Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Reading with Janet Hamill Sunday July 27th 5pm at Beyond Baroque

I am honored to be opening for Three Rooms Press author Janet Hamill who will be reading from her first book of fiction, Tales from the Eternal Cafe, this Sunday, July 27th at 5pm. $5 suggested donation.

Patti Smith reading her intro to Janet Hamill's book Tales from the Eternal Cafe.

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
681 Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291


Words without end...

God Gives Notice Screening at L.A. Short Fest in NoHo Friday July 25th

An official selection for this year's L.A. Shorts Fest, God Gives Notice will be screening at 7:45pm this Friday, July 25th at the Laemmle NoHo 7. Click here for ticket info. After the screening I will be part of a panel which will include director/writer Jay Sosnicki. Looking forward to seeing the film projected onto the big screen at the 7.

The Love Theme from the end credits of God Gives Notice by The Cocks. Enjoy.

"I need some me time..."

Monday, June 16, 2014

God Gives Notice

God Gives Notice is a new satirical short written and directed by Mr. Nuthing Sacred, Jay Sosnicki, in which I play the title character. Great piece starring myself, Joshua Leonard and Mark Sadr with Eddie Tse as Gabe. Was a long night of shooting and a helluva lot of fun working with everyone. Jay has entered his comic short into a few festivals, I imagine that it should do well on the circuit. Good luck, amigo!

See you at the movies,
The Notorious G

Friday, April 18, 2014

City of Poets: Four Poetry Titles from L.A. to San Francisco / LA Letters by Mike Sonksen

Alejandro Murguia at the SF International Poetry Festival, 2012. Photo San Francisco Public Library.

Mike Sonksen, aka Mike The Poet, has included me as part of a quartet of California poets in his latest LA Letters column for KCET online. I am tremendously honored to be included in such esteemed company. In his column he also gives a shout out and review for my new book on Punk Hostage Press, Dreams Gone Mad With Hope.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Dreams Gone Mad With Hope by S.A. Griffin

The cover of my new book, Dreams Gone Mad With Hope

In Los Angeles and Southern California at

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Art by the incomparable Matjames Metson,
intro by Village Voice art critic and Pop Surf Culture author Brian Chidester.

S.A. Griffin's words shoot across the page, piercing readers directly through the heart and brain. His writing is the literary version of a Jackson Pollack painting, only instead of paint, S.A.'s work is made of blood, sweat and tears. Sardonic and sharp, forlorn and joyous, he writes like an angel-eyed demon with wings made of vintage onionskin typing paper. His work- hell, his life- is informed by the Beats and their aesthetic, but he veers off into dangerous, previously uncharted territory. This book is S.A.'s own post-modern literary reality show, full of phrases that are as open to interpretation as they are an accurate assessment of the human condition. He is a genius... read him. – Pleasant Gehman, author of "Showgirl Confidential"

Twenty years ago an ex-friend who died in 2013 told me how much he loved S.A.'s latest book at the time, I reread it and it was great, I went home and reread his other books they were great. I am very pleased with S.A.'s new book and will treasure it too and reread it again and again, whether it is the Silver Surfer in Hollywood, Movie Queens at Schwab's or bug infested angels, S.A.'s world speaks to me. – Thomas R. Peters, Jr., owner of beat book shop, author of "100 missed train stations" and "certain birds"

For S.A. Griffin, poetry, art, life, love... it's all about the journey. This latest collection offers a rare glimpse into the unpaved highways of the heart, only stopping to top off the tank and wave to the angels littering the skyline of Heaven or Los Angeles. His poems are often a protest, a call and response, a love letter to a broken home long boarded up, they are points on a map in a story that is still being written, they wear their hearts on their sleeves, rolled up to expose the veins our shared history, parts of a whole, that together-- become everything. – John Dorsey, author of "Sodomy is a City in New Jersey"

S.A. Griffin's Dreams Gone Mad With Hope is beautiful, painful, joyous and absolutely riveting. This very personal collection delves into loss, memory, Los Angeles, America, world and love with a ferocity that is incredible, remarkable, honest and profound. Deeply touching and thoroughly entwined in what the word human means. The musicality and depth of his imagery are reflective of someone with keen perception and an exquisite heart. – Ellyn Maybe, Poet/Musician

s.a. griffin is the man who detonates the poetry bomb. a poet who's been laying it down true for years. he swings hard off the head making music that jumps. – mark hartenbach, author of "bring me the head of marko x"

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