Thursday May 17 is the next Wine+Words poetry night. 8PM starts the open mic, and 8:30PM will feature poet G. Murray Thomas.
G. Murray Thomas newest volume, News Clips and Ego Trips,, has just been released from Write Bloody Press. Thomas will also read from My New Kidney Just Arrived, published in 2011 by Tebot Bach. His collection bristles with the gentle intelligence and humor of a poet of great maturity…”Thomas’s great gift as a poet is to see and be bewildered by the thoroughly weird things most of us take for granted”—Victor Infante . … Gadfly and long time fixture on the Long Beach poetry scene, his poetry has been published in numerous literary magazines, including Chiron Review, Pearl, Caffeine and Spillway. He has also published Cows on the Freeway, and five chapbooks, Death to the Real World, Opposite Oceans, Poetry Spilled All Over the Carpet, A Rare Thing, and Songs of Inappropriate Desire. In 2005, iUniverse reprinted Paper Shredders, an anthology of surf poetry Thomas first published in 1993.
Lorine Parks curates the evening, an intimate gathering of Downey’s literary lovers. Mari’s Wine Bar is at 8222 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA. Handicap accessible, 21+ only.