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Episode #2 and Upcoming Schedule!

The Blood-Jet Writing Hour is now streaming live on Fridays at 10 am PST!

to listen:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/onword/

On May 29th, Join Rachelle as she talks to Laurel Ann Bogen.

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Laurel Ann Bogen is the author of ten books of poetry and short fiction including Washing a Language; Fission; The Last Girl in the Land of the Butterflies; The Burning; Do Iguanas Dance, Under the Moonlight? and Rag Tag We Kiss. From 1996 until 2002 she was literary curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where she coordinated the Writers in Focus poetry series and co-authored a grant sponsored by Poets and Writers, linking the museum’s education department with Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center to create a writers-in-residence program. She has been an instructor of poetry and performance for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program since 1990 and received their Outstanding Teacher Award in 2008. Well known for her lively readings, she was selected “Best Female Poet/Performer” by the L.A. Weekly in their Best of L.A. issue and is a founding member of the acclaimed poetry performance troupe, Nearly Fatal Women, Bogen has read/performed in venues as diverse as Cornell University, The Savannah College of Art and Design, The Knitting Factory (NYC), The DA Center for the Arts, The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority, The Museum of Contemporary Art and LACE. The recipient of the Curtis Zahn Poetry Prize from the Pacificus Foundtion and two awards from the Academy of American Poets, her work has been translated and published in German, Italian and Spanish and has appeared in over 150 literary magazines and anthologies in the U.S. including The Misread City, California Poetry From The Gold Rush to the Present, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, Stand-Up Poetry: An Expanded Anthology, The Maverick Poets, Poetry Loves Poetry, Grand Passion, Gargoyle, Rattapallax, Pearl, Solo, Bakunin, Yellow Silk, Mississippi Mud, Jacaranda Review, Los Angeles Times and Chiron Review.

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Upcoming Schedule:

May 29th – Laurel Ann Bogen

June 5th – Spotlight#1 of the Emerging Voices 2009 Series – Erika Ayon

June 12th – Spotlight#2 of the Emerging Voices 2009 Series –  Mehnaz Turner

July 17th – Spotlight #3 of the Emerging Voices 2009 Series – Sylvia Sukop and John Boucher

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Episode 1: Barbara Jane Reyes

Streaming live on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 10 am PST.

to listen:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/onword/

Join Rachelle as she talks to Barbara Jane Reyes

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Barbara Jane Reyes was born in Manila, Philippines, and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her BA in Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley and her MFA at San Francisco State University. She is the author of Gravities of Center (Arkipelago Books, 2003) and Poeta en San Francisco (Tinfish Press, 2005), which received the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets. Her third book, entitled Diwata, is forthcoming from BOA Editions, Ltd. in 2010. Her chapbooks, Easter Sunday (2008), Cherry (2008), and West Oakland Sutra for the AK-47 Shooter at 3:00 AM and other Oakland poems (2008) are published by Ypolita Press, Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, and Deep Oakland Editions, respectively. She lives with her husband, poet Oscar Bermeo, in Oakland.

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