We hope you can join us on Saturday, February 12th at 7pm for a reading
by Joe Ross and Laynie Brown.

JOE ROSS is the recipient of a Gertrude Stein Poetry Award  and the
author of numerous books, most recently Strata (Dusie, 2008) and
EQUATIONS=equals (Green Integer, 2004). Ross was born in Pennsylvania
and after university, moved to Washington, D.C.. In D.C., he worked at
The JFK Center for the Arts, served as the President of the Poetry
Board at The Folger Shakespeare Library and was the Literary Editor of
the Washington Review, 1991-1997. He Co-founded and directed the In
Your Ear poetry reading series. In 1997 he received an NEA Fellowship
for his poetry and moved to San Diego, where he worked for that city’s
Commission for Arts and Culture. In 1999, he left that position to put
his poetics into practice, and to work directly in politics serving as
Chief of Policy for elected officials. He also Co-founded the Beyond
the Page reading series. In 2004, he and his wife moved to Paris,
where their two children were born, and where he continues to publish
while working as an educator.

LAYNIE BROWNE is the author of nine collections of poetry and one
novel. Her most recent publications include: The Desires of Letters,
from Counterpath and Roseate, Points of Gold, from Dusie Books (both
2010). Other recent publications include The Scented Fox, (Wave Books
2007), Daily Sonnets (Counterpath Press, 2007) and Drawing of a Swan
Before Memory, (University of Georgia Press, 2005). Her honors
include: winner of the National Poetry Series, of the Contemporary
Poetry Series, two Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative American
Poetry, and a recent Pushcart Prize Nomination. With others she has co-
curated various reading series including the Ear Inn reading series in
New York, the Subtext Series in Seattle, and now the POG reading
series Tucson Arizona. She has taught creative writing at The
University of Washington, Bothell, at Mills College in Oakland and at
the Poetry Center at the University of Arizona, where she is currently
the Elementary Education Coordinator.

Agitprop readings are free, but wine and donations to the gallery are
always welcome.

We hope to see you there and for festivities before and afterward.

Agitprop Gallery
Saturday, December 4, Reading 7pm, Art Opening at 8pm
2837 University Avenue in North Park (Entrance on Utah, behind Glenn’s
San Diego, CA 92104 * 619.384.7989