Posts Tagged: Jessica Piazza

Notable Los Angeles: 7/10–7/16


Monday 7/10: Write Club L.A. presents Chapter 65: The Kids Are Alright. Featuring readings by Sofia Carianna, Spencer Towne, Rebeka Barrera, Annette Barrera, Christian Perfas, and Jacorey Palmer. Hosted by Paula Killen and Justin Wellborn, with Jeff Dorchen. $10–$20/pay what you can.


The Sunday Rumpus Review: Interrobang by Jessica Piazza

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In the first sonnet of the sonnet sequence “People Like Us,” the speaker says,

“By day I play nonstop if/then, internally pluck

a love me, love me not lament…”

This game—the jostle between possibilities and outcomes, the constant, obsessive evaluation of one’s self and the value of that self to others—is at play within each of the poems in Jessica Piazza’s debut collection, Interrobang, which was selected as the 2011 recipient of A Room of Her Own Foundation’s To the Lighthouse Poetry Prize.