Posts Tagged: Henri Cole

Notable Los Angeles: 4/16–4/22

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Literary events and readings in and around L.A. this week!

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An Eerie Prescience: Talking with Joyce Carol Oates

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Author Joyce Carol Oates discusses how the political climate affected the writing of her latest novel, A Book of American Martyrs, how she uses Twitter, and why predictions are a waste of time.

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Notable Los Angeles: 2/27–3/5

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Monday 2/27: Tim Dorsey discusses and signs Clownfish Blues. 7 p.m. at Book Soup. ALOUD presents An Evening with George Saunders. The author discusses his novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, in conversation with author Anthony Marra. Featuring a dramatic reading by Phil LaMarr. 7:30 p.m. in the Writer’s Guild Theater. The event is full, but […]

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Illuminating Poetry

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Because Holzer now thinks of herself mostly as a reader, rather than a writer, she is happiest reimagining space with light, color, and form suffusing it, while a powerful beam is projecting poetry into the night—poetry with all its paradoxes, ironies, contradictions, understatements, and devastating truths. In the New Yorker, poet Henri Cole reflects on […]

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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Judy Bolton-Fasman examines her Cuban-American parents in the Saturday Essay, in particular her mother’s struggle to read Don Quijote in its original Spanish for her master’s degree. Her parents’ heritage informs their aspirations in a new country. “For my father Cuba was a cautionary tale,” Bolton-Fasman writes. “For my mother it was a fairytale.” Then, […]

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Strolling the Streets of Paris

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Stroll the streets of Paris with the New Yorker’s Henri Cole in his essay “Street of the Iron Po(e)t.” Cole’s essays often read like poetic journal entries as he discusses his various experiences while living in Paris, such as getting a flu shot or stumbling across an anti-gay rights rally. He also slips into moving […]

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