Saturday, June 23, 2012

Dorothea Grossman's Poems to Be Read By Tony Renner on Monday, June 25

Tony Renner, reading work by the late Dorothea Grossman, will be one of the featured readers for the next •chance operations• reading on Monday, June 25, at Duff's, 392 N. Euclid.

The other featured readers will be Ben Moeller-Gaa, John Han, Chris Parr, and Buzz Spector.

Musical guest will be Will Kyle.

Free admission; doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Advance sign-up for the open-mic following the featured readers is encouraged. Click here to sign-up via e-mail.

Dorothea Grossman, died on May 6, 2012 at the age of 74.

A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dorothea “Dottie” Grossman lived in Los Angeles for thirty-plus years. Her work was featured in the March, 2010 edition of Poetry and was awarded that magazine’s J. Howard and Barbara M. J. Wood Prize. The late Allen Ginsberg called her poetry, “clear, odd, personal, funny or wild-weird, curious and lucid.” Her work has appeared in numerous poetry journals and magazines.

Coffeetown Press has recently published Grossman's third collection The Fun of Speaking English: Selected Poems.


That's my heart,
sloshing around
in what sounds like
a big metal bucket
that holds
lots of cold beers
for a party.

-- Dorothea Grossman

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