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To celebrate the publication of her work in the anthology Sirens: Five Femme Fatale Poets, Iris Berry will read from her selections and sign the book. Long-time collaborators and partners-in-crime Pleasant Gehman and S.A. Griffin will join her.
Definitely a femme fatale and something of an LA literary legend, Iris Berry's
written work has previously been widely anthologized as well as published in her well-received book, Two Blocks East of Vine
(Incommunicado Press), and can be heard on her two spoken word CD's:
"Life on the Edge in Stilettos" and "Collect Calls". Along with Pleasant Gehman, Berry co-founded the groundbreaking Los Angeles rock-n-roll spoken word troupe, The Ringling Sisters, and co-edited the latest edition of The Underground Guide To Los Angeles published by Manic D Press last year.
Gehman is the author and/or editor of six books, including the critically acclaimed Escape from Houdini Mountain (Manic D. Press). She has written countless magazine articles, and her work appears in a number of literary anthologies, as well as many books on pop culture, and on her spoken word CD, Ruined.
Griffin is a literary maverick, and co-editor of The Outlaw Bible Of American Poetry. A founding member of the touring performance poetry group The Carma Bums, Griffin's work can most recently be read in Numbskull Sutra and Greatest Hits, both published by Pudding House Press.
In 2006, at a ceremony held at Skylight Books, all three authors received awards from The City of Los Angeles for their continuing contributions to the artistic community. This event is the first time they have read together since then, and it's sure to be an uproarious summer evening of irreverent poetry, prose and literary mayhem