Eloise Klein Healy & Ron Koertge

Join the current Pasadena poet laureate, Ron Koertge, and Los Angeles’ first poet laureate (2012), Eloise Klein Healy for a special evening of readings. The authors will be presenting new and selected works in-person at Beyond Baroque.


Eloise Klein Healy is the author many books of poetry including Another Phase (Red Hen Press 2018), A Wild Surmise: New & Selected Poems & Recordings (Red Hen Press 2013) and most recently, A Brilliant Loss (Red Hen Press 2022). Healy was the Founding Chair of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles. The first poet laureate of The City of Los Angeles she also has received several awards, including the Publishing Triangle Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ron Koertge, a long-time resident of South Pasadena, taught at Pasadena City College for thirty-seven years. A prolific writer, he has published more than thirty books of poetry and prose. Some of his most recent books are Fever (Red Hen Press, 2006), The Ogre’s Wife (Red Hen Press, 2013), Vampire Planet, (Red Hen Press, 2015), and Olympusville (Red Hen Press, 2018). He is the recipient of grants from the N.E.A. and the California Arts Council and has poems in two volumes of Best American Poetry (1999 and 2005). A recent Pushcart Prize winner, he is also the author of “Negative Space,” short-listed for an Oscar in Animated Short Films in 2018.

This event is Free & In-Person at Beyond Baroque. Masks are required while inside our center.

Event attendees are expected to behave in a respectful and considerate manner while in our space. Beyond Baroque reserves the right to remove individuals from our events, virtual or otherwise, if they are not respecting the space, fellow attendees, or performers.

If you can’t join us in-person the event will be live-streamed on Beyond Baroque’s YouTube channel at the scheduled time of the event.

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