse and the hubbub of a busy street corner, as the sun sets above an overcast evening sky, an intriguing artist shares his story.

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Haiku North America Explores ”Intervals” at Queen Mary Convention

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So what does make a good haiku? If you’re curious about that, or if you just want to hear some good haiku, head over to the Queen Mary this week. Dozens of haiku poets, from all over the U.S.,...

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Donna Hilbert: The Importance of Honesty in Poetry

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In her new book, The Congress of Luminous Bodies, published by Aortic Books, Long Beach poet Donna Hilbert looks back on her life with the clear eyes of honest poetry. The book covers such topics as her early marriage,...

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5 Small Press Publishers in Long Beach You Need to Know

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If the cliche, "There is no money in poetry" is true, then it would seem that publishing poetry would be one of the most ridiculous business ventures one could engage in. Yet right now there are at least...

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