This month, we’re thrilled to host poet and editor Sophie Sills in her debut reading at Agitprop. We’ll also welcome back former San Diegan Frank Montesonti to celebrate the publication of his first book, Blight, Blight, Blight, Ray of Hope and his soon-to-be-released second book, Hope Tree.

Sophie Sills’ collection of poetry, Elemental Perceptions: A Panorama, was released from BlazeVOX Books in the winter of 2010. Her poems and literary criticism have appeared in Elimae, Cricket Online Review, thethe poetry, Jacket2, and other journals. She completed her MFA at Mills College, lives in Los Angeles, teaches at National University and publishes Peacock Online Review.

Frank Montesonti is the author of Blight, Blight, Blight, Ray of Hope, winner of the 2012 Barrow Street Book Contest. He has been published in literary journals such as Tin House, Black Warrior Review, AQR, Poet Lore, and Poems and Plays, among many others. His second collection, Hope Tree, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in 2013. He has an MFA from the University of Arizona and teaches poetry at National University. A former resident of San Diego, he now lives in Los Angeles, California.

As always, the reading is free, but libations and donations to the gallery are welcome!