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DOWNEY - Published author Tamara Madison will be the featured poet at the Downey Art Coalition's "Third Thursday Poetry" meeting Mary 16 at the Rives Mansion.
Doors open at 7 p.m. for open mike sign-ups. The open mike begins at 7:30.
Madison is the author of "Wild Domestic," a collection of full-length poems, and the chapbook "The Belly Remembers."
Her work has appeared in numerous small press journals and anthologies. Two of her poems were also featured last year on Garrison Keillor's Writers Almanac.
Madison is a California native who grew up on a citrus farm in the Coachella Valley. She has two grown children and teaches French and English at a Los Angeles high school.
The poetry series is free to attend. An optional hot meal and soda are available for $11.
Guests should enter the mansion through the driveway on Paramount Boulevard.
"Third Thursday Poetry" is curated by Lorine Parks.
Published: May 2, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 03