Thursday, March 13 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Community Room
Alta-LA Poetry series with open mic, hosted by Linda Dove, the library’s Poet Laureate.
Featured poets are Lynne Thompson and Karen An-hwei Lee.
Start With A Small Guitar by Lynn Thompson is a collection of poems that celebrate and
suspect, extol and mourn, despise and pray for love, in all its terrible, bewitching
iterations. Neither biography nor dream--despite the way the poems' titles mislead--these
poems hope and pretend and, in the end, wrap their arms around a language that gives rise
to love's mysteries. The poet hopes that her readers will be bewildered and enchanted,
infuriated and left on a precipice.
Karen An-hwei Lee is the author of Phyla of Joy (Tupelo Press, 2012), Ardor
(Tupelo Press, 2008) and In Medias Res (Sarabande Books, 2004). She lives and teaches in
southern California, where she is a novice harpist.
This free series is sponsored by the Friends of the Altadena Library District. These events
are supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from the James