Dear friends and people who are not into poetry shows,

For the last 4 years, I and an incredible group of folks have worked our lady lumps off to create a non-traditional, non-yawnable, completely unique poetry show experience. Something that showcases different types of powerful writers and performers from all over the country on one stage, for one evening only in Los Angeles. A show that cannot be put into a genre.

If you haven't seen it before and have no idea what I'm talking about, here is a trailer from the documentary that was made about our series. It's really the only way to explain it:



This yeadrumsr at the 4th annual The Drums Inside Your Chest, we are bringing just that.

If you love poetry, this show is for you. If you hate poetry, this show is for you.


Patricia Smith is a 4 time Individual Slam Poetry Champion, Pushcart Prize winner and nominee of the National Book Award. One of the most incredible writers and stage performers alive today.

Anis Mojgani is a 2 time Individual Slam Poetry Champion, nominee of the pushcart Prize and member of the well know Poetry Revival.

C.R. Avery is a musical mastermind, blending everything from hip hop to poetry to Rock n Roll.

Christin O’Keefe Aptowicz is the author of 5 books of poetry, including Everything is Everything and is one of the poetry world’s strongest and funniest stage presences.

Rob Sturma is the author of the acclaimed debut book of poems, Miles of Hallelujah.

With very special musical guest GLISS!

Hosted by non other than Magician Rob Zabrecky and poet Derrick Brown

Tickets can be purchased at www.poetrytickets.com

This year DRUMS will be held at the gorgeous Largo Theater (Coronet Theater).
This series is made possible by the non-profit Write Now Poetry Society.



(Hazmat Hot.)

I am going to do an arc on the tv show, House. I am nervous and excited. Nervous because I said yes to the gig without actually seeing a script (the writers pitched a character idea), so I have no idea what will happen. I’m going in blind. I’ve never done that before. I’ve always been able to make a decision based on material. BUT, I’m excited because Hugh L is an amazing actor and the writing is incredible. And the Executive Producer Katie Jacobs is a kick tush woman. So there. That’s all I have to say about it for now.