Killer event poster by Anthony Ausgang. A.D. Winans and I will be reading from our new Punk Hostage releases: Dead Lions by A.D. Winans and Dreams Gone Mad With Hope by yrs truly. Special guest Frank T. Rios will be in house to burn the poem and invoke the Lady.
4pm March 16, 2014
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts
681 Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
no excuses 'cause it's
Come, help me forget I'm turning 60, and help A.D. and I celebrate our book's birthdays as well. There will be food and drink on board. If you would like one of the posters there will be signed 11x17 copies at the reading.
First annual Ongoing Dancer Award. Honorarium to be gifted on February 20th annually to an individual, individuals or institution by the Estate of Scott Wannberg. "For dedication to poem and process, and for unflagging dedication to community." Art by Ken Tao.
2014 recipient Richard Modiano. Photo by S.A. Griffin.
for William Carlos Williams
Some rural road in Jersey.
Doc's car stalled on the left shoulder.
His back seat filled with the fish his Italian patients
have given him because they
don't have the money.
He figures he better fix whatever is wrong.
Flossie is waiting up ahead. Cold strawberries on ice.
He bends down to examine the car and finds an Asphodel.
The Asphodel is definitely a New Jersey
styled local type of flora.
The Asphodel tells him that Ezra has gone crazy in Europe.
Doc frowns. Asphodels don't talk, but this one... well,
it suddenly metabolizes into a miniature red wheelbarrow
and a tender rain begins to land
on Doc's head.
He just has to write a poem about all this.
He doesn't have any paper in the back.
Of course, the lack of paper, and the fact that his pen
is out of ink, is no obstacle.
He writes it all down on the side of his car
with his fingernails.
Eliot said if you write with your nails it isn't too poetic.
Publication reading and 60th birthday shindig for yours truly at Beyond Barqoue, March 16th at 4pm. What happened, 60?! Yes, my bald head is rounding the corner of 60, so please come help me cross over into my 6th decade. Above flyer by yours truly.
Making an exceptionally rare visit, poet A.D. Winans is coming down from San Francisco to join me as we both celebrate our new Punk Hostage Press releases.
A.D. will be reading from his new Punk Hostage release Dead Lions. Very honored to be joined by San Francisco native son A.D. who never reads in Los Angeles, so catch him now or never. One of the last of the old school beat poets from San Francisco, it will be a singular treat to read with him here in Los Angeles. Don't miss it!
I will be reading from my new book Dreams Gone Mad With Hope, original cover art by Matjames Metson.
S.A. Griffin and Frank T. Rios, Skylight Books in Los Feliz, April 2010.
Really honored to have special guest and pal Frank T. Rios there to burn the poem and provide invocation with poetry.
Saw this again today with Lorraine, one of the things she wanted to do for her birthday. When the movie was over, she said that she would like to buy the soundtrack, so I said, then let's go get it. We boogied over to Amoeba in Hollywood only to find out that it isn't, and more than likely, won't be available. Guess that the movie isn't bringing in enough dough to substantiate the release of the music. Nominated for best score and there's no CD or soundtrack available? Sad... very sad. So dear bloggy doggies, here it is via Youtube! I love this movie and I love the soundtrack. One of my favorite flicks of the year and one helluva smart screenplay. Great film with nothing but stellar performances by all.