Rosecrans Baldwin

Rosecrans Baldwin

By Sean Hooks
FROM: Full Stop

Author of articles and essays in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, GQ, Esquire, Salon, and Slate, Rosecrans Baldwin has published the novels You Lost Me There (2010) and The Last Kid Left (2017), and the nonfiction titles Paris, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down (2012) and his newest release Everything Now: Lessons from the City-State of Los Angeles, published by MCD/FSG. It’s replete with cultists, wildfires, earthquake lore, working-class thespians, DIY survivalists, Border Angels, gamer collectives, labor trafficking survivors, and assorted Angelenos who could be said to be vagabonds (or wastrels). Despite reckoning with a litany of contemporary apocalypses, it remains a book levied with humor, including an inventive appropriation of Charles Bukowski’s character Henry Chinaski, an exposé of the lampoonable greed of investment trusts that view human suffering as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to “buy low,” and a hilarious depiction of a screenwriting team’s meeting with Hollywood producers gone awry.

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Los Angeles Literature Events: 07/19/21 – 07/25/21

Los Angeles Literature Events: 07/19/21 – 07/25/21

Many/Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

Treehouse Event:  & Ziggy Marley & My Dog Romeo via Skylight Books & LA Public Library – Online Kids Event   

Skylight Treehouse and the LA Public Library present an interactive kids event celebrating author Ziggy Marley’s new picture book, My Dog Romeo. Illustrations are beautifully done by Ag Jatkowska. This event is presented in partnership with the band Punk Rock Marthas.

This vibrant picture book follows a child and dog throughout their days, sharing their love of music and play. A children’s album of the same title is also available.

Where: Skylight Bookstore Online Kids Event (see site)

Date: Monday the 19th            

Time: 11 am

Address: Skylight Books Online (see site)

Website: https://www.skylightbooks.com/event/treehouse-and-la-public-library-present-ziggy-marley-author-my-dog-romeo

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Writers and Fighters: A Podcast Ft. Jose Hernandez-Díaz

Writers and Fighters: A Podcast Ft. Jose Hernandez-Díaz

FROM: Writers and Fighters Podcast

In episode 29 of Writers and Fighters, A.J. Ortega recaps UFC 264 and interviews Jose Hernandez-Díaz, a writer, poet, and author of The Fire Eater. We talk about how he got into writing and why he chose to focus on prose poetry for The Fire Eater. He reads a couple of poems for us and we finish up with some fight talk. Follow him on Twitter @JoseHernandezDz and Instagram @jose_hdz_dz. Pick up a copy of the book here: https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781680032086/the-fire-eater/

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Brooklyn Poets: Poet Of The Week Chiwan Choi

Brooklyn Poets: Poet Of The Week Chiwan Choi

FROM: Brooklyn Poets

Chiwan Choi is a poet, writer, publisher and lifelong seer of ghosts. He is the author of four full-length books of poetry: The Flood (Tia Chucha Press, 2010) and the Daughter Trilogy, three books that explore his lost daughter as ghost: Abductions (Writ Large Press, 2012), The Yellow House (CCM, 2017) and the forthcoming my name is wolf (summer 2021).

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Los Angeles Literature Events: 07/12/21 – 07/18/21

Los Angeles Literature Events: 07/12/21 – 07/18/21

Many/Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

Treehouse Event: Jamal Yogis & Matthew Allen & Mop Rides the Waves of Change via Skylight Books & LA Public Library –  Online Kids Event   

Skylight Treehouse and the LA Public Library present an interactive kids event celebrating author Jamal Yogis and illustrator Matthew Allen’s new picture book, Mop Rides the Waves of Change. This event is presented in partnership with the band Punk Rock Marthas.

The second in the Mop Rides series finds surfer kid Mop and his friends in a quest to save the ocean with mindfulness, surfing, and a band—The Coconut Heads.

Where: Skylight Bookstore Online Kids Event (see site)

Date: Monday the 12th            

Time: 11 am

Address: Skyllight Books Online 9see site)

Website: https://www.skylightbooks.com/event/treehouse-and-la-public-library-present-jaimal-yogis-author-mop-rides-waves-change-and

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How ‘Summertime’s’ young L.A. poets transformed ‘Raya’s’ Carlos López Estrada

How ‘Summertime’s’ young L.A. poets transformed ‘Raya’s’ Carlos López Estrada

By Carlos Aguilar
FROM: L.A. Times

Spoken word poetry transmits messages through a singular language: deft prose molded into a visceral performance by rhythm, intonation and physicality. The delivery turns words into daggers of truth, for soul-searching or external confrontation.

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Long Beach State’s Gerald Locklin, Bukowski’s Drinking Pal, Left A Lasting Mark On Writing — and Writers

Long Beach State’s Gerald Locklin, Bukowski’s Drinking Pal, Left A Lasting Mark On Writing — and Writers

By John Penner
BROM: Los Angeles Times

A Cal State Long Beach classroom, 1985 or so. Gerald Locklin looks every bit his nickname “Bear,” with bushy salt-and-pepper hair and beard, thick glasses, rumpled polo shirt, jeans and Birkenstocks with socks. He leans heavily on the lectern, and opens class the way he always did, asking in his Rochester accent, “What’s haaappening?”

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Los Angeles Literature Events: 07/05/21 – 07/11/21

Los Angeles Literature Events: 07/05/21 – 07/11/21

Another busy week in Los Ángeles literature. More and more events are returning to in person gatherings. Check the list to find out which events are in person. Also, local authors featuring this week are: Yesika Salgado, Janet Fitch and Steph Cha is in conversation with Rosecrans Baldwin, among others. Continue reading Los Angeles Literature Events: 07/05/21 – 07/11/21