Second Saturdays Poetry Series

Lark Readings No.4 – Please join us for a clarifying & inspiring evening, with readings by Tanika Thacker, Samantha Giles, & Douglas Kearney.

Now with the LARK POP UP BOOKSHOP and GRAND RECEPTION beginning at 7; READINGS beginning a bit after 8.

We ask a $10 donation at the door, which directly supports the poets and the space. We are always looking for volunteers to help out and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

Samantha Giles

Samantha Giles grew up in an industrial section of Santa Monica, California and currently lives in the flatlands of Oakland, CA. She is the author of hurdis addo (Displaced Press, 2011) and deadfalls and snares (forthcoming Futurepoem, 2014). Since 2009, she has been the Director of Small Press Traffic.

Douglas Kearney

Poet/performer/librettist Douglas Kearney’s second, full-length collection of poetry, The Black Automaton (Fence Books, 2009), was Catherine Wagner’s selection for the National Poetry Series. Red Hen Press will publish Kearney’s third collection, Patter, in March 2014. He has received fellowships at Cave Canem, Idyllwild, and others. His work has appeared in a number of journals, including Poetry, nocturnes, Pleiades, Callaloo, Fence, LA Review of Books, The Iowa Review, and The Ninth Letter. His produced operas include Sucktion, Mordake, and Crescent City. Raised in Altadena, CA, he lives with his family in California’s Santa Clarita Valley. He teaches at CalArts, where he received his MFA in Writing (04).

Tanika Thacker

Tanika Thacker was born and raised in Bombay, and though it took her the long way round to find her way to writing her love affairs with stories has been a long one. Be it television, movies and of course books she hungers for stories. What peeks her interest most are the kind that deal with the human condition and explore the hidden spaces and secrets that reside in relationships. Something she strives to accomplish in her own work. She has recently graduated with a MFA degree in Writing from California College of the Arts, and has her work published in Writing Without Walls.

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