Monday, June 24, 2013


We are happy to spread the word about this upcoming workshop!

with Kim Rosen and Ellen Bass
October 27 – November 1, 2013
Mayacamas Ranch, Calistoga, CA

Join Ellen Bass and Kim Rosen for five days of living poetry. In this unique retreat, they will explore a combination of three elements: the inspiration of hearing poetry, the power of speaking poetry, and the craft of writing poetry. This workshop is equally appropriate for beginning and experienced poets, from those who are new to poetry to those who have published books or chapbooks. Or, if you are a teacher who could use a shot of inspiration or if you are someone in the helping and healing professions who would like to explore another way to reach the heart, this workshop could be for you. Though they'll focus on poetry, prose writers who want to be inspired by poetry and to enrich their language will find it a fertile environment. 

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Thursday, June 13, 2013


29 June, Saturday - 4:00 PM

A Dada Poetry and Performance Festival plus the official West Coast launch of Maintenant 7: Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art

Get your DADA on as Three Rooms Press presents ¡DADA Land in LALA Land!, a wild ride of contemporary Dada performance and poetry by leading Los Angeles maverick artists and the West Coast launch of the internationally-renowned Maintenant 7: Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art, which features more than 100 visual and literary works by artists including Jerome Rothenberg, Doug Knott, S.A. Griffin, Mike Mollett, Scott Wannberg, Charles Plymell, Mike Watt, Jan Michael Alejandro, Gerard Malanga, AD Winans, Mona Jean Cedar, Marie Lecrivain, Marc Olmsted, Claude Pelieu, Mary Beach, Brion Gysin, Linda Albertano, and William Burroughs. Costumes encouraged!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Congratulations to Robert Polito!

The many poets who dressed up for the 2011 "Come as You Noir" night -- opening event of "Night and the City: L.A. Noir in Poetry, Fiction and Film" -- will have fond memories of poet, essayist and biographer Robert Polito, whose numerous distinguished publications on film noir and noir authors made him a perfect choice to inaugurate the 25-event series. 

This year, the venerated Poetry Foundation ( ) announced they had selected Robert Polito as the second president in the organization's history, and he has recently stepped into that position. 

During his visit Mr. Politio expressed to us his affection for Los Angeles, and we at Beyond Baroque are delighted that this good fortune has come to a writer we know and admire. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Just added! 6 July, Saturday - 8:00 PM STOMACHS & EARS: Depression Era Poetry (1923-2013)

STOMACHS & EARS: Depression Era Poetry (1923-2013) 

will feature the poetry of Kenneth Fearing (1902-1961) and Matt Sedillo (writing currently in Los Angeles), with live accompaniment from virtuoso contrabass player/teacher Bert Turetzky. 

Fearing's poetry will be read by actor Douglas Roberts. Sedillo will perform his own poetry. Fearing has been called "the chief poet of the American Depression." Rexroth on Fearing: "No one else so completely immersed himself in the lingo of the mass culture. Fearing didn't think like an advertising copywriter. He thought like the advertising copy itself, or at least like a taxi driver reading a billboard while fighting traffic." 

Matt Sedillo is a two-time national slam poet, grand slam champion of the Damn Slam Los Angeles 2011. "Matt Sedillo has a vision of what peace and a blossoming of people, technology, politics and economy can feel, touch, and look like." ---Luis J. Rodriguez, Author of Always Running

Bernard Jacobson (Chicago Daily News) described Turetzky as "a virtuoso of caliber unsurpassed by any other practitioner of his instrument today." 

The evening is being assembled and facilitated by D. W. Jacobs.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Alien Weaving: A Novella by Will Alexander

Hello folks,

Carlos Lara launched a Kickstarter project to fund the publication of a novella by Will Alexander. If you are ready to support this project, please go to the following link:

Writer Will Alexander

Carlos Lara appreciates your support.


Your Beyond Baroque Team