this is happening tonight! if you are in the area, you should check it out. getting this book to print has been quite the journey. i’m proud of my involvement and hope that if you can’t get out to the event, you’ll give the book a look-see, help us spread the word and maybe buy a copy. support the small press. the independent press. whatever you want to call it. support literature that refuses to conform, has something to say without apology. giving voice to the voiceless or some shit like that.
Friday, July 19. 8pm Pacific
Stories Books and Cafe, 1716 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90026
Join us for the poetry book debut of Luis Rivas’ Random Acts of Terror. Hear from poets Matt Sedillo, David Romero, Luis Rivas and special musical guests.
More info about the book can be found at http://theliteraryunderground.org/randomactsofterror
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Luis Rivas lives in Los Angeles, California. He was a telemarketer, construction worker, flower delivery driver, fast food cashier, sales clerk, non-profit canvasser, tutor, adult store and strip club manager and package handler/zip code sorter. He dropped out of Los Angeles Valley College where he was studying journalism to work full-time at a porn shop. Then he got fired. Now he has gone back to school, continuing his studies in journalism and Chicana/o Studies at California State University of Northridge and Los Angeles City College. He is currently a full time journalist student and part-time activist. His poetry has appeared in numerous small press publications. Luis is currently the poetry editor at Gloom Cupboard and a columnist for Red Fez.
Matt Sedillo is a two-time national slam poet, grand slam champion of the Damn Slam Los Angeles 2011 and the author of For What I Might Do Tomorrow published by Caza De Poesia 2010. His poetry has been published in anthologies alongside the likes of such literary giants as Amiri Baraka, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Hircshman and Luis Rodriguez. Sedillo is a frequent guest on numerous programs on KPFK 9.07 FM and has also been featured twice on Radio Free Atlanta 8.93 FM. An interview and excerpt of his work was featured in a story that appeared in the Los Angeles Times.
David A. Romero is a proud Pocho/Chicano spoken word artist from Diamond Bar, CA.
Romero is the host of Between the Bars Open Mic at the dba256 Gallery Wine Bar in Pomona,
CA. Romero has opened for Latin Grammy winning artists Ozomatli and Latin Grammy
nominated artists La Santa Cecilia. He has featured alongside Taalam Acey as well as with a
number of HBO Def Poets. His work has been featured numerous times on multiple programs on
KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles.