Artillery and The Standard, Hollywood are joining forces in support of the written word. This month’s reading is by celebrated poet Frank Montesonti and writer Amina Cain. Montesonti will read from his new collection of poetry Blight, Blight, Blight, Ray of Hope (Barrow Street Press) and Cain will be reading some of her short fiction.
Here’s an excerpt from one of Frank’s poems, that we found particularly apropos:
(excerpted from Object Permanence and the US Postal Service)
Held in The Cactus Lounge at The Standard, Hollywood, there will be a wine reception starting at 7pm, and the reading will promptly start at 8pm. Both are open to the public.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Frank Montesonti has been published in literary journals such as Tin House, Black Warrior Review, AQR, Poet Lore, and Poems and Plays, among many others. His first collection of poetry,Blight, Blight, Blight, Ray of Hope was published this year. His second collection, Hope Tree, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in 2014. He has an MFA from the University of Arizona and teaches poetry at National University. A longtime resident of Indiana, he now lives in Los Angeles, California.
Amina Cain is the author of the short story collection I Go To Some Hollow (Les Figues Press, 2009), and an upcoming chapbook called Tramps Everywhere (Insert Press/PARROT Series). A recording of her story “Attached to a Self” was included in the group show A Diamond in the Mud at Literaturhaus Basel in Switzerland in 2008, and in summer 2010 her work was featured at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) as part of NOT CONTENT, a series of text projects curated by Les Figues. Writing has appeared in publications such as 3rd bed, Action Yes, Dear Navigator, Denver Quarterly, Dewclaw, emohippus, Joyland, La Petite Zine, Little Red Leaves, MoonLit, onedit, Sidebrow, The Encyclopedia Project (F-K), and Wreckage of Reason: Xxperimental Prose by Women Writers.