Kearley, a retired professor of philosophy, lives with his wife Tacui in Los Angeles. He was born in 1930 in a farmhouse on the Snake River Plain. His early education, grades 1-12, took place in two small towns, and in a one-room country school just up the road from his parents' poverty-line farm. He was awarded a B.A. in English literature from Santa Clara University, an M.A. in English literature from Loyola University in Los Angeles, and the Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. Among his poetry collections are Deity Alphabets (2009), The Armenian Watchmaker (2010) and The Plain Above the River (2011), all published by Tebot Bach.
Frankel is a poet and fiction writer living in Los Angeles. He received his MFA from New England College in 2006 and his work has appeared in the North Dakota Quarterly, Comstock Review, Wordriver, Cider Press Review, Gay and Lesbian Review and Beyond the Valley of the Contemporary Poets, among other journals. His work has also been showcased at www.poetry.la. Alex is a teacher, has facilitated poetry workshops at Beyond Baroque, and is the host of the Second Sunday Poetry Series in Pasadena.
The reading starts Thursday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. in University Hall Room #1859. There is an open reading with up to two poems or five minutes per poet.
August 15, 2012 : Posted by David Slavin