Recap: February Open Mic

Recap: February Open Mic

We had a terrific time at our February open mic, when our theme for the month was, “In Tribute To….” Poets and readers gathered at Shaky Alibi at our regular first Thursday of the month, this time to dedicate a poem to their mothers, sisters,...
Honoring Steven Reigns

Honoring Steven Reigns

Steven Reigns is set to be honored with the “Cross-Cut Award” on Thursday, January 5th at the monthly “Guys Reading Poems” open mic poetry night. Scheduled guests include poets Francesca Lia Block (“Weetzie Bat”), Laurel Ann Bogen...
“Guys Reading Poems” launches open mic night

“Guys Reading Poems” launches open mic night

We are proud to announce that the feature film “Guys Reading Poems” will host an open mic night under the same name on Thursday, December 15th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Shaky Alibi (7401 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036). “Guys Reading Poems...
Cross-Cut: Harold Monro

Cross-Cut: Harold Monro

By Allyson Mackender Harold Monro (1879-1932) was born in Brussels and did not settle down for most of his life. As he moved around the European continent, through Ireland and England, Monro was characterized as a “moody young man who brooded over himself, and not...
Cross-Cut: William Blake

Cross-Cut: William Blake

By James J. Pulizzi Should we travel to London hoping to pay homage to William Blake’s (1757 – 1827) grave—as we might for Newton, Keats, Wordsworth, or Tennyson—we’ll find a spartan headstone that indicates only his bones lie nearby. Bunhill Fields where...