Tonight’s reading features Olivia Soule and Brian K. Turner, with an open mic to follow.
Olivia Soule completed her M.F.A. in poetry at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2018.Â She has a B.A. in English and Italian from UCLA. Her poems have appeared in the Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Pudding Magazine and Q/A Poetry, among other publications. She has also written about Italian literature in translation.
Brian K. Turner grew up in California, fascinated by its natural diversity. He worked in a variety of manual labor jobs after high school, then enlisted in the military and was sent to Iraq, was made a Sergeant and manned an M1A1 tank as a gunner. He now operates an animal sanctuary, is a born-again heretic and an avowed neo-Marxist. His collection of poems, The House of Wolves, was published in 2020 by Blue Light Press. Fifty of his poems have been published in 36 literary magazines, domestic and foreign.
Bird & Beckett hosts an in-person poetry reading on the first Thursday of each month. Jerry Ferraz and Michael Koch handle the booking and hosting honors, conducting an open mic after the featured readers. To read in the open, simply come prepared to read. Sign up starts at 6:50pm when we open the doors for the 7pm reading.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
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