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  November 2005
volume 3 number 4
  home   (archived)
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Marie Lecrivain
Sarah Maclay: poet, teacher, and author of Whore
  editor at large
Marie Lecrivain
Fiction+Opinion=Fact: David Howard of Crackpot Press
Gene Justice
Rules of Engagement: What the Chinese Shuffle Teaches us about Poetry
Marie Lecrivain
Nessa O'Mahony's Trapping a Ghost
Laura A. Lionello
Periel Aschenbrand's the only bush i trust is my own
Aire Celeste Norell
Marv Wolfman's & Ted White's The Oz Encounter
Marie Lecrivain
L.A. Writers Recommend...part II
Angel Uriel Perales
Ariel Robello's My Sweet Unconditional
Francisco Dominguez
Pat Patriot Riot?s Me & Pudd Part I
Francisco Dominguez
Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Vol. 3
Marie Lecrivain
Ex Machina Press: Silent Voices Volume 1
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L.A. Writers Recommend...part II

E. Amato (poet)

poetry book: the gift - hafiz

poet featured at what reading: rives @ nuyorican poets cafe

theatre: electricidad

novel: tropic of cancer - henry miller

non-fiction book: secret life of the lonely doll - jean nathan

literary journal: word is bond

movies: motorcycle diaries (drama), team america (comedy), battle of algiers (classic),
bukowski: born into this (doc), touch the sound (doc)

art exhibit : oteiza @ guggenheim ny

music cd: get behind me satan - the white stripes

venue: basement nation @ karma cafe

poetry show: steve connell 40 days/steve & kou 2man-one man



Roger Angle (writer, journalist)

novels: Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy, Moby Dick - Herman Melville, Ulysses - James Joyce, As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner, Lord Jim - Joseph Conrad

movies: The Godfather, The Seven Samurai, Blade Runner, One-Eyed Jacks, L.A. Confidential

Matthew Barraza (poet)

poetry book: Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame - Charles Bukowski

novel: The 9/11 Commission Report

literary journal: Vanity Fair

short story: A Clean, Well-Lighted Place - Ernest Hemingway

movie- The Devils Rejects (2005)

art exhibit- At Norwalk Metropolitan State Hospital in the Unit 408 Group Room the walls are adorned by psychiatric patients.

music cd- Figure 8 - Elliot Smith

Richard Beban (author of What the Heart Weighs)

poetry book: Refusing Heaven - Jack Gilbert

poet featured at what reading: June Melby at Beyond Baroque

novel: Whatever James W. Hall is up to.

literary journal: Carlye Archibeque's Independent Review Site

short story: Denis Johnson's stuff.

movie: Lost in Translation

art exhibit: The Dadaesque Cobalt Listserv

music cd: Springsteen's Devils & Dust

Julia Bemiss (poet)

poetry book: Songs For the Open Road: Poems of Travel and Adventure (Dover Thrift Editions)

poet featured at what reading: John Harris at the Church in Ocean Park ( Santa Monica, CA September 2005)

novel: 30 Days in Sydney: A Wildly Distorted Accout - Peter Carey (The Writer and the City series)

literary journal: lichen (Ontario, Canada)

short story/essay: Take the Canolli - Sarah Vowell (essay collection)

movie: Flirting - directed by John Duigan

art exhibits: Vanishing Worlds: Art and Ritual in Amazonia - The Cantor Arts Center, Palo Alto, CA; The Biographical Landscape: The Photography of Steven Shore, 1968-1993, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

music cd: The Mysterious Production of Eggs - Andrew Bird

literary blog: The Elegant Variation -

simply a cool-as-hell website:

Deborah Edler Brown (poet, teacher, journalist)

poetry book: Book of My Nights - Lee Young Li

novels: Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides, The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger, The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde

non-fiction: Father Joe - Tony Hendra, Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages - Mark Abley

movies: Sideways; You, Me and Everyone We Know

music cd: Brasileirinho - Maria Bethania

John Casey (poet)

poetry book: Elegy On Toy Piano - Dean Young

poet featured at what reading: Jeffrey McDaniel and Derrick Brown at The Ugly Mug (goodbye reading for both)

literary journal: Swink

movie: Batman Begins

art exhibit: Tim Hawkinson at LACMA

music cds: Picaresque - The Decemberists, Staring Into Space - Silicone Soul

Morgaine d'Abney (poet)

poetry book: Where The Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein

novel: Jacob Have I Loved - Katherine Paterson

literary journal: American Poetry Review

short story: The Picture Of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

movie: Still Breathing

art exhibit: Miyelo by Viggo Mortenson

music cd: The Rose - Medieval Babes

John Feins (poet)

