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Zoetic Press & Drunk Monkey’s READING EXTRAVAGANZA!

August 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Drunk Monkeys and Zoetic Press are teaming up for a series of readings, and this is the first! Join us at BOOK SHOW, in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles, for a night of readings, ruminations, and snacks/wine.

OUR READERS (more to come):

Zoetic Press:

*Adrian Ernesto Cepeda is the author of the full-length poetry collection Flashes & Verses… Becoming Attractions from Unsolicited Press and the poetry chapbook So Many Flowers, So Little Time from Red Mare Press. His poetry has been featured in The Yellow Chair Review, Frontier Poetry, poeticdiversity, The Wild Word, The Fem, Rigorous, and Lunch Ticket’s Special Issue: Celebrating 20 Years of Antioch University Los Angeles MFA in Creative Writing,

To date, Adrian has over one hundred and twenty five poems published in over a hundred different publications. One of his poems was named the winner of Subterranean Blue Poetry’s 2016 “The Children of Orpheus” Anthology Contest and two of his poems “Buzz Me” and “Estranged Fruit” were nominated for Best of the Net in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Adrian also had one of his poems “Longing for Our Airport Reconnections” featured in Shinpei Takeda’s Poems of Arrival for the Inscription Installation Exhibit at the New Americans Museum in San Diego, California.

Adrian is an LA Poet who has a BA from the University of Texas at San Antonio and he is also a graduate of the MFA program at Antioch University in Los Angeles where he lives with his wife and their cat Woody Gold. You can connect with Adrian on his website: http://www.adrianernestocepeda.com/

*Laura Reece Hogan is the author of I Live, No Longer I (Wipf & Stock, 2017), and O Garden-Dweller (Finishing Line Press, 2017). Her poems can be found in or are forthcoming in America, NonBinary Review, The Windhover, Penwood Review, The Christian Century, Plum Tree Tavern, Riddled with Arrows, and other publications. Find her online at www.laurareecehogan.com.

*Tania Pryputniewicz, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, is the author of November Butterfly (Saddle Road Press, 2014). Recent poems appeared or are forthcoming in Chiron Review, Light: A Journal of Photography and Poetry, The Meadow, Nimrod, Rockvale Review, San Diego Poetry Annual, San Pedro River Review, Silver Birch Press, and Whale Road Review. This March Tania participated in Odense Lyrik 2018 (Odense, Denmark) where she presented three poetry movies and read three of her poems in Danish. She teaches poetry at San Diego Writers, Ink and lives in Coronado, California with her husband, three children, one blue-eyed Husky and Luna the formerly feral cat.

*Wendy Wimmer is Black Mountain Institute PhD Fellow in Fiction at UNLV. She is an arts activist and the incoming fiction editor for Witness literary journal, as well as an assistant fiction editor for Barrelhouse. In 2016 she founded Wisconsin’s UntitledTown Book and Author Festival. The annual book festival has hosted authors such as Margaret Atwood, Roxane Gay, Dan Chaon, Ben Percy, RL Stine, Christopher Moore, Nicholas Carr, Danez Smith, Jac Jemc, Hillary Jordan and over 6000 attendees over the past two years. Wendy’s fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, AWP Intro to Journals and Best New American Voices.

Drunk Monkeys:

*Kevin Ridgeway lives and writes in Long Beach, CA. A two-time Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, recent work can be found or is forthcoming in Drunk Monkeys, Slipstream, Chiron Review, Nerve Cowboy, Plainsongs, Big Hammer, San Pedro River Review, Kleft Jaw, Misfit Magazine, Lummox, The Cape Rock, Suisun Valley Review, KYSO Flash and Cultural Weekly, among others. He is the author of six chapbooks of poetry, including All the Rage (Electric Windmill Press, 2013), On the Burning Shore (Arroyo Seco Press, 2014) and Contents Under Pressure (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2015). His latest book is A Ludicrous Split, a collection of poems by Ridgeway and Gabriel Ricard (Alien Buddha Press, 2018)

*Joe Iraggi grew up in Dallas, TX and Portland, OR where he had a rich and diverse cultural upbringing. Being exposed to so many cultures and walks of life helped Joe to form a positive and inclusive outlook. He has studied theatre and been a part of an artistic community since the 4th grade. Joe adds creativity and positivity to all his endeavors, which he now uses to motivate and inspire children to be all they can and express themselves fully. In 2011, after marching through 6 years of school, Joseph received his Master of Professional Writing degree from the University of Southern California. His work has been published in the Aforementioned Press’s publication apt, the Five 2 One Magazine Issue 12 &14, and Drunk Monkeys, the paper plane pilots, and Oddball Magazine. He is a 4th grade teacher at City Language Immersion Charter, living in West Hollywood, CA.

*Mathieu Cailler’s poetry and prose have been widely featured in numerous national and international publications, including the Los Angeles Times and The Saturday Evening Post. A graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts, he is the recipient of a Short Story America Prize for Short Fiction and a Shakespeare Award for Poetry. He is the author of Clotheslines (Red Bird Press), Shhh (ELJ Publications), and Loss Angeles (Short Story America Press), which has been honored by the Hollywood, New York, London, Paris, Best Book, and International Book Awards. His newest book, May I Have This Dance? (About Editions), was recently named poetry winner of the New England Book Festival. His first children’s book, The (Underappreciated) Life of Humphrey Hawley, is to be released this summer by About Editions.

*Ashley Perez lives, writes, and causes trouble in Los Angeles. She has a strong affinity for tattoos, otters, cat mystery books, and actual cats, but has mixed feelings about pants. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. She runs the literary site Arts Collide and does work of all varieties for Women Who Submit, Entropy, Jaded Ibis Press, and Why There Are Words. Her work can be found at Lost Balloon, The Nervous Breakdown, The Weeklings, Red Light Lit, and others. You can find her on Twitter at @ArtsCollide.


August 4, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm