A highlight of the recent trip to Long Beach was meeting Donna Hilbert ("Flowers" and"In Quintana Roo"). She teaches weekly poetry workshops and has for years (with many loyal students). When Joan Corwin and I were in Long Beach, we also learned about the latest project Donna and others in the vibrant Long Beach poetry community have been working on: Beside the City of Angels: A Long Beach Poetry Festival, which will be a daylong event Saturday, October 14. It will be held … [Read more...]
Gatsby Books in Long Beach–sublime!
Our trip to Long Beach was a definite success and a blast to boot. The reading at Gatsby Books went well as we suspected it would since Sean Moor, who owns Gatsby Books, and Alisha Attell, who coordinates the events there, were so enthusiastic about our coming to read there. Thanks to Sean and Alisha for their warm welcome and hot promotion! The bookstore was packed. The reading was kicked off by Donna Hilbert who is not only well-known but also well-admired in the poetry … [Read more...]