January 11th, 2016

Celebrate the New Year with poetry! Our features this month, Mariano Zaro and Lori McGinn, are sure to set the tone for the 3rd year of 2nd Mondays Poetry Party. Join us at Fox Coffeehouse, for our 25th monthly poetry reading. Sign ups for the open list start at 6:45 and reading begins at 7 pm. I strongly recommend you arrive early to get a hot Honey Bear Latte or Lavender milk. They also have a secret food menu that you have to ask for with all kinds of vegan goodies.

RSVP on Facebook. Fox Coffeehouse 437 W. Willow St., Long Beach 90806

Mariano Black and WhiteMariano Zaro is the author of four bilingual books of poetry: Where From/Desde Donde, Poems of Erosion/Poemas de la erosión, The House of Mae Rim/La casa de Mae Rim and Tres letras/Three Letters. Most recently, Buda en llamas/Buddha in Flames, his Spanish translation of Tony Barnstone’s selected poems, has been published in Mexico by El Tucán de Virginia.

He conducts a series of video interviews with prominent California poets as part of the literary project Poetry.LA. (www.Poetry.LA)

Mariano Zaro earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Granada (Spain) and a Master’s in Literature from the University of Zaragoza (Spain). He teaches Spanish for Spanish speakers at Rio Hondo College (Whittier, California).

More information at www.marianozaro.com

402275_3700774725888_723743477_nLori McGinn writes on occasion. You can find her work in the anthologies from Silver Birch Press, Tebot Bach and For The Love of Words. The Laguna Poets series published her chapbook called “Waiting.” They also published, “Chemistry Set,” a chapbook length sequence of poems which she co-authored with her husband Daniel McGinn.

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