An evening with Claudia Rankine

September 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Claudia Rankine is the author of Citizen: An American Lyric and four previous books, including Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric. Her work has appeared recently in the Guardian, the New York Times Book Review, the New York Times Magazine, and the Washington Post. She is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, the winner of the 2014 Jackson Poetry Prize, and a contributing editor of Poets & Writers. She received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2016. Rankine is the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University.

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September 21
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Miah Jeffra Milla reads from “The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic!” with Alanna Lin Ramage, Seth Fischer, Cheryl Klein, Claudia Rodriguez, and Linda Ravenswood

September 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

In The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic!, Miah Jeffra perfects apostrophe as canticle, a host of heroes beckoning the reader deeper into the waters of selfhood, Madonna, Mary Shelley, Felix Gonzalez Torres, Plato, and Jeffra’s mother among them. Jeffra explores the nature of gender, sexuality, aesthetics, and love, taking a tiny hammer to the stability of the limits of perception, troubling the tether between perception and memory.

Ian Svenonius, in conversation with Henry Rollins, discusses “The Psychic Soviet”

August 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

A reissue of Ian F. Svenonius’s cult-classic debut essay collection, including brand-new writing in this expanded edition.


Ian F. Svenonius is the author of the underground best sellers Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group and Censorship Now!! He was also the host of VBS.tv’s Soft Focus, where he interviewed Mark E. Smith, Genesis P. Orridge, Chan Marshall, Ian MacKaye, and others.

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August 11
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I Read Your Book and… with Luis J. Rodriguez

Rex Weiner’s author discussion series I READ YOUR BOOK AND . . . returns with an interview of former Los Angeles Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodriguez. They discuss Rodriguez’ new book of essays From Our Land to Our Land: Essays, Journeys, and Imaginings from a Native Xicanx Writer.
Luis Javier Rodriguez is a poet, novelist, journalist, critic, and columnist. He was the 2014 Los Angeles Poet Laureate and is recognized as a major figure in contemporary Chicano literature.