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Pen on Fire Speaker Series at Lido Village Books

Join us at Lido Village books for an Evening with poet Kim Dower in conversation with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett.
Kim and Barbara will talk about the writing of poetry, followed by a Q&A, and a poetry exercise.
Please purchase tickets in advance at here!

About the Author:

Kim Dower was City Poet Laureate of West Hollywood from October 2016 to October 2018. Kim has published four collections of poetry, all with Red Hen Press: Air Kissing on Mars, which was on the Poetry Foundation’s Contemporary Best Sellers list and described by the Los Angeles Times as, “sensual and evocative . . . seamlessly combining humor and heartache”; Slice of Moon, called “unexpected and sublime,” by O: the Oprah Magazine; Last Train to the Missing Planet, “poems that speak about the grey space between tragedy and tenderness, memory and loss, fragility and perseverance,” said poet Richard Blanco; and her brand new Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave, which Chris Kraus, author of I Love Dick, calls exuberant, sexy and sobering.” Nominated for three Pushcart Prizes, Kim’s work has been featured in Garrison Keillor’s “The Writer’s Almanac” and Ted Kooser’s “American Life in Poetry,” as well as in Ploughshares, Barrow Street, and Rattle. Her poems are included in several anthologies, notably, Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, (Beyond Baroque Books/Pacific Coast Poetry Series) and Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles, (Tia Chucha Press). She teaches Poetry and Dreaming in the B.A. Program of Antioch University and Wake Up Your Prose for UCLA Extension. She is also the proud founder of Kim-from-L.A. a well-known literary marketing and publicity company that helps writers get their beautiful words out into the world.

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