Not a Cult, Junior High, and Skylight Books are thrilled to present the release event for Rhiannon McGavin's second full-length poetry collection Grocery List Poems, available anywhere books are sold.
At 6pm PST, Rhiannon will give a virtual preshow on Crowdcast! To attend the preshow livestream or watch the replay, RSVP here.
Then at 6:30pm PST, join us as we re-acclimate to real life events in Junior High's outdoor area in their beautiful new Glendale location, featuring readings from Sheila J. Sadr, Isabella Preisz, and Rhiannon McGavin.
Grocery List Poems (Not A Cult)
If the word stanza means “room,” then this book is an orchard. Former Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Rhiannon McGavin crafts poems with scraps of the everyday, from dream diaries to postcards. She integrates the facts of daily life into lyric verse, switching out traditional forms easily as trying on new sweaters. Led by emotions “real as the mosaic air between screen and projector,” McGavin explores what it means to become your own calendar.
Rhiannon McGavin has failed the CA driver’s license test three times so far. She has performed from the Hollywood Bowl to the Library of Congress, as well as on NPR. Her work has been published by Tia Chucha Press, Teen Vogue, and C Magazine. As a YoungArts Finalist in Spoken Word, she was nominated for the Presidential Scholar of the Arts. Rhiannon was the Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles in 2016, and currently studies literature at UCLA.