Posts Tagged: Anna Journey

Notable Los Angeles: 3/6–3/12

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Lambda Literary Festival kicks off a week-long series of events celebrating contemporary, diverse voices in SoCal! All of them are free and open to the public. We’ve included some highlights here, but for the full list go to their website.

Monday 3/6: Erika Lewis discusses and signs Game of Shadows.

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The Rumpus Book Clubs Present: Summer Reading!

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Looking for some awesome new books to read this summer? The Rumpus Book Clubs have some great new fiction, non-fiction and poetry selections lined up for members over the next three months. No matter the weather, beachy warmth to, well, whatever you call the middle of the year in San Francisco, and everything in between, here’s what you’ll have a chance to read if you’re a member of the Rumpus Book Club or the Rumpus Poetry Book Club.

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“Danse Macabre, Mississippi” by Anna Journey

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Danse Macabre, Mississippi: My Great-Grandmother Fires a BB Gun

There were black-eyed Susans loose at the hip, the limp magnolia
blooms worked
to a quiver. There were white necks

of her Belgian hens sent cracking. The day Baby Grace died
from strep throat, my great-grandmother

chased her son into their magnolia’s
manic tier, fired

lead pellets at the soles of his loafers.

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