Dear Friends,

We hope you can join us for our very first reading of 2012 on Saturday, February 4 at 7pm for a reading at Agitprop by Washington, DC poet Dan Gutstein and San Diego poet Taylor Mardis Katz.

Dan Gutstein is the author of non/fiction (stories, Edge Books, 2010) and Bloodcoal & Honey (poems, Washington Writers’ Publishing House, 2011). His writing has appeared in more than 70 publications, including Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, American Scholar, The Iowa Review, Denver Quarterly, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, and Best American Poetry. He directs the Writing Studio and Learning Resource Center at Maryland Institute College of Art, and teaches creative writing at the Writer’s Center, in Bethesda, Md., and at George Washington University. Recently, the web site Rate My Professors named him the 2010-2011 No. 1 “hottest” professor in America, and his body temperature has risen, as a result. He has received grants and awards from the Maryland State Arts Council, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (Md.), and University of Michigan, among others. In past lives, he worked as an international economist, theatre arts educator, editor-in-chief, tae kwon do instructor, and farm hand.

Taylor Mardis Katz was born by the Hudson River. Her work appears in various journals, as well as in handmade chapbooks and postmarked envelopes. She is assistant editor at Cooper Dillon, an independent San Diego poetry press, as well as an associate editor at Poetry International. She is also a part-time farmer for Suzie’s Farm, an organic vegetable farm in Imperial Beach. As a native New Yorker, what most delights her about San Diego is the names of fruits available, and the fruits themselves. After finishing her MFA at San Diego State, she hopes to start an artist’s colony and residency on the east coast with her partner. Her little space on the internet can be found at

Agitprop readings are free, but libations and donations to the gallery are very welcome.

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

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Saturday, February 4, 7pm
2837 University Avenue in North Park (Entrance on Utah, behind Glenn’s Market)
San Diego, CA 92104