Change of Venue: Stay Gallery 11140 Downey Ave.
Gil Hagen-Hill was educated in southern California during the “placid” 1950’s and “turbulent” 1960’s. He received a B.A. in Theater Arts from C.S.U.L.A in 1973. Shortly thereafter he became a member of Scorpio Rising Theater founded by Alistair Hunter. From there to “The Burbage Theater” ensemble housed at the Century City Playhouse . . .some cable TV, a marriage, a beautiful daughter, a divorce, another marriage, a trip to Scandinavia, Ireland… He recently sold custom built motorcycles, is now looking for a new incarnation.
Gil began writing poetry in high school and in college. In 1994 he began finding poetry more important in his life – by 2000 his work had appeared in a number of poetry journals on the east coast and mid -west.
He has been published in Verses, Schuylkill Valley Art Journal and Rochester, New York’s “Hazmat Literary Review.” On the west coast he was proudly associated with Lummox Journal in its monthly format as well working with the Chief Lummox “Rain Dog” Armstrong on several projects including “Through a Glass Darkly” and “Last Call.” He has participated in writer’s work shops at Angels Gate Art Center.
His poetry is hard to classify – sometimes confessional sometimes surreal – but always evocative.
New Location: Stay Gallery 11140 Downey Ave (& Firestone), Downey, CA 90241.
Series curated by Lorine Parks, Open mic at 7:30 PM