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Join Ellyn and the Band Tomorrow for Poetry Rodeo at Beyond Baroque!

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

You are welcome to bring your own work and sign up to read with the Ellyn’s band! Show starts at 7:30!

Read more about the event from:

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Join Us Tomorrow Night for the Start of Poetry Rodeo!

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

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***Read about the Gig in the LA Weekly, Experience LA, RentFoodBroke, YoVenice, and VenicePatch!

Ellyn’s Poetry Rodeo in the LA Weekly!

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

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Thu., September 30, 7:30pm

MAYBE BABY
By Falling James

In her song-poem “There Were Two Girls Who Looked a Lot the Same,” the local poet Ellyn Maybe celebrates her titular subjects with a profusion of succinct details and a steadily rhythmic accumulation of playful phrases, such as “One wore lipstick/One bit her lip” and “The astronomy was tangible” and “They had eyelashes that looked like a hula skirt made of coal.” When Maybe declared, “They wanted a bite from each world,” she was marveling about how the girls appreciated both Gidget movies and Tennessee Williams plays. However, the L.A. wordsmith could have also been describing the sinuous way she moves between the worlds of poetry and music on her new CD, Rodeo for the Sheepish . Maybe’s homages to Picasso and Sylvia Plath are infused with beat-driven, soulful trip-hop moods from her simpatico band, who’ll not only back her tonight at this monthly event but will also whip up cool grooves for adventurous poets in the audience, who’d like to marry their words with this mysterious thing called music.

Location

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center

681 Venice Blvd.; Venice CA