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  November 2004
volume 2 number 4
  home   (archived)
  editor at large
Marie Lecrivain & Laura A. Lionello
Nonpareil: Ursula T. Gibson, poetry editor of Poetic Voices
  editor at large
Marie Lecrivain
The Nature of Poetry: Velene Campbell, editor of Abalone Moon
Stosh Machek
my muse speaks
Marie Lecrivain
L.A. Writers Recommend...
Francisco Dominguez
Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Vol. 2
Marie Lecrivain
Holly Prado's These Mirrors Prove It
Laura A. Lionello
Aire Celeste Norell's Cracked Pavement & Plastic Trees: Our Gifts To Future Generations
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Marie Lecrivain November 2004


L.A. Writers Recommend...

Here is a list of a few L.A. writers' favorite poetry books, novels, venues and publications. We would like to thank all those who participated. As you, Reader, peruse this list, it will become evident that L.A. has been and still is very much an integral part of the global literary landscape.

Carlye Archibeque (host of Poets on the Half Shell)

poetry book: What Narcissism Means to Me - Tony Hoagland

poetry cd: Spare Ass Annie & Other Tales - William Burroughs

novel: Bee Season - Mya Goldberg

short story collection: Emperor of the Air - Ethan Canin

poetry venue: Poem X - Barnes & Noble (Santa Monica)

literary publication (print): Rattle

Jack Bowman (contributing editor for

poetry book: Collected Works - Ann Sexton

poetry cd: Too few in my possession to be fair.

novel- Steppenwolf - Hermann Hesse

short story collection: Night Shift- Stephen King

poetry venue: The World Stage (Leimert Park)

literary publication (print/on-line): Fairfield Review

Joseph Camhi (writer, performance poet)

novel: Moby Dick - Herman Melville

poetry venue: Nuyorican Poet's Caf (New York)

literary publication (on-line): Exquisite Corpse

John Casey (poet/Litraver)

poetry book: First Course in Turbulence - Dean Young

poetry cd: Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty - Joshua Beckman & Matthew Rohrer

novels: Tender is the Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald, Franny & Zoey - J. D. Salinger

short story collection: My Life & Hard Times - James Thurber

poetry venues: Two Idiots Peddling Poetry, Ugly Mug (Orange, CA)

literary publications (print): Fence, Swink

Sesshu Foster (poet, teacher)

poetry book: The Future of Ice: Poems and Stories of a Japanese Buddhist - Kenji Miyazawa

poetry cd: The Jack Kerouac Collection (4 cd set)

novel: The Driftless Zone - Rick Harsch

short story collection: Collected Stories - Isabel Babel

poetry venue: The Grand Canyon (Arizona)

literary publication (on-line): Cross Cultural Poetics

Ursula T. Gibson (poetry editor for Poetic Voices)

poetry books: A Treasury of the World's Best-Loved Poems (Avenal Books/Crown Publishers 1961), The Complete Rhyming Dictionary - Clement Wood

poetry cd: Spirited - Ursula T. Gibson

novel: Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

short story collection: any Analog magazine issue.

poetry venues: Monday Night Poetry (Pasadena), Barnes & Noble Saturday Night Poetry (Encino)

literary publication (print/on-line): Poets & Writers Magazine, Poetic Voices

Scott Kaestner (poet)

poetry book: A Coney Island of the Mind - Lawrence Ferlinghetti

poetry cd : Lyrically Speaking by the LA Underground Katz (coming soon to a prison near you!)

novel: A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

short story collection: Atop an Underwood - Jack Kerouac

poetry venue: Midnight Special Bookstore (it will live in my spirit forever).

literary publications (print/on-line): POESY, poeticdiversity

Mark Krewatch (writer)

poetry book: The Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke

novel: The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

short story collection: The Complete Stories of Flannery OConnor

literary publication (print) : Puerto del Sol

Marie Lecrivain (author of Canticle of A Bored Hausfrau)

poetry book: Springing - Marie Ponsot

poetry cd: "word to the Whys" - Rachel Kahn

novels: Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte, Life After God - Douglas Coupland

short story collection: Strange Wine - Harlan Ellison

poetry venue: Any venue that's featured me!

literary publications (print/on-line): Aesthetica, Triplopia, The Blue House

Laura A. Lionello (poetry editor for poeticdiversity)

poetry book: House of Light - Mary Oliver

novel: Notes from the Underground/The Double - Fyodor Dostoevsky

short story collection: The Complete Stories - Flannery O'Connor

poetry venue: ReallyBigShow (Santa Monica)

literary publication (print): The Portland Review

Teka Lark Lo (poet, teacher)

poetry book: Enough Rope - Dorothy Parker

poetry cd: Spare Ass Annie & Other Tales - William Burroughs

novel: Survivor, A Novel - Chuck Palahniuk

short story collection: The Troll Garden - Willa Cather

poetry venue: Monday Night Poetry (Pasadena)

literary publication (print): The Los Angeles Review

Rick Lupert (editor/founder of Poetry SuperHighway)

