May 11th, 2015

Next month! Come to hear the reading dynamo that is Richard and Robbi Nestor! Husband and wife poetry team are going to enchant us with their words on life’s lessons. You can bring some words of your own and share them in the open reading. Sign ups begin at 6:45 and the reading will begin at 7 pm at our favorite local bookstore, Gatsby Books.

5535 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA 90808  RSVP on Facebook.

1902956_1428532270724201_2097935872_nRichard Nester’s poetry has been published in numerous print journals including Ploughshares, Callaloo, Tikkun, Seneca Review, Sycamore Review and Floyd County Moonshine and on-line in in The Courtland Review, Qarrtsiluni, Inlandia, and most recently in Danse Review. His work has been anthologized in Cape Discovery, a publication of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where he has twice been a fellow, and in two Orange County anthologies published by Murray Thomas, Paper-Shredders and Polluted Poems. His collection Buffalo Laughter was published in 2014 by Alabaster Leaves Press in Riverside. His essays on social justice appear regularly in the Catholic Agitator, a publication of the Los Angeles Catholic Worker. Among his other accomplishments, he has crossed the American continent seven times, three by car, three by train, and once by bus—no covered wagon.

Robbi NestorRobbi Nester lives and writes in Southern California. She is the author of a chapbook, Balance(White Violet, 2012) and a collection of poems, A Likely Story (Moon Tide, 2014), as well as the editor of an anthology, The Liberal Media Made Me Do It! (Nine Toes, 2014). Her poems, articles, blogposts, and reviews have appeared in many journals, anthologies, and other places. More information and links to many of these publications many be found at her website, as well as at her Facebook and Linked In pages.

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