Each year we host this event, where we invite two amazing poets to read poems that are not their own. We're idiots for a reason. Join us as special guests Brendan Constantine and Jeremy Radin bring work by poets they admire to share with our audience.
Brendan Constantine's work has appeared in FIELD, Ploughshares, Zyzzyva, Ninth Letter, Poetry Daily, and the Hotel Amerika among other journals. His first book, Letters To Guns (2009 Red Hen Press), is now taught extensively in schools across the nation. His most recent collections are Birthday Girl With Possum (2011 Write Bloody Publishing) and Calamity Joe (2012 Red Hen Press). He has received grants and commissions from the Getty Museum, James Irvine Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. A popular performer, Brendan has presented his work to audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe. He's appeared on NPR's 'All Things Considered', KPFK's 'Inspiration House', numerous podcasts, and YouTube. He is currently poet in residence at the Windward School and adjunct professor at Antioch University. In addition, he regularly conducts workshops for hospitals, foster homes, & with the Alzhheimer’s Poetry Project. Please visit brendanconstantine.com
Jeremy Radin is an actor and poet living in Los Angeles. He was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, where he began performing in musicals at thirteen because he had a lot of energy and Ritalin wasn't working. Since then, you may have seen him on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, CSI, ER, Criminal Minds, Victorious, Terrence Malick's The New World, and Wrestlemaniac. As a poet, he's been published (or is forthcoming) in The Rattling Wall and decomP, has shared stages with such dynamic talents as Andea Gibson, Derrick Brown, Anis Mojgani, Buddy Wakefield, Mindy Nettifee, Beau Sia, Rachel McKibbens, Jon Sands, and Shira Erlichman, and teaches poetry/performance workshops. He's toured the US with his book "Slow Dance with Sasquatch" (Write Bloody Publishing, 2012) and has eaten such food along the way, oy gevault, you wouldn't believe.