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Poetry Reading at the Central Library

Posted in Events on June 15, 2010 by Poetic Flow

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 7:00 PM

[ALOUD] at Central Library
630 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: (213) 228-7000


A Poetry Reading

With Erika Ayon, David Eadington, Dina Hardy, Georgia Jones-Davis, Russell Salamon, and Mike Sonksen

Co-presented with Beyond Baroque and Los Angeles Poetry Festival


Introducing six accomplished poets from the Los Angeles literary world in a lively showcase of poetic voices and styles.

Erika Ayón grew up in South Central, Los Angeles.  She was selected as a 2009 PEN Emerging Voices Fellow and studies poetry through the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. She is currently working on a collection of poetry titled Orange Lady, the nickname a schoolmate gave her because as a child she assisted her father selling fruit in Los Angeles.

David Eadington, a Southern California native, has been writing and studying poetry since his teens. He holds a BA in English from Boston University and an MA in Comparative Literature from UCLA. He worked in the translation industry for over ten years, and also translates French poetry. His poems have appeared in Xelas Magazine and Check Other Magazine, and are forthcoming in the anthology The Poetry Mystique: Inside the Contemporary Poetry Workshop.

Dina Hardy earned degrees from Pratt Art Institute and the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Agni, Black Warrior Review, Margie, Phoebe and Portland Review. She was a finalist in Poets and Writers’ New Voices contest in California in 2003, awarded first place in Southeast Review and Smartish Pace contests, published in Meridian’s Best New Poets 2006 anthology, and earned a Maytag Fellowship from the University of Iowa and a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University.

Georgia Jones-Davis was born in Los Angeles and raised in New Mexico and California.  She began writing and publishing poetry while a student at UCLA.  Georgia took a twenty-year-hiatus from writing poems while she worked as a reporter, critic and book review editor at the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and later The Los Angeles Times Book Review.  Her work has appeared in Sam Hamill’s online Poets Against WarVoices From the ValleyBrevitiesThe Bicycle Review,  Cherries for Chopin and The California Review.  She has just completed her first chapbook, Blue Poodle.

Russell Salamon has been writing poetry since 1964 when he discovered the power of words while at college in Cleveland, Ohio. Author of Descent into Cleveland, a novel (1996), Woodsmoke and Green Tea, poems (2006), Ascent from Cleveland: Wild Heart Steel Phoenix, poems (2008). He lives in North Hollywood, CA.

Mike Sonksen, aka Mike the Poet, is widely acclaimed for his live performances, contributions to international publications and legendary city tours. Poet, journalist, historian, tour guide, and teacher, he is published in the L.A. Citybeat, O.C. Weekly, New Angeles, and L.A. Weekly, among others. He is the author of I AM ALIVE IN LOS ANGELES! Mike’s Los Angeles city tours combine poetry and history and have been written up in many publications, including the New York Times.

This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc., with a grant it received from the James Irvine Foundation.


Did You Hear About P4CM?

Posted in Events, Groups on June 10, 2010 by Poetic Flow

Where real poetry is at.  Passion for Christ Movement, or P4CM as they are profoundly known, lays it down with their uplifting, mind-blowing, goose-bump giving poetry that hails from many walks of life and life’s experiences.  This group is truly a blessing as they walk, breathe and live God’s words, spreading positive messages throughout the city to all ages.

The first time I heard them, I had to sit back and just listen.  I was in awe of the message that was shared in a poetic stance.  They held the arena in open court and shared their experiences in performances I could only say was the best I’ve heard in a long, long time, and felt mediocre following in their shoes.  “I am not worthy!” But I wanted to get my one poem out there.  I felt good to be in their company.

They are moving minds, body and souls with their poetry.

Passion for Christ Movement
Christian Fellowship
(310) 439-9745

Church Address:
1525 E 25th St
Los Angeles, CA 90011, USA

Mailing Address:
8939 S Sepulveda Bl #110-152
Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA

Service Times:
Sunday Service: 11:30 am
Wed Bible Study: 7:30 pm

Visit their site to learn more about their activities and upcoming events, and to see what’s going on with them.  Be prepared to be truly blessed by this great group. 

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