Archive for December, 2008

You never know what’s going to be cooked up …

December 18, 2008

with Juan Felipe Herrera at the helm!

Poem Sightings & Other Work:-)

December 16, 2008

Dear friendlies!

You can find my poem “With” in the current issue of Iron Horse Literary Review ( & my poem “Thousand Year Egg” is in the current issue of Water~Stone Review (

You can also hear an audio podcast of an interview I did with the fabulous Juan Felipe Herrera and Ruth Nolan up here:

On the air with A. K. Toney on The Reading Is Poetry Review

December 16, 2008

Monday Dec 15

8 00pm pacific

10 00pm central

11 00pm eastern

The Reading Is Poetry Review

Hosted by A.K. Toney

as he talks to CHING-IN CHEN

Her first collection of poems, The Heart’s Traffic, will be published by Arktoi Books in early 2009. The Heart’s Traffic is a series of connected poems about the adventures of Xiaomei, a girl who slowly discovers her own gifts through her ability to shape stories.

The World Wide Word Radio Network

Poetry at the Ruskin Presents Ching-In Chen and Eloise Klein Healy

December 12, 2008

December 14th, 2 p.m.

Please join them for readings by Ching-In Chen and Eloise Klein Healy, followed by a reception with complimentary refreshments. The Ruskin Art Club, founded in 1888, is Los Angeles’ oldest cultural association. Its 1922 clubhouse was declared a Los Angeles Historical Monument in 1997.

Ching-In Chen is the author of The Heart’s Traffic (Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press, 2009). Past occupations include karaoke singer, flautist, 1st grade literacy teacher, community organizer, construction job counselor, and a severely lost person in the Rocky Mountains. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Water~Stone Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal, OCHO and Yellow as Turmeric, Fragrant as Cloves. A Kundiman Fellow, Ching-In is currently an MFA candidate at UC Riverside.

Eloise Klein Healy is the author of six books of poetry, most recently, The Islands Project: Poems for Sappho (Red Hen Press, 2007). Healy has been awarded artist residencies at The MacDowell Colony and Dorland Mountain Colony. She directed the Women’s Studies Program at CSU Northridge and was founding chair of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles. Her imprint with Red Hen Press, Arktoi Books, specializes in publishing the work of lesbian authors.

This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation. The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts partially support Red Hen Press.

The Ruskin Art Club
800 S. Plymouth Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
310.669.2369 or 818.831.0649
Admission: General $10
Students & Seniors $5
Seating is limited and on a first come basis