Highland Park on Thursday night in January

By Brian Dunlap

pop-hopA bustling York Blvd., with mouth-watering smells wafting in the air from food trucks parked curbside.  Near the corner of York and Avenue 50 is Pop-Hop Books, one of L.A.’s many independent bookstores.

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IF YOU DON’T KNOW, NOW YOU KNOW: TALKING WITH JOSEPH RIOS

by B.A. Williams
From: The Rumpus

Joseph-Rios-200x200Joseph Rios’s debut collection, Shadowboxing: poems and impersonations, published last year by Omnidawnis a middle finger to the institution in both form and content. This isn’t to say that Rios isn’t well-versed in tradition, as Rios steps into the ring exchanging blow after blow with poetic tradition. Rebellion bobs and weaves on each page. Rios throws combinations of playwriting, lyric, narrative, and experimental techniques that often have a Romantic ring to them.

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Community News

by Brian Dunlap

cropped-BCF-Header-2017.pngLos Ángeles poet and community activists Jessica Ceballos y Campbell announced the other week that she has been awarded one of two All Voices Fellowships, a writers retreat in Idyllwild in September. As she said on Facebook, “I’ll be at my first non-self designated all-inclusive retreat…” and her excitement was palpable. “Yay!” Ceballos y Campbell exclaimed.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 3/19/18 –3/25/18

Presumed Incompetent Poetry Reading at Cal Lutheran University

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Please join us for a poetry reading with Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs, author and first editor of the revolutionary volume, Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia. She has written articles, poetry, collections, and encyclopedia entries. Her book, How Many Indians Can We Be, is forthcoming from Mango Press. She recently published The Runaway Poems with Finishing Line Press, and edited a collection of Chicana and Chicano literary criticism for the University of Arizona Press.

Where: Swenson Center 101, Cal Lutheran

Date: Monday the 19th

Time: 3:30 pm – 5 pm

Address: 60 West Olsen Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Website: http://www.callutheran.edu/calendar/event/4160#event

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