Brendan Constantine hosts...

 Doug Manuel, Lynne Thompson, and Heather June Gibbons

Chevalier's Books and poet Brendan Constantine present another night of poetry and wonder. Heather June Gibbons, author of 'Her Mouth as Souvenir' (Winner Agha Shahid Ali Prize - University of Utah 2017) will be traveling through southern California as part of her ingoing tour. Joining her in Los Angeles will be Doug Manuel, author of 'Testify' (Red Hen Press 2017) and Lynne Thompson, author 'Start With a Small Guitar' (What Books 2013) and 'Beg No Pardon' (Perugia 2017)

This is going to be an incredible night and the perfect way to start the new year. Reception and signing to follow. JOIN US!

Heather June Gibbons is the author of the poetry collection Her Mouth as Souvenir, winner of the 2017 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize from the University of Utah Press, as well as two chapbooks, Sore Songs and Flyover. Her poems have appeared widely in literary journals, including Blackbird, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, jubilat, New American Writing, and West Branch. She teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University, The Writing Salon, and as a Teaching Artist for Performing Arts Workshop, a youth arts education non-profit.

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Douglas Manuel was born in Anderson, Indiana. He received a BA in Creative Writing from Arizona State University and a MFA from Butler University where he was the Managing Editor of Booth a Journal. He is currently a Middleton and Dornsife Fellow at the University of Southern California where he is pursuing a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing. He has served as the Poetry Editor for Gold Line Press as well as one of the Managing Editors of Ricochet Editions. www.douglasmanuelpoetry.com

Lynne Thompson won the 2018 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize for her forthcoming manuscript, Fretwork. A multiple Pushcart Prize nominee and recipient of a City of Los Angeles Fellowship, Thompson is Reviews & Essays Editor for the literary journal, Spillway. Her recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in the literary journals North American Review, New England Review, Barrow Street, and Ecotone, as well as the anthologies Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles & Beyond, Coiled Serpent, and Jane Cooper: A Radiance of Attention (the latter forthcoming in 2019).

Hosting it all will be the one and only Brendan Constantine - whose work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, FIELD, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly, and Ninth Letter, among other journals. His most recent collection is ‘Dementia, My Darling. He currently teaches poetry at the Windward School and regularly offers classes to hospitals, foster homes, veterans, and the elderly.

Here's the thing...

If you're getting a book signed at Chevalier's, please purchase it at Chevalier's.

Our events are free, and we welcome anyone and everyone to enjoy a night of riveting intellectual discussion. We are, however, a small independent bookstore, and we rely on event revenues to continue hosting them. So, if you're going to get a book signed,please purchase that book here. This way, we can keep the spectacular nights coming.