Friday, September 17, 2010

The Good Times Are Back, Again.

Michael Reid Busk brings back the '80s.
Stacy Gnall reads a bone-chilling poem about MURDER!
Sexual Napalm about to explode.

KZ launches her solo career.
So does Stewart Grace.
Lisa Locascio reads a Love Story (with cocaine, prostitutes, and strippers).
Aaron Belz began with his accessible poems and then read the more artistically relevant ones.

Monday, September 06, 2010


It's Autumn in Los Angeles which can only mean two things: It's time to hook up the garden hose and spray down the roof. And it's time to put on your fancy socks and slide out the door for the first LOUDEST VOICE of the 2010/2011 season.

Featuring fiction and poetry from the too hot to touch:


and special guest
AARON BELZ, author of Lovely, Raspberry (Persea, 2010)

"Aaron Belz's poetry reminds us that poetry should be bright, friendly, surprising, and totally committed to everything but itself. Reading him is like dreaming of a summer vacation and then taking it." - John Ashbery

Prepare for those fancy socks to be rocked off and your roof to be put on fire by TLV house band, SEXUAL NAPALM!!!

Doors @ 7PM
Reading @ 7:30PM

Admission is free.


AARON BELZ is is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. His second book came out in June, Lovely, Raspberry (Persea, 2010). There‚Äôs more information at his website,

MICHAEL REID BUSK's work appears or is forthcoming in a number of journals, including Gettysburg Review, Prairie Schooner, Nimrod, Madison Review, Lake Effect, and The Pinch.

STACY GNALL is from Cleveland, Ohio. Her first book, Heart First into the Forest is forthcoming from Alice James Books. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Cincinnati Review, The Florida Review, The Gettysburg Review, The Indiana Review, The Laurel Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, and Prairie Schooner.

LISA LOCASCIO is from Chicago. Her work has appeared recently in the online edition of American Short Fiction, The Northwest Review, and Fifth Wednesday Journal.

ALEX YOUNG is a poet and critic who comes to Los Angeles by way of Tulsa, OK, Westcliffe, CO, New York, NY, Cooper Landing, AK, and most recently Tangier, Morocco. Some of his recent poems and reviews can be found in The Brooklyn Rail, Nejma (Tangier), and