poetry book: The Pill Vs. The Springhill Mine Disaster - Richard Brautigan

poetry cd: My Tongue is a Red Carpet I Only Roll Out for You - Jeffrey McDaniel

novel: Trout Fishing in America - Richard Brautigan

short story collection: I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream - Harlan Ellison

poetry venue: The Cobalt Caf (Canoga Park)

literary publication (print): The now defunct Caffeine

Terry McCarty (poet)

poetry books: Some Ether by Nick Flynn and Mowing Fargo by Rick Lupert

poetry cds: Female Flying Solo - Tish Eastman, Jeanne Spicuzza (self-titled),Roads Taken - Donn Deedon, Jack, Live at Holly Matter - Jack Shafer

favorite novel: I Should Have Stayed Home by Horace McCoy

favorite short story collection-The Complete Short Stories
of Ernest Hemingway

favorite biographies: Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams - Nick Tosches, An Open Book - John Huston

poetry venues: The Rapp Saloon (Santa Monica), Priya Restaurant (Berkeley)

literary publication (on-line): Poetry Super Highway (especially the weekly newsletters)

Dave Nordling (Rapp Saloon co-host)

poetry book: The Half-Finished Heaven - Tomas Transtromer

poetry cd: Somoza's Teeth - Henry Morro

novel: Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

short story collection: Night Shift - Stephen King

poetry venues: The Cobalt Caf (Canoga Park), The Rapp Saloon (Santa Monica)

literary publication (on-line): Poetry Super Highway

Aire Celeste Norell (author of The Ugly Duckling & Other American Tragedies)

poetry book: Cracked Pavement & Plastic Trees: Our Gifts To Future Generations - Aire Celeste Norell (editor)

poetry cd: Best of Two Idiots Peddling Poetry

favorite novel: Snow - Orhan Pamuk

favorite poetry venue: Two Idiots Peddling Poetry (Orange)

favorite literary publication: Abalone Moon

Charlotte O'Brien (poet, Litraver)

favorite novels: Woman on the Edge of Time - Marge Piercy, The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood, The Red Tent - Anita Diamant

poetry books: Meditations in an Emergency - Frank O'Hara, Fruits and Vegetables - Erica Jong, The Jacob's Ladder - Denise Levertov, The Waste Land, Four Quartets, and Other Poems - T.S. Eliot, The Gold Cell - Sharon Olds, The Fact of a Doorframe - Adrienne Rich,
Stone, Paper, Knife - Marge Piercy

Nancy Shiffrin (author of The Holy Letters & My Jewish Name)

poetry book: The Collected Poems of Muriel Rukeyser

poetry cd: POETRY! - Luis Campos

novel: House of Incest - Anais Nin

short story collection: Found Treasures: Stories of Yiddish Women Writers - Toronto: Second Press

poetry venues: Monday Night Poetry (Pasadena), Moonday (Pacific Palisades)

literary publication (print/on-line): Poets & Writers

Rat Pack Slim (poetry editor for

poetry book: Divine Intervention - Mindy Nettifee

poetry cd: A Stretch of Prescence - Buddy Wakefield

novel: Adventures of Kavalier and Clay - Michael Chabon

short story collection: The Girl in the Flammable Skirt - Aimee Bender

poetry venue: Co-Lab:Oration (Santa Monica)

literary publication (on-line): getunderground

Rev. Dave Wheeler (poet, musician)

poetry book: Roominghouse Madrigals - Charles Bukowski

poetry cd: Terror Street & Agony - Charles Bukowski

novel: The Subterraneans - Jack Kerouac

short story collection: anything by O. Henry

poetry venue: The Iguana Caf (N. Hollywood, long gone, but not forgotten)

literary publications (on-line): The Blue House, Electric Acorn

copyright 2004 Marie Lecrivain


Marie C Lecrivain

author's bio

    Marie C Lecrivain is the executive editor and publisher of poeticdiversity: the litzine of Los Angeles, a jewelry designer, and a writer in residence at her apartment.
    Her prose and poetry have appeared in a number of journals and anthologies, including: The Los Angeles Review, Nonbinary Review, Gargoyle, Pirene's Fountain, Orbis, A New Ulster, and others.
    Marie's newest poetry chapbook, Fourth Planet From the Sun, will be published in 2020 by Rum Razor Press. She's an associate fiction/essay editor for The Good Works Review, and the curator of several anthologies including Octavia's Brood: Words and Art inspired by O.E. Butler (© 2014 Sybaritic Press), Rubicon: Words and Art Inspired by Oscar Wilde's "De Profundis" (© 2015 Sybaritic Press), and Gondal Heights: A Bronte Tribute Anthology (© 2019 Sybaritic Press).
    Marie's avocations include photography; meditation; Libers CCXX and XV; marmosets; Christopher Eccleston, H.P. Lovecraft, and Sean Bean (depending on what day of the week it is); her co-owned cat Guinness; misfit and vintage dolls; the number seven, and sensual tributes upon her neck from male artists-except male poets, who only write about it.

    "Writing is like having sex with a beautiful freak; adventurous and uncomfortable to the extreme." - m. lecrivain 2004

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