3 stand-out poets at Book Soup

On Sunday, Douglas Kearney, Brendan Constantine, Elizabeth Iannaci read from and presented their books at a cool poetry event at Book Soup in Hollywood.

Watch videos of these three poets in action.

Poet, performer, librettist, and CalArts teacher Douglas Kearney presented his book Fear, Some from LA’s Red Hen Press. In this video Kearney gives a passionate reading of his poem “The Chitlin Circuit” at Spelman College.

Hollywood poet and teacher at The Windward School in West LA, Brendan Constantine¬†presented his poetry collection Letters To Guns, also published by Red Hen Press, in February 2009. In this video by Poetry.LA, Constantine, the featured reader for the Valley Contemporary Poets series at the Tarzana Community & Cultural Center, reads seven of his poems, including, “The Body,” “The Wild Flowers,” and “In the Houses of the Night”.

LA poet and singer Elizabeth Iannaci presented her chapbook Passion’s Casualties from ITWASADARKANDSTORMYNIGHT Press. In this Poetry LA video, another Valley Contemporary Poets reading series feature, Iannaci reads a number of her poems, including “Casual Nexus,” and “Haute Couture as Witness”.

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