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SEPTEMBER

4 September, Thursday 8:00 PM
EMILIA PHILLIPS

EMILIA PHILLIPS is the author of Signaletics (University of Akron Press, 2013) and three chapbooks. She lives in
Richmond, Virginia. In the Mike Kelley Gallery.

7 September, Sunday 4:00 PM
ART OPENING: BOB BRANAMAN & CATHY WEISS: Song of Songs, Paintings and Prints
Beyond Baroque's Artist-in-Residence debuts his latest paintings and prints. BOB BRANAMAN's tremendous body of
work includes etchings, paintings, films, books, and most recently a series of paintings and prints concerning regeneration
and love. Bob was one of the innovative artists showing at the legendary Batman Gallery in San Francisco.
His films include Ginsberg (1966) and Goldmouth (1965) starring Lawrence Ferlinghetti. 
CATHY WEISS makes marks by drawing with her gouges on wood. She then prints, paints, and layers her images to respond
to the physical, spiritual and psychological interstices we experience. In this new work she explores the ancient love poetry in
the Song of Songs. 
Art exhibit runs in the Mike Kelley Gallery through Saturday, October 4. Reception is free to all.

7 September, Sunday 5:00 PM
FIRST SUNDAY OPEN READING
Our popular monthly open reading. Features this month, TBA. Hosted by BILLY BURGOS. Sign ups begin at 4:45 PM.
Five-minute limit. $5 suggested donation.

12 September, Friday 8:00 PM
ROGER TAUS - NEW WORK
Clemens Starck has said Roger Taus' poetry is "Like small wire contraptions. Like Brancusi sculptures containing much pain
and much wry humor. Nothing like them anywhere. Cheers and bravo!" His books include Black Pony, Red Moon, gasoline
djinny & other poems, If you Ask me Where I've Been, Poems From the Combat Zone, Trophies of the Sun
, and Warning.

13 September, Saturday 8:00 PM
POETRY IN MOTION

Established in 1988 by producer Eve Brandstein, PIM is in it’s 4th season at Beyond Baroque with presentations by talented
local literary, theater and film artists.
SPECIAL ADMISSION: $15 in advance on Eventbrite, $20 at the door, $10 Students & Seniors, $8 Members.

14 September, Sunday 2:00 PM
SOAP BOX OPEN READING
This is your home. Bring your words. The mic is yours. Sign ups begin at 1:45 PM. There is a five minute limit. Hosted by
JESSICA WILSON. Suggested donation $5.

14 September, Sunday 4:00 PM
ROBBI AND RICHARD NESTER
ROBBI NESTER is the author of a chapbook, Balance (White Violet, 2012) and a collection of poems, A Likely Story
(Moon Tide, 2014), as well as the editor of an anthology, The Liberal Media Made Me Do It! (Nine Toes, 2014).
ROBBI NESTER published poems in numerous print magazines and journals including Seneca Review, Sycamore Review, Callaloo,
Ploughshares, and Tikkun, and on-line in Cortland Review, Inlandia, and Qartsiluni.
RICHARD NESTER published poems in numerous print magazines and journals including Seneca Review, Sycamore
Review, Callaloo, Ploughshares, and Tikkun, and on-line in Cortland Review, Inlandia, and Qartsiluni.

14 September, Sunday 8:00 PM
ARTISTS-MUSICIANS-INVENTORS (AND OTHER) CREATIVE INDIVIDUALS: A TALK BY PAUL KIRSCH
Paul Kirsch gives a talk on those creative individuals who are severely disenfranchised from the dominant political parties,
and to whom creative expression is primary in their existence. $5.00 donation requested.

18 September, Thursday 8:00 PM
JOHN MENAGHAN
A prize-winning poet and playwright, JOHN MENAGHAN has published three books with Salmon Poetry (Ireland): All the Money
in the World
(1999), She Alone (2006), and What Vanishes (2009). Kirkus Reviews called All the Money in the World "
an auspicious beginning," and The Hudson Review named She Alone "one of the best books of 2006." Three of his plays
have been produced and one, A Rumor of Rain, was published in The Hollow & Other Plays (2008). Menaghan teaches
literature and creative writing at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he also serves as Director of both the
Irish Studies and Summer in Ireland programs and runs an annual Irish Cultural Festival.

