Nov 122013
 

Join us this Friday, November 15th for a reading and silent auction fundraiser starring Suzanne Lummis and Tony Barnstone.

Tony Barnstone

Tony Barnstone

Tony Barnstone

Tony Barnstone is the Albert Upton Professor of English at Whittier College.

His books of poetry include Tongue of War: From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki (BKMK Press, 2009, winner of the John Ciardi Prize in Poetry), The Golem of Los Angeles (Red Hen Press, 2008, winner, Benjamin Saltman Award); Sad Jazz: Sonnets(Sheep Meadow Press, 2005); and Impure: Poems by Tony Barnstone (University Press of Florida, 1998), in addition to the chapbook Naked Magic (Main Street Rag). He is also a distinguished translator of Chinese poetry and literary prose and an editor of literary textbooks. His books in these areas are widely utilized. Among his awards are a fellowship from the NEA, a fellowship from the California Arts Council, a Pushcart Prize, and 1st place in in the 2008 Strokestown Poetry Prize. He is the recipient of many national poetry prizes and of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council.

Suzanne Lummis

Suzanne Lummis

Suzanne Lummis

Suzanne Lummis is the founding director of The Los Angeles Poetry Festival.

The LA Poetry Festival produced, together with Beyond Baroque, the 25-event, citywide series, “Night and the City: L.A. Noir in Poetry, Fiction and Film” in 2011.  She is the Literary Director for The Arroyo Arts Collective’s, “Poetry in the Windows,” the popular public art project that for five placed the work of Los Angeles poets in shop windows and will resume in 2014.  She has poems forthcoming in the debut issue of an ambitious new literary magazine edited by Christopher Buckley, Miramar, in Solo Novo published by Glenna Luschei, and a defining essay on the Poem Noir for New Mexico’s Malpais Review, for which she is the California correspondent.Her next collection, Open 24 Hours, will be published by Red Hen Press.

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