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A Poetry Reading with Jerry Garcia and Beth Ruscio

April 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

An in-person reading celebrating Jerry Garcia’s newest poetry collection “Trumpets in the Sky.”

Join us in person for a night of readings with L.A. poets Jerry Garcia and Beth Ruscio. Jerry Garcia is celebrating the release of his newest poetry collection, Trumpets in the Sky, published by Moon Tide Press. The collection is a series of poems that point to the universe while proclaiming the complexities of living on planet earth. These poems are full of astonishment, absurdity, reverence, and social science. He will be joined by poet and actress Beth Ruscio, to read from her latest work, Speaking Parts–a collection which poet Gail Wronsky described as luminous poems that fearlessly buoys the reader “through theatrical make-up sessions, costume changes, death, love, and itchy wigs…Speaking Parts speaks to us in a language that’s inviting, insightful, and alive.” Beth Ruscio’s first full-length poetry collection won the 2020 Brick Road Poetry Prize.

Free & in-person at Beyond Baroque. All attendees must show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination and an ID. Masks are required.

Reservation Policy: Please RSVP if you are planning to attend this event. We accept walk-ins, but priority will be given to people that have registered. Since this event is free of charge it is our policy to overbook. In the case of a full program, your free ticket may not guarantee admission. We recommend arriving early. Standby tickets will be released fifteen minutes prior to each program.

About the authors

Jerry Garcia is a poet, photographer, and filmmaker who calls Los Angeles home. His poetry has been seen in Spillway 28, Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, The Chiron Review, Coiled Serpent Anthology, Voices from Leimert Park Redux, and Slipstream. He has three books of poetry, On Summer Solstice Road and the chapbook Hitchhiking With the Guilty. His latest book is Trumpets in the Sky published in January 2022 by Moon Tide Press.

Beth Ruscio is daughter of actors, poet with multiple honors, accomplished actor, and winner of the Brick Road Poetry Prize for her 2020 collection SPEAKING PARTS praised as “. . .an exceptional collection. Ruscio has spent a career acting and is able to bring the wisdom of that career with her to show us what it means to be human.” and “I realized this is the first collection of poems I’ve cherished this much . . . moved carefully through with the devotion I once reserved for listening to the Dark Side of the Moon. This truly deserves–and richly rewards–the attention.”


Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
681 Venice Blvd, Venice Beach
Los Angeles, CA 90291 United States

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