On February 16, Poetry Matters is excited to welcome back Clifton Snider at Stay Gallery. Snider will read from his new book, The Beatle Bump, published by Downey’s own Los Nietos Press. Poetry Matters welcomes all Beatle fans to hear Snider’s take on the Fab Four. Open mike at 7:30, Clifton and the Beatles at 8.
A must read for any Beatles fan, Clifton Snider’s book of poems, The Beatle Bump, is an inspired, unique look at the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band of all time. Written in the years after the murder of John Lennon, The Beatle Bump explores the Beatles as an archetypal, in the Jungian sense, world-wide phenomenon. The poems, often irreverent and playful as were the Beatles themselves, are written in a variety of forms—free verse, song lyrics, nonsense verse, a sonnet, and even a couple of fan letters. The Beatle Bump is both a time capsule and a work of lasting art.
Stay Gallery is located at 11140 Downey Ave, just north of Firestone Blvd. Handicap accessible.