poetry book: These Mirrors Prove It - Holly Prado

poet featured at what reading: Phoebe MacAdams: HD / TS Eliot tribute at Beyond Baroque; John Sinclair: 'Fear and Loathing In Los Angeles: L.A. Writers Read Hunter Thompson' at Skylight Books

novel: All The King's Men - Robert Penn Warren

literary journals: Virginia Quarterly Review, Leaves of Grass 150th Anniversary issue

movies: Be Here To Love Me, Breakfast With Hunter, Rockin' At The Red Dog, Notre Musique, Battle of Algiers

art exhibit: Visual Music, LA MOCA

music cds: Walking In The Shadows of Life - The Neville Brothers, Bone Days - John Trudell, Without A Song - Sonny Rollins, Grapevine - I See Hawks In L.A, Duchess of Coolsville - Rickie Lee Jones, Rubber Factory - The Black Keys, I Like Your Eyes Liberty - Terry Riley & Michael McClure, Live at Grace Cathedral - Bola Sete, Fair & Square - John Prine Tijuana Moods - Charles Mingus, I Heard It On The X - Los Super 7, Drive By: Tales from the Funk Dimension 1970-1973 - Bo Diddley

Melissa Fischer (poet, novelist)

novel: Dancer From the Dance -Andrew Holleran. (Beautiful descriptions, great dialogue, believable characters. Insiders view of gay life in New York in 1970s. Narrative style that creates for the reader the feeling of being in the milieu depicted. Didnt want it to endbut thats also the point of the novel).

Ursula T. Gibson (poetry editor, Poetic Voices)

poetry book: The Blossoms of the Night-Blooming Cereus - Ursula T. Gibson

poet featured at what reading: Joe Dino at Encino Barnes & Noble Last Saturday of the Month, sponsored by Ron Dvorkin

art exhibit: King Tutankhamen at LACMA

music cd: Eloquence CD of "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," J.S. Bach, played by Wilhelm Kempff, piano.

Jerry Hicks (poet, teacher)

literary journals: Lily, 3rd Muse

David Howard (editor of Crackpot Press)

poetry book: You Get So Alone At Times That it Makes Sense - Charles Bukowski

poet featured at what reading: Shihan the Poet at Parabrazilla.

novel: Paper Lion - George Plimpton.

literary journal: Wednesday Magazine - Locally published, local authors. (Please notice my overwhelming restraint in self-promoting

short story: "O Blueberry Pancake" - David Howard

movie: Wedding Crashers

art exhibit: Basquiat - MOCA

music cd: Do Whatcha Like - Digital Underground (I re-discovered it)

Elizabeth Iannaci (co-director, Valley Contemporary Poets; author of Passion Casualties)

poetry book: Horizon Note - Robin Behn

featured poet: Robert Wrigley/Terrence Hayes at Summer Poetry in Idyllwild

novel: The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

literary journal: Tin House

short story: "The Trail of Your Blood in the Snow" from Strange Pilgrims - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

movie: Constant Gardener (feature); March of the Penguins (documentary), Downfall (foreign film)

art exhibit: GALLERY 1 TONY DE LOS REYES , The Last Archipelago. HUGE white and blue ships, islands, flowers. The paintings are made with an industrial oil alkyd that recalls eighteenth century Delft ceramics in both color and texture.

music cd: Juliette Greco Compilation

Scott Kaestner (poet)

poetry book: Sifting Through The Madness for the Word, The Line, The Way - Charles Bukowski

poet featured at what reading: FrancEyE at The Rapp Saloon

novel: The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

literary journal: Mastodon Dentist

movie: The Life Aquatic

art exhibit: Spirit Into Matter (photographs of Edmund Teske)

music cd: Hot Fuss - The Killers

Marie Lecrivain (writer, editor)

poetry book: Whore - Sarah Maclay

poet featured at what reading: Mariano Zaro at The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

non-fiction: Prague Pictures - Jon Banville

novel: Eleanor Rigby - Douglas Coupland

literary journals - AE Magazine, Calyx, RATTLE, Subtle Tea

short story: Life Among the Ashes - Craig Murray

movies: Oldboy (Korean), Kilometre Zero (Iraqi - not yet released), Garden State

art exhibit: the permanent collection at LACMA

music cds: Garden State - Various Artists, The Cosmic Game - Thievery Corporation

B.D. Love (author of Water at the Women's Edge)

poetry book: Ecstatic in the Poison - Andrew Hudgins

novel: Never Fade Away - Bill Hart

literary journals: Nimrod, MacGuffin

art exhibit: Yoko Ono at Barnsdall Art Park

music cds: All of My Friends - Goat, Devils and Dust - Bruce Springsteen, A Bigger Bang - The Rolling Stones

