Cobalt Café hosts an open mic poetry event plus featured poet Jason Hardung

The Broken and the Damned by Jason Hardung at Frank Mundo's LA Books ExaminerHollywood Institute of Poetics presents an open mic reading tonight with featured poet Jason Hardung at The Cobalt Café, 22047 Sherman Way, west of Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park.

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
One drink minimum (no alcohol).
Sign up 8:30-8:45 p.m.,
Reading 9:00 p.m.
(818) 348-3789.

This event is part of the weekly reading series held every Tuesday night at The Cobalt Café in Canoga Park. Hosted since 1994 by Los Angeles poet Rick Lupert, author of a new book of poetry called We Put Things in Our Mouth, this event is an important part of our literary culture and, other than the featured guest, you really never know who is going to stand up and share her work. When the LA Books Examiner attended this event two weeks ago, a poet of more than 30 years got up on stage and read his work for the very first time. It was an amazing moment that only those of us in attendance got to experience.

To learn more about the reading series at The Cobalt Café, including directions, a calendar of events, its newsletter and other links for poets and writers, visit

About the Featured Poet
Jason Hardung was born and raised in Wyoming with the wind constantly speaking in tongues through his ears. He now lives at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Ft. Collins, Colorado. His work has been published widely throughout the American underground. It has appeared in The New York Quarterly, Evergreen Review, Rip Rap (Cal State Long Beach), Word Riot, Zygote in My Coffee, Underground Voices, decomP, Thrasher, Lummox Journal, Heroin Love Songs, Polarity, Up the Staircase, St. Vitus and many more. His first chapbook, Breaking the Hearts of Robots, was published by Covert Press, and a full-length book, The Broken and The Damned, came out on Epic Rites Press. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and is co-editor of the Front Range Reviewand Matter Journal in Colorado.

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