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Time Tested Books launches 2009 Poetry Series

Time Tested Books is pleased to announce the opening of our 2009 Poetry series. It has been a decade since we have hosted a regular poetry series and figured the time is right to focus on the Sacramento area’s wealth of veteran voices, folks who have spent time on their craft, promoting poetry, and teaching others.

We start our series with two names familiar to literary Sacramento, Pat Grizzell and B.L. Kennedy.

Pat Grizzell is a poet, songwriter and visual artist. He is a founding member and former director of the Sacramento Poetry Center. His collections of poems include Dark Music, Menotaure Into Night (with painter Jimi Suzuki) and the forthcoming 13 Poems from Rattlesnake Press. His work has been anthologized in collections such as Landing Signals and was editor of Tule Review, On the Wing, and other publications. He performs original music solo and with his band, Junkyard Burlesque.

B.L. Kennedy is a poet, artist, and lifelong performer. He studied with Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, & Ed Sanders at the Naropa Institute’s Poetics from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, where he holds a MFA (and one from CSU Sacramento, too). Swimming in controversy, his is ever prolific, the author of fourteen books of poetry. He is the Reviewer and Interviewer in Residence for Rattlesnake Review. He’s produced three major Poetry Marathons and has spent his life in Sacramento tirelessly promoting the area‘s poets. He is currently a host for Luna’s Café’s Poetry Unplugged reading series.

Time Tested Books is located at 1114 21st Street in Midtown Sacramento.

The event is on Sunday, January 18, 2009. 7 pm.

A $5 donation will be requested at the door. All money going to the featured readers.

(Our February reader will be poet and translator William O’Daly, who will be celebrating the release of his newest volume of translation of Pablo Neruda. O’Daly will be accompanied by guitarist Louis V. Johnson. More info to come.) 

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