With featured readers
The Smell is located at
247 S. Main Street
Between 2nd and 3rd Street
The entrance is through the back, by way of the alley, west of Main Street.
The doors will open at 6:30 pm. Five dollars at the door.
More about the featured readers:
Daniel Tiffany's first book of poetry, Puppet Wardrobe, appeared in 2006 from Parlor Press. He has published translations of works by Sophocles, Georges Bataille, and the Italian poet Cesare Pavese. His critical works include Toy Medium: Materialism and Modern Lyric (University of California Press, 2000), named one of the "Best Books of 2000" by the Los Angeles Times Book Review. His poetry, which has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, has appeared in many journals, including Tin House, Boston Review, Volt, The Germ, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, and the Paris Review. He has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Karolyi Foundation in France and been the recipient of a Whiting Fellowship. His most recent poetry project, "The Dandelion Clock," was set to music by the composer Daniel Rothman and installed at the Interface New Music Festival in Berlin in 2007. He lives in Venice, California and teaches at the University of Southern California.
Kelly Lydick received her B.A. in Writing and Literature from Burlington College, in Burlington Vermont and her M.A. in Writing and Consciousness from the New College of California. She is the author of Mastering the Dream (Second Story Books, 2007) and We Once Were, a chapbook published by Pure Carbon Publishing. Other work has appeared in Twittering Machine, Published in Moments and Burlington College Poetry Journal.
Michael Smoler (b. 1973, Chicago) is a collage artist and poet, living in Los Angeles. He is the author of five small press chapbooks, including in "envy in smoke" (The Healthy Unhealthy Press, NY, 2004), "A Quilt Film About the Death of Jack Spicer" a collaborative prose poem with Coryander Friend (The Healthy Unhealthy Press, NY, 2003), "worn broke" (A Ringing Press, Boulder, CO, 1999), "plot" (Third Ear Press, Boulder, CO, 1998), and "The Candy Was Good" (Third Ear Press, Boulder, CO, 1997). Smoler has studied and taught at Naropa University, in Boulder, CO, where he received a B.A. in Writing and Poetics from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (1998), and has also studied and taught at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA. Currently, Smoler is the director of HIGH ENERGY CONSTRUCTS, an exhibitions and performance venue in LA¹s Chinatown, and is working on a manuscript of collected poems (1996-2008), tentatively titled "The Dead Muse."