Poetry Reading with Holaday Mason, Mariano Zaro, and Judith Pacht

Join us for a reading of new works by poets Holaday MasonMariano Zaro, and Judith Pacht. Enjoy a night of literary innovation with these mainstays of the Los Angeles poetry community at the historic Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center.

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

If you can’t join us in-person the event will be live-streamed in Beyond Baroque’s Youtube Page at the scheduled time of the reading. A recording will be available for viewing.

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.

Holaday Mason is the author of two chapbook and five full length collections—Towards the Forest & Dissolve (New Rivers Press), The Red Bowl: A Fable in Poems (Red Hen Press), The “She” Series: A Venice Correspondence with Sarah Maclay (What Books Press) & The Weaver’s Body (Tebot Bach). Nominated for three Pushcarts, publications include Hotel Amerkia, Spillway, Solo, Pool, Poetry International, The Laurel Review & more. She is also a portrait & fine art photographer focusing on the beauty of aging & humans as a part of nature. On instagram @holadaymasonphotography.com (website the same name). Po Biz at www.holadaymason.com.

Judith Pacht's book Summer Hunger won the 2011 PEN Southwest Book Award for Poetry. Her recent poetry books include Infirmary for a Private Soul and a chapbook derived from haiku, A Cumulus Fiction. Pacht was first place winner in the Georgia Poetry Society's Edgar Bowers competition. Her work appears nationally and internationally in journals and anthologies; in 2021 Verse Daily published her poem “Kin.” Her poetry has been translated into Russian and published in the literary magazine Foreign Literature (Moscow, Russia). Pacht reads at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, at Charleston's Piccolo Spoleto Festival and has read and taught Political Poetry at Denver's annual LitFest at the Lighthouse.

Mariano Zaro is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Decoding Sparrows (What Books Press), finalist of the Housatonic Book Award, and Padre Tierra (Olifante). His poems and short stories have been published in anthologies and literary journals in Spain, Mexico and United States. His translations include Buda en llamas (by Tony Barnstone), and Cómo escribir una canción de amor (by Sholé Wolpé). He is a professor of Spanish at Rio Hondo Community College (Whittier, CA). Website: www.marianozaro.com