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Ching-In-Chen, Alba Hacker Richard Modiano & Pam Ward at EasySpeak at Stories Books Friday may 8@ 8pm

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  • Rafael Alvarado
    H.I.P. The Hollywood Institute of Poetics Doug Knott Secretary of Fifth Estate And Celestial Alignment Featuring Ching-In-Chen Alba Hacker Richard Modiano Pam
    Message 1 of 1 , May 7, 2009
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      The Hollywood Institute of Poetics

      Doug Knott
      Secretary of Fifth Estate And Celestial Alignment

      Alba Hacker
      Richard Modiano
      Pam Ward

      Stories Books
      open reading
      5 opens max sign up at 7.30

      Friday may 8@ 8pm
      1716 Sunset Blvd.
      Los Angeles, CA 90026
      (213) 413 3733

      Ching-In Chen is a poet and multi-genre, border-crossing writer. She is the daughter of Chinese immigrants and a Kundiman Asian American Poet Fellow. A community organizer, she has worked in the Asian American communities of San Francisco, Oakland, and Boston, as well as helped organize the third national Asian Pacific American Spoken Word and Poetry Summit in Boston. Ching-In is also the co-editor of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Partner Abuse in Activist Communities.

      Ching-In Chen's poetry has been featured at poetry readings across the country, including Poets Against Rape, Word from the Streets, and APAture Arts Festival: A Window on the Art of Young Asian Pacific Americans. Her work has been published in the anthology Growing Up Girl: Voices from Marginalized Spaces and journals such as Tea Party, Fifth Wednesday Journal, and OCHO. Her poems are forthcoming in Iron Horse Literary Review, Water~Stone Review, and the anthology Yellow as Turmeric, Fragrant as Cloves. She has won an Oscar Wilde honorable mention for "Two River Girls," a poem from The Heart's Traffic.

      Her poem-play "The Geisha Author Interviews," also from The Heart's Traffic, was nominated for a John Cauble Short Play Award and recommended for development at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Ching-In has also been awarded residencies and fellowships from the Voices of Our Nations Foundation, Soul Mountain Retreat, Vermont Studio Center, and the Paden Institute.

      A graduate of Tufts University, Ching-In Chen currently lives in Riverside, CA, where she is in the MFA in Creative Writing Program at the University of California Riverside.

      Originally from the Dominican Republic, Alba Cruz-Hacker has lived and traveled throughout North and Central America as well as the Caribbean.  A Pushcart Prize nominee, some of her recent works appear in "The Caribbean Writer," "Canadian Woman Studies," "The Pacific Review," "The DMQ Review" "Epicenter Magazine" and "Miller's Pond," among others. She currently lives in Southern California.

        Richard Modiano was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles, California suburb) of Jewish-Irish parents (and later nurtured by Japanese stepmother). One younger brother, a gay activist, now deceased, inspired his commitment to human rights.
          At the University of Hawaii, he became an anti-war activist and read poet Gary Snyder's essay "Buddhism and Anarchism," and then was turned on to Paul Goodman poet/novelist/psychotherapist/anarchist. Richard later joined New York City Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World while attending NYU (presently a member of the Socialist Party USA and the Buddhist Peace Fellowship but still is anarcho-syndicalist in outlook).
          The 1980s deepened Richard’s interest in Japanese aesthetics and learned Japanese language; he became the consultant-editor for Subterranean Press. In the early '90s, he started translating from Japanese to English, and wrote more terse Japanese-influenced pieces. Translations and original works were published here and there in Blue Satellite , FTS , and Sun Flowers & Locomotives.
          Richard has written reviews and politics column for the The Independent Reviews Site and is presently a co-director of Poets on the Half Shell, as well as a member of the board of Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, in Venice, California. His day job is program manager for a small Korean educational institute.

      Pam Ward
      is a writer and graphic designer.  A UCLA graduate and recipient of a ‘California Arts Council Fellow in Literature’ and ‘New Letters Literary Award’ she has had her poetry published in  "Scream When you Burn,"  "Grand Passion," "Calyx," "Catch the Fire,” and the newly released, “Voices from Leimert Park.” Pam operates her own graphic design studio, “Ward Graphics” as well as runs her own publishing house, “Short Dress Press.” Her first novel, "Want Some, Get Some," comes out on Kensington Books, February 2007. Pam has edited five anthologies including, "Picasso's Mistress," "What the Body Remembers," and “The Supergirls Handbook: A Survival Guide." She has had short stories printed in "The Best American Erotica, "Men We Cherish," and "Gynomite.” As an artist-in-resident for the City of Los Angeles and the City of Manhattan Beach, Pam also served as a board member for Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Foundation and has worked for many community arts and social/health organizations, including Black Women for Wellness, Summit on Gang Violence and Art Center College of Design.  Currently, Pam Ward is working on her third novel, “Between Good Men & No Man at All.”

      Black & Tan
      Hosted by
      Robert Juarez
      Department of The Armed Forces of Artistic Endeavor
      Bryan Sanders
      Department of Urbane Renewal And Development 

      May  22
      Friday  @ 8pm
      Judi Smolker
      A.K. Toney

      June 7 Sunday at 4pm
      The High
      Of Cheese
      Brendan Constantine
      Will Host
      B.H. Fairchild

      Coming July 3
      the Wandering Uterus Tour.
      Marty McConnell
      Andi Strickland
      Brendan Constintine
      Corrie Greathouse

      Sept 11
      John Harris
      Alan Jude Moore

      Sept 26
      Black & Tan
      John Survivor Blake

          I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The test of whether it's poetry is: does it sound beautiful when you say the words over, in your mind or your voice, with no skilled performer, no music, just the sounds and meanings in the words themselves,”
      Robert Pinsky
      H.I.P., Hollywood Institute of Poetics, established this April 2009, is committed to the perpetuation of PLC: Poetry, Literature and Community through Poetic Loving Care. Our numbers are committed to the ongoing promotion of good works, good thouhgts and good people by serving the poetic muse in the form of public readings, publication and the promotion of poetry everywhere.

      Poets Who Have read For Easy Speak
      Laurel Ann Bogan Amaranth Borsuk. Peggy Dobreer,  Kate Durbin, Olga Garcia,  Melora Walters, Gail Wronsky

      Poets Who Have read For Black & Tan 
      Luis Alfaro, Kim Calder, Karen Harryman Gabriela Jauregui, Cati Porter

      Rafael F J Alvarado
      H.I.P., Hollywood Institute of Poetics
      Emperor of Hustle And Flow
      Producer The World Wide Word Radio Network
      Host Of The Moe Green Poetry Hour
      3110 Broadway
      L A Ca 90031

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