Salon Poetry Reading
Thursday June 10th, 2010
7 pm doors
7:30 pm reading
In keeping with Salon history, Marine introduces special projects, inviting intellectually stimulating events and onlooker participation into the gallery. In conjunction with Salon No. 5., Marine is pleased to be hosting its first poetry reading. We will hear the poems of Andrew Maxwell, Sophie Sills, John Tottenham, and Salon No. 5 artist, Eve Wood.
Andrew Maxwell is co-director of the Poetic Research Bureau in Northeast Los Angeles, author of six chapbooks, including Radiant Species and Quotation or Paternity, and editor of various magazines including The Germ and Double Change. Apart from his irregular literary product trials and translations, he's also a collector of obscure world musics, which he curates on his weekly radio show "The Dream of Harry Lime" on Wednesday nights on KXLU 88.9 FM.
Sophie Sills recently relocated from San Francisco to Los Angeles after completing her MFA at Mills College. Here, she works for a Jewish Non-Profit and teaches English at National University. She writes poetry and literary criticism, which has been published or is forthcoming in Amor Fati, Cricket Online Review, Jacket Magazine, and Area Sneaks. She edits the poetry magazine, The Peacock Online Review, due to launch in June 2010.
For the last decade John Tottenham has dedicated himself to the lucrative, fast-paced world of poetry, a morbid addiction that he is now trying to quit. His work has appeared in Artillery, Paris/L.A., The Southern Humanities Review, Dialectical Anthropology and other magazines. The musician Matt Johnson (otherwise known as The The) is currently working on a multi-media interpretation of his book, The Inertia Variations.
Eve Wood is the author of five books of poems, Love’s Funeral, and Six, (published by Cherry Grove Collections), Artistic Children Breathe Differently, (Hollyridge Press), a chapbook entitled Paper Frankenstein published by Beyond Baroque Press and Correspondence (Gegensatze Press, Austria) Her work has appeared in numerous journals including The Best American Poetry 1997, The New Republic, The Denver Quarterly, Triquarterly, Poetry, Witness, The Wisconsin Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Greensboro Review, Exquisite Corpse, The Florida Review, The Antioch Review, and many others. She has twice been a guest on KPFK’s Poet’s Café hosted by MC Bruce. Wood is the recipient of the Jacob Javits Fellowship and a Brody Grant. Wood writes art criticism for ArtUS, Flash Art, Artillery, Tema Celeste, ArtUS, Artext, Artweek, and Artnet.com., Bridge Magazine, Latinarts.com, Flash Art, and Art Papers etc. Also a visual artist, Wood was represented for six years by Western Project and for three years by Susanne Vielmetter; LA Projects. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her work is included in several collections including Eileen and Peter Norton, The Weatherspoon Museum, and the Laguna Art Museum.