It’s summer. It’s hot. So very hot. We’re about to make it hotter with two smoldering poets, Victoria Lynne McCoy and Elder Zamora. Join your hosts G. Murray Thomas and me, Sarah Thursday, at Fox Coffeehouse on Monday, July 11th at 7 pm. Sign ups for the open reading list go out at 6:45. Arrive early and get a giant, cold smoothie or blended coffee drink. They also serve incredible sweet and savory bakery items.

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

Victoria Lynne McCoy_Author Photo-2Victoria Lynne McCoy holds an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and a BA in “The Power of Words: Creative Expression as a Catalyst for Change,” focusing on activism in the arts, from the University of Redlands’ Johnston Center for Integrative Studies. Her work has appeared in Best New Poets, Blackbird, The Collagist, Drunken Boat, Boxcar Poetry Review, The Offing, and PANK, among others. Her poetry has been named a semi-finalist for the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize, and a finalist for the Mudfish Poetry Prize and the Third Coast Poetry Prize. Victoria lives in Long Beach.

Elder ZamoraElder Zamora is a photographer, writer and publisher based in Southern California. His work has appeared in Soundings Review, Left Hook, Miramar, Curating Los Angeles and elsewhere. He is the editor of Spout Hill Press as well a curator for The San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival. His chapbook, Seaglass, is currently available from Arroyo Seco Press.

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