dada, Poems

accidental marketing poem: “acai beans”

I just received an amazing email at my day job that, when you clear out the clutter, is actually a beautiful poem! Aside from breaking up the sentences a bit, and removing any strange links that might take over your computer and swallow your soul, I haven’t rearranged a single word or changed a lick […]

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Poems

“The State of Nature”

“The State of Nature”   Don’t trust the truster. Yet distrust disappoints in not disappointing. And we’re all humans, all men normal, all women wanting freedom. You can’t hoard freedom and be free. A philosopher’s slave once took this dictation: My freedom ends where your freedom begins. All are enemies, our only hopes. When we […]

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Poems

“The Question”

I was at a great workshop regarding “the feminine” and femininity this weekend, and got several workable poems out of it. Here’s one.   “The Question” I was young. I loved. And so I didn’t ask. I was afraid you’d fear me, Or I’d fear your response. Now I am not young. And I do […]

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A Rrose in a Prose, Performers, Personal Shit, Poetry

Nikol Hasler returns to A Rrose in a Prose tomorrow!

We’re very pleased to have a (long overdue!) return visit tomorrow from author, YouTube sensation, and expert pickler Nikol Hasler! Nikol Hasler used to get up to a lot of nonsense, but has aged and mellowed into a no-nonsense type of bird. Author of “Sex: An Uncensored Introduction” and mother of three, she pays her […]

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A Rrose in a Prose, Lit Events, Literature, Los Angeles, Poetry

Trista Hurley-Waxali today at A Rrose in a Prose!

Another great author who will knock us OUT with her skill today is none other than the famous, the fabulous, the forthcoming-bookish Trista Hurley-Waxali! Trista Hurley-Waxali is the author of the poetry chapbook Dried Up. Her work has appeared in the journals FORTH, Enclave, and Street Line Critics, well as in the Procyon Short Story […]

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A Rrose in a Prose, Fiction, Lit Events, Poetry

An A Rrose in a Prose first, this Sunday: F. Douglas Brown!

Just when you think that A Rrose in a Prose could devolve into a scuzzy place, full of identity thieves and clowns who forget to bring their makeup, we do something like this: book another great writer, class the place up, and even make sure to put the guy’s biography up before the show! F. […]

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A Rrose in a Prose, Exquisite Corpses, Poems

“Manchester and Vermont” – an exquisite corpse.

here is the exquisite corpse we created at last month’s amazing event. It’s written by virtually everyone who was in attendance at A Rrose in a Prose last month, and it goes from dark to political to comic. It’s almost like life in reverse!

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Lit Events, Los Angeles, Other Stuff, Performers, Poetry

Los Angeles Word Salon this weekend in Echo Park, featuring D. M. Collins

My new buddy Seven Dhar and I are gonna be closing this event, but there are so many great things happening within it, and YOU could be a participant! So get to this address by 6 p.m., Sir or Mim: 1836 W Sunset Blvd. LA 90026

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A Rrose in a Prose, Exquisite Corpses, Poems

Exhaustion

… we all wrote a poem together by thinking of a word and then saying our words one by one in a random order. I think I’m going to call this format “Train Car Corpse.”

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