National Poetry Month
Celebrate Your Love of Poetry with local poet TERRY STEVENSON
- How has poetry helped shaped the momentous cultural and political events of the 20th centruy from the Beats' attack on the conformity of the '50s to the Aftrican-American poets and women poets of the '60s and '70s?
- Can poets serve as the truth speakers against abuses of power both in our country and in other countries?
- What will be the future of poetry as it moves in the 21st century?
Terry Stevenson will discuss these and other issues through anthologies of poetry ranging from those that introduced readers to the Beats to those that deal with poems about jazz, American places, political witness, and the annual "best of" series. This is an interactive events so please bring your favorite poetry anthology and join us in reading some great poems to celebrate National Poetry Month.
Terry Stevenson's poems have appeared in Electrum, Poetry/L.A., Rattle, Spillway and ONTHEBUS. He has been published in the anthologies, Shards, Off-Ramp, Corners (all published by the Pasadena Poets). The New Los Angeles Poets (Bomshelter Press), Truth and Lies that Press for Life (Artifact Press, Ltd.), 13 LA Poets (Tebot Bach), and most recently in Good Poems: American Places (Viking, 2011), ed. by Garrison Keillor.
He has given many featured readings in the Southern California area including Laguna Beach, Cal State LA, the Hyperion Theater, the Iguana Cafe, Dutton's Bookstore in Brentwood, The Midnight Special Bookstore, Border's Bookstore (Santa Monica), Barnes and Noble Bookstore (Santa Monica) Cafe Luna, the Simi Valley Library, the Roxbury with "Poetry in Motion," Beyond Baroque, and during the 1999 Los Angeles Poetry Festival he read at the Los Angeles Public Library as part of the New Poets Series.