Poets Lisbon, Ridgeway, Hernandez Diaz, and Cailler will read poems that are meant to stimulate, educate, and entertain. By turns, humorous, evocative, and poignant, audience members will walk away with a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them.
This event is Free & In-Person at Beyond Baroque. Masks are required while inside our center.
Reservation Policy: Please RSVP if you are planning to attend this event. We accept walk-ins, but priority will be given to people that have registered. In the case of a full program, your free ticket may not guarantee admission. We recommend arriving early.
Mathieu Cailler is the author of six books. His short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in numerous national and international publications, most notably in The Saturday Evening Post and the Los Angeles Times. He is the recipient of a Shakespeare Award, a Short Story America Prize, and a New England Book Festival Award. Heaven and Other Zip Codes, his debut novel and most recently published book, has been hailed “a postmodern masterpiece” by Midwest Book Review and was named the winner of the 2021 Los Angeles Book Festival.
Kevin Ridgeway lives and writes in Long Beach, CA. He is the author of the poetry collection Too Young to Know (Stubborn Mule Press). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Slipstream, Chiron Review, Nerve Cowboy, San Pedro River Review, The Cape Rock, Spillway, Up the River, Suisun Valley Review, KYSO Flash, Home Planet News, Cultural Weekly, Big Hammer, Misfit Magazine, The American Journal of Poetry and So it Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library.
Zara Lisbon is a writer of fiction and poetry. She grew up in Venice, California, has a BA in English from Loyola Marymount University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has published poetry and short fiction in La Miscellany, Attic Salt, FORTH Magazine, Able Muse, and Cheap Pop Lit, as well as bylines at HelloGiggles, HitFix, and the Observer. Fake Plastic World is the sequel to her first novel, Fake Plastic Girl. Baby’s First Apocalypse is her first book of poetry.
Jose Hernandez Diaz is a 2017 NEA Poetry Fellow. He is the author of The Fire Eater (Texas Review Press, 2020). His work appears in The American Poetry Review, Boulevard, Colorado Review, Huizache, Iowa Review, Poetry, The Southern Review, The Yale Review, and in The Best American Nonrequired Reading Anthology 2011. He teaches creative writing online and edits for Frontier Poetry.