19 September, Friday 8:00 PM
PLUME MAGAZINE ANTHOLOGY OF POETRY
A reading in support of The Plume Anthology of Poetry 2013, featuring MARK IRWIN, ARTHUR VOGELSANG, MARCI
VOGEL, RALPH ANGEL and MARK SVENVOLD. DANIEL LAWLESS hosts.

20 September, Saturday 4:00 PM
POETS OF THE FUTURE
Black Box Theater and Team Illuminate presents: An Evolutionary Journey Through music, song, poetry, performance art
drumming and channeling.

20 September, Saturday 8:00 PM
MICHAEL GREENE
A 6’ 6” approval junky navigates his way through gangsters, fast cars, weird sex, bottom dealing, and the drug fueled blossom
and burn of Hollywood. MICHAEL GREENE teases you with eighty years of mistakes and triumphs from his upcoming memoir.

21 September, Sunday 4:00 PM
HITCHED
This quarterly series couples established poets and writers with their emerging counterparts as a way of celebrating accomplishments,
welcoming new voices, and broadening community. Features include ALEXIS FANCHER with JACK GRAPES, and DAVID CAMPOS
with SARA BORJAS. Hosted by XOCHITL-JULISA BERMEJO. In the Mike Kelley Gallery.
$5.00 donation requested.

21 September, Sunday 5:00 PM
JUNE MELBY, RICK LUPERT & BRENDAN CONSTANTINE
More details to be announced soon.

26 September, Friday 8:00 PM
MARK RHODES TS ELIOT READING
More details to be announced soon.

27 September, Saturday 3:00 PM
100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE GLOBAL EVENT
More details to be announced soon.

27 September, Saturday 8:00 PM
SHOWCASE: TIMOTHY STEELE, CATHERINE CHANDLER and KEVIN DURKIN
TIMOTHY STEELE is the author of four collections of poems: Uncertainties and Rest (1979), Sapphics against Anger
and Other Poems (1986), The Color Wheel (1994), and Toward the Winter Solstice (2006). The first two were reprinted
in 1995 as a joint volume, Sapphics and Uncertainties: Poems 1970-1986. Currently, he says, he is “two-thirds of the
way to another collection of poems.”

CATHERINE CHANDLER has just published a second full-length collection, Glad and Sorry Seasons with Biblioasis Press,
Windsor, Ontario, 2014. Her first full-length collection of poetry, Lines of Flight (Able Muse Press, 2011) was shortlisted
for the 2013 Poets’ Prize. A collection of sonnets, This Sweet Order, was published by White Violet Press in 2012.
Richard Wilbur says that Chandler’s poems “offer the reader a plain eloquence, a keen eye, and a graceful development
of thought.”

KEVIN DURKIN’s first collection of poetry, Los Angeles in Fog, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2013. Durkin’s
poems, reviews, and interviews have appeared in Poetry, The Yale Review, American Arts Quarterly, The New Criterion,
and The Philadelphia Inquirer, and have been anthologized in Poetry Daily, Irresistible Sonnets, and Able Muse Anthology.
Hosted by CHARLOTTE INNES.

27 September, Saturday 8:00 PM
MARIA MAZZIOTTI GILLAN, JAN BEATTY & WILLIAM HARRY HARDING
Join poets MARIA MAZZIOTTI GILLAN, JAN BEATTY & WILLIAM HARRY HARDING as they honor the great Wanda Coleman
with poems of wild risk and tribute. In the Mike Kelley Gallery.

28 September, Sunday 2:00 PM
THE NEBRASKA GIRL OPEN READING
Open reading with features hosted by WYATT UNDERWOOD and MELISSA ALVARADO. This month’s feature: TBA.
Five-minute limit, sign ups at 1:45 PM. Suggested donation $5.

28 September, Sunday 5:00 PM
LA POEISA SALON - in the Bookstore

POESÍA FÉSTIVAL and VAGABOND PRESS BIRTHDAY PARTY of MARK LIPMANN & ANTONIETA VILLAMIL with Friends!
Bring original poetry in Spanish/bilingual to share. Potluck Party. Suggested donation $5.

28 September, Sunday 7:00 PM
7 DUDLEY CINEMA
OF TWO MINDS (2013, 89 min) Take your best day and your darkest moment...and multiply by a million. Award-winning
filmmakers Doug Blush and Lisa Klein (in person) reveal the intimate lives of extraordinary people living with bipolar disorder,
including Los Angeles artist Carlton Davis and more. Variety says "fascinating...intelligent...and compassionate" and NPR
says "provocative, intimate, gritty filmmaking". Suggested donation $5.