The Hospice Bubble & Other Devastating Affirmations
In “The Hospice Bubble” talented writer Lizzie Wann is able to achieve that thing that a surprising number of writers don’t: she makes the personal accessible. Through prose that is as beautiful as it is gut-wrenching, her authenticity lets you see the singular person behind the poetry while the themes she addresses will speak to you directly in one way or another. A merging of individual story, relatability, and even social and political issues, with poetry as the medium, is what makes “The Hospice Bubble” a genuine standout.
Palabra is primarily a poetry reading with an open mic hosted by Ted Washington at La Bodega Gallery in Barrio Logan, San Diego, CA twice monthly. Palabra owes its existence to Chris Zertuche and Soni Lopez-Chavez, owners of La Bodega Gallery.
Kimberly Dark is a writer, storyteller and raconteur, working to reveal the hidden architecture of everyday life one clever essay, poem, and story at a time. She uses humor, surprise and intimacy to help audiences discover their influences, and reclaim their power as social creators. Kimberly teaches in the graduate program in Sociological Practice at CSU, San Marcos and at Cal State Summer Arts.
In this book, you will meet a host of characters — robots of sweet revenge, and the guy who finds God in a piece of cheese toast (or is it an Angel of Darkness in a triple western bacon cheeseburger?) as well as the good cheer of young surfers (one with a new tattoo across his rib stretching from armpit to hipbone — a skeleton riding a skateboard) and a perfectly old professor (who should be “giving / seminars / in his jammies / on proper / etiquette”). What a company!