Moving into May, we have two more dynamic poets reading for you at Fox Coffeehouse! Khadija Anderson and Christian Lozada will be featuring their poetic goodness, so bring a few of your own to share. Sign ups begin at 6:45 and the reading starts about 7:00. Come early to get one of the many delicious bakery items and/or drinks!
Khadija Anderson returned in 2008 to her native Los Angeles after 18 years exile in Seattle. Khadija’s poetry has been published in Switched-on Gutenberg, About Place, Unfettered Verse, Qarrtsiluni, Gutter Eloquence, Killpoet, Wheelhouse 9, and many other online and print journals and anthologies. Khadija was a Pushcart Prize Nominee and her first book of poetry, History of Butoh, was published by Writ Large Press. She runs a monthly social justice themed literary series in Pasadena, Poets & Allies for Resistance, and can be found at khadijaanderson.com.
Christian Lozada was born, has lived in, live near and will probably die in Long Beach. His poems and stories have been about the influence of his mixed-race childhood growing up in North Long Beach and Compton. Currently, he’s been studying Native Hawaiian issues since joining a diasporic Native Hawaiian family. Through his studies, he has co-authored a photographic history book Hawaiians in Los Angeles about Hawaiians creating identity on the continent. He has had poetry and stories published in Spot Literary Magazine, Conceit, Amulet, Say the Word, and was the Creative Nonfiction editor for RipRap. His non-fiction works have been published in Watermark, Body in Paradise, various Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery policies and procedures, and in the margins of countless student papers. He also received his MFA from Cal State Long Beach.