my posey taste like coca cola / my stanzas snide like american thighs / I got a thing for a palm that’s colder / ashes high like American skies
Been listening to a lotta Lana Del Rey, forgive.
We’re doing a reading tonight in Oakland. When I say ‘we’ it’s because I’m regal as hell with unbrushed hair but naw really we as in BE ABOUT IT. E.M. Wolfman Books at 410 13th street (it’s the 12th street Downtown Oakland BART stop, and it’s less than a block away).
Come see Oliver Mol, Cassandra Dallett, Kath Duckworth, and performing their very third live performance, the ukelele-accordion musical project by Charise Sowells Malouf, Lake Lady. Look, they’re so psyched they even made a video about the show.
Doors at 6:00 pm, reading begins at 6:30 pm. This event is free. Duh.
Some info about our players:
Oliver Mol is a Sydney-based writer. His debut book, Lion Attack!, will be out through Scribe Publications in May 2015. He wants to make you laugh. He wants to make you cry. He is excited and terrified by life. He tweets at @Oliver_Mol www.olivermol.com
Cassandra Dallett lives in Oakland, CA. Cassandra is a Pushcart nominee and reads around the San Francisco Bay Area often. In addition to several chapbooks, she has published online and in many print magazines such as Slip Stream, Sparkle and Blink, The Bicycle Review, Chiron Review, River Babble, and Up The River. A full-length book of poetry, Wet Reckless was released from Manic D Press May of 2014.
From poetry to plays, film to photography, Charise Sowells Malouf is what some have called a renaissance woman. In 2014 she was born again as Lake Lady when she released a self-produced demo with her husband under the band name Lake Lady and the Mountain Man. Since then, she has collaborated with electronic producers around the world and moved to Oakland where she feels more at home than ever. In just a few months here she has played shows, assembled a band and heard her music on the radio. This summer she will be releasing a debut EP produced by Midnite Tiger. The first single can be heard here: lakelady.bandcamp.com
Kath Duckworth is a poetry student at Mills College currently working on a collection of poems about Las Vegas. She is a nominee for the 2015 The Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize and her chapbook ‘Mexia’ was released through Rosefern Press in December. In her hometown of Paris, Tennessee she and her brother were accused of being affiliated with the illuminati. She has no dietary restrictions, no pets, and is up to date on all of her parking tickets.