The LMU Extension Poetry Series continues Thursday, August 2 at 8 p.m. in University Hall Room 1857, with Brendan Constantine and William Archila. There is also an open reading with up to two poems or five minutes.
Brendan Constantine (pictured) is an ardent supporter of Southern California's poetry communities and one of its most recognized poets. He has served as a teacher of poetry in local schools and colleges for the last eighteen years. In addition to this, he regularly brings poetry workshops to foster and eldercare centers. In 2002, he was nominated for Poet Laureate of the state of California. His first collection, Letters to Guns, was released in 2009 from Red Hen Press, and his latest collection of poems is Calamity Joe.
William Archila has been published in The Georgia Review, AGNI, Poetry International, The Los Angeles Review, Notre Dame Review, Crab Orchard Review, Obsidian III, Rattle, Poet Lore, Poetry Daily, Portland Review and Blue Mesa Review, among others. He has been awarded the Alan Collins Scholarship at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. His first book, The Art of Exile, is the recent winner of the Emerging Writer Fellowship Award from the Writer's Center and the International Latino Book Award.
July 30, 2012 : Posted by David Slavin