Cadence Collective’s gift to you will be a special dose of poetry from Terry Ann Wright and a walk through time in the newest Sadie Girl Press anthology. We will be celebrating 3 important events on December 14th: 1. the release of Nature Studies, Terry Ann Wright’s debut chapbook, 2. the Long Beach release of Then & Now: Conversations with Old Friends, and 3. the completion of our 2nd full year of 2nd Mondays Poetry Party. Additional features will be Kelsey Bryan-Zwick, contributing poet and artist, as well as consulting editor, Raquel Reyes-Lopez.

Join us at our new location, Fox Coffeehouse in Long Beach, for a full night of poetic winter warmth. Open reading list goes out at 6:45 and the reading begins at 7 pm. This will be a full night, so arrive early to buy a warm drink or pastry, pick a copy of Nature Studies and Then & Now, and get a good seat (They are filling up fast!).

Fox Coffeehouse 437 W. Willow St., Long Beach, California 90806
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terry-wright-bio-pic-e1420446209702-834x1024Terry Ann Wright recently received her master’s degree from Goddard College, a progressive school that emphasizes community activism and democratic education. She has written and published poetry exclusively for the last fifteen years, receiving two nominations for the Pushcart Prize in the process. She spends her days ridding the world of comma splices, and nights planning food-based road trips and sometimes writing. Her poetry has appeared most recently in the journals Carnival, East Jasmine ReviewCadence Collective, and in the anthologies Cadence Collective: Year One and Year Two, Gutters & Alleyways: Perspectives on Poverty and StruggleLike A Girl: The Pre-Show! and Like a Girl: Perspectives on Feminine Identity.

Then & Now Cover 7x10 TN

Then & Now: Conversations with Old Friends is a unique collection of poetry and art pairs inspired by the theme of “Then and Now”. 120 pages, perfect bound collection, 50 pairs of work from 45 poets and artists, with cover art by Alyssandra Nighswonger.  Edited by Sarah Thursday, assisted by Terry Ann Wright.

Then & Now: Conversations with Old Friends is a collection of poetry and art in conversation with the past. Within these pages appear pairs of works, which provide an insight into the growth of the artists and poets as both creators and as people. With contributors both well-known and up-and-coming, this book is a journey through time, through reflections, and through pain. The breadth and depth of the work within will enlighten, delight, and reveal life in all its beautiful glory and harrowing darkness. Come, join the conversation, and discover something new.” ~K. Andrew Turner, Editor of East Jasmine Review

Includes work by Alexis Rhone Fancher, Amélie Frank, Avra Kouffman, Betsy Mars, Beverly M. Collins, Boris Salvador Ingles, Brandon Dumais , Brandon Williams, Brian Christopher Jaime, Brittni Suzanne Plavala, Carla Carlson, Clifton Snider, Daniel McGinn, Erica Brenes, Esmeralda Villalobos, Fernando Gallegos, Frank Kearns, Frank Mundo, G. Murray Thomas, Gerald Locklin, John Guzlowski, Joy Shannon, Judy Barrat, Julie Standig, K. Andrew Turner, Kelsey Bryan-Zwick, Ken Oddist Jones, Kevin Patrick Sullivan, Laryssa Wirstiuk, Lynne Thompson, Marco A. Vasquez, Marcus Clayton, Martin Willitts Jr., Natalie Morales, Robin Dawn Hudechek, Robin Steere Axworthy, Sally Deskins, Sarah Lim, Sarah Thursday, Sharon Elliott, Steven Marr, Suzanne Allen, Teresa Mei Chuc, Terry Ann Wright, and Tobi Alfier.

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