Monday, January 4, 2016

Seven Dhar and Teresa Mei Chuc Feature at Bolton Hall on January 24, 2016

Rose Parade Flowers, 2016. Photo by Maja Trochimczyk

We are delighted to announce that Seven Dhar with Teresa Mei Chuc will feature on Sunday, January 24, 2016, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  The venue - Bolton Hall Museum is located at 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga, CA 91042.  Poets are invited to bring your poetry and sign-up for the open reading.  Light refreshments will be served – a $3.00 donation is appreciated!

Join us for an early evening of entertaining and thought provoking poetry.

Seven Dhar ( is a 2015 Pushcart Prize nominee; winner of the Emerging Urban Poets’ 2015 San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival chapbook contest; 2015 San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly broadside contest; 2015 Los Angeles Poet Society dual-acrostic National Women’s Month poetry contests. Dhar has been published in various anthologies such as the Los Angeles Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodriguez’s Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts in Los Angeles; The Border Crossed Us: An Anthology to End Apartheid; the Los Angeles Word Salon’s LAWS Review; Heartbreak II and III; online in Yay! LA Arts & Culture Magazine for National Poetry Month 2015;, July 2015; the featured poet at the 2015 L.A. Shakespeare Fest, Hollywood; featured at LitFest Pasadena 2015 with the troupe Poets in Distress; crowned poet laureate of Poetrypalooza 2015 by popular vote then appointed daredevil host by decree instead. Seven Dhar is the author of the poetry book, Under the Influence (of Nine and One Classic Poems).  The book is now available ($15).  It was released in December by Shabda [Primordial Sound] Press and sold out its first run. Its emulation section has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize along with a second nomination for the Irish-tinted epic "Finnegan's Awake."

Teresa Mei Chuc is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, Red Thread (Fithian Press, 2012) and Keeper of the Winds (FootHills Publishing, 2014). Her poetry appears in many journals and anthologies and is forthcoming in the anthology, Inheriting the War: Poetry and Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Veterans and Refugees. Teresa’s third collection of poetry, Lotus Seeds, is forthcoming from Many Voices Press. Teresa teaches literature and writing at a public high school in Los Angeles and is founder and editor-in-chief of Shabda Press.

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