Terry McCarty (poet)

poetry book: The Collected Poems - Stanley Kunitz

poets featured at what reading: Jack McCarthy and Mani Suri at The Rapp Saloon

movies: The Constant Gardener, Broken Flowers, Hearts And Minds (Criterion DVD)

biographies: Truman Capote - (oral history edited by George Plimpton), Hey Ho Lets Go-The Story of the Ramones (updated edition) - Everett True

music cds: From a Basement on a Hill - Elliott Smith, Guero-Beck

Greggory Moore (writer, editor)

novel: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman - Laurence Stern

literary journal: poeticdiversity

short story: It's one of those Borges things that magically conflate fiction and essay (but you don't have a "prose or whatever" category -- and this SORT OF qualifies (I think Borges wouldn't want it any other way (and I have no reason to want to disappoint him (i.e., in the case that he is (and he may be -- I dunno))))), The Analytical Language of John Wilkens.

movies: Kill Bill, Vol. 1, Code Unknown

art exhibit: I have enjoyed a few things I've seen around where I live (viz., in the East Village Arts District of Long Beach); but the static visual arts generally don't make much of an impression on me.

music cds: Electr-O-Pura - Yo La Tengo, I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One - Yo La Tengo, The Fruit That Ate Itself - Modest Mouse

Christopher Mulrooney (author of notebook and sheaves)

poetry book: The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats

novel: The Ambassadors - Henry James

literary journal: Crate

short story: The Watcher - Italo Calvino

movie: Melinda and Melinda

art exhibit Rauschenberg (Griffin Gallery)
music cd: Pull My Daisy - David Amram

Angel Uriel Perales (author of The Brown Recluse)

poetry book: The Soup of Something Missing - Rick Burskey

poet featured at what reading : Mariano Zaro at The Velocity Cafe & The Rapp Saloon

non-fiction: The Only Bush I Trust Is My Own - Periel Aschenbrand

literary journal: Cosmoetica (

short story: The Word Thief - Marie Lecrivain (not yet published)

movie: Hotel Rwanda

art exhibit: Luke Chueh at Copra Nason, Culver City, CA

music cd: Picaresque - The Decemberists

Brenda Petrakos (poet, performance artist)

poetry book: She Forgot to Put the Dressing on the Side and other LA Tragedies, 23 short films, shot in words - Teka Lark

poet featured at what reading: Stosh Machek at Brand Book Store & Expression Monday

novel: Whatever - Heather Woodbury

literary journal: poeticdiversity

short story:She is a Cutter - (written and performed by Manuel)

movie: You and Me and Everyone We Know

art exhibit: Roberto Palazo/Dudley Gallery Venice

music cd: Music For Geek Love - Emily Wells

Douglas Richardson (poet)

biography: Chronicles Vol. 1 - Bob Dylan

art exhibit: The Undiscovered Country - Hammer Museum

music cd: Get Behind Me Satan - The White Stripes

Ariel Robello (author of My Sweet Unconditional)

poetry book: My Sweet Unconditional - that's my first born how could i not claim it

poet featured at what reading: Peter J. Harris at a reading at R Spot in San Diego (on University I believe)

autobiography: Vivir para contarla - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

literary journal: Ploughshares

short story: "Santa Lucia & San Lazaro" from Barborous Nights - Federico Garcia Lorca

movie: The Beautiful Country

art exhibit: susie lundy, margaret alarcon, and dalila paola mendez, in a show entitled three women at IMIX books, a hidden treasure in Eagle Rock

music CD: Amar Sin Mentira's - Marc Anthony

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

poetry book: The Tenderness House - Dianna Henning

Sister Taxi Hopscotch (poet, essayist)

poetry books: Nostalgia for Death/Hieroglyphs of Desire - Xavier Villarrutia, Earth Elegy: New and Selected Poems - Margaret Gibson, Japanese Death Poems - Yoel Hoffman

poets featured at what reading: Marie Lecrivain, Brendan Constantine, and Rick Lupert at Beyond Baroque in Venice

novel: The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

movie: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

music cd: Polysics or Die! - Polysics, The Ditty Bops - Ditty Bops

Rev. Dave Wheeler (poet)

poetry book: The Roominghouse Madrigals - Charles Bukowski

featured poet at what reading: FrancEyE at The Rapp Saloon

short stories: The Subterranean - Jack Kerouac, anything by O. Henry

movie: Million Dollar Baby

art exhibit: King Tut at LACMA

music cd: Slither - Velvet Revolver, Out of Exile - Audioslave, American Idiot - Green Day

copyright 2005 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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