Once a year The Poetry Lab invites a poet to visit Long Beach for a one-day residency called Stranded Artist. They teach a workshop during the day and give a poetry reading at night. This year we were thrilled to have the dynamic duo of F. Douglas Brown and Geffrey Davis. Here are some photos of the event and links to their books–both winners of prestigious first book awards. I’m a lucky poetry host for sure. And our WE Labs venue looked great!
Let me know if you pick up either of these titles. I highly recommend them and would love to hear your thoughts. These two have serious talent. And I think they represent a huge part of what American poetry is today.