August 11th, 2014

August is the one year anniversary of the Cadence Collective website! To celebrate we have two amazing poets ready to mesmerize your senses, Peggy Dobreer and John Brantingham. Come with poems to share and sign up early at 7:15. Open reading begins at 7:30! Gatsby Books at 5535 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA 90808
RSVP on FacebookPalaceGateShotPeggy Dobreer is an award-winning speaker and poet, with one full-length collection of poetry, In The Lake of Your Bones, released in March 2012 by Moon Tide Press. She is a long time educator, offering her unique approach to physically generated poetry and collaborative reading workshops, E=Mc2BODY THE RwIrGiHtTe READ. Ms. Dobreer’s poetry has been published by Mas Tequilla Press, The Bicycle Review, The Nervous Breakdown, Cracked Pavement and Plastic Trees: Our Gifts to Future Generations, Everything About You Is Beautiful, Literary Angles, The San Pedro River Review, WordWright’s Magazine, Malpais Review, and LA Yoga among others. She curates The RwIrGiHtTe READ at Stories Books in Los Angeles. For more information please visit

John BrantinghamJohn Brantingham is a graduate of CSULB’s MFA in creative writing and a long time member of Long Beach’s writing community. He has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac and has had hundreds of poems published in magazines in the United States and England. His books include the short story collection, Let Us All Pray Now to Our Own Strange Gods and the crime novel Mann of War. His newest poetry collection The Green of Sunset is available from Moon Tide Press.


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