Ruth Bavetta to read her poetry

DOWNEY - Poet and artist Ruth Bavetta will be the featured reader at this month's Third Thursday Poetry reading at the Epic Lounge on Nov. 21.Bavetta has written and published poems for more than 20 years, and before that was and continues to be a visual artist. Her poems "transcend the artificial boundaries of visual arts and the written word to deliver images that are emotional, strong, nurturing, hurting, teasing and, above all, honest." Bavetta will read from her new book, "Fugitive Pigments." She describes her poems as "riffing off the principles of art - the art of living..." In her poem "The Color of Wind," she asks us to "Feel the softness / of Thursday, revel in its pink. / Smell the late summer moonlight." Bavetta's poetry has been published in "Rattle, "Nimrod, "Tar River Review," "North American Review," "Spillway," "Hanging Loose," "Rhino," "Poetry East" and "Poetry New Zealand," among others. Doors open at 7 p.m.

********** Published: Nov. 14, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 31