February 22nd, 2017: Danielle Mitchell, Nancy Lynee Woo, Denise Weuve & HanaLena Fennel

nevertheless she persistedJoin us for an evening of resistance with four amazing poets.  Bring your own poems, raise your voice and speak your own truth.

Danielle Mitchell is the author of Makes the Daughter-in-Law Cry (Tebot Bach 2017), selected by Gail Wronsky for the 2015 Clockwise Chapbook Prize. She is the recipient of the 2015 Editor’s Prize from Mary and the 2014 Editor’s Choice Award from The Mas Tequila Review. Her work has appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Eleven Eleven, New Orleans Review, Harpur Palate, Nailed and others. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Redlands. Danielle is a member of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and the founding director of The Poetry Lab in Long Beach, California.

Nancy Lynée Woo is an incorrigible optimist, a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow, the founding editor of Lucid Moose Lit, a social justice-focused press, and a Pushcart Prize- and Meridian-nominated poet. She recently released her second poetry chapbook, called Bearing the Juice of It All (Finishing Line Press, 2016). Her first chapbook, Rampant, was published in 2014 with Sadie Girl Press. At the same time, she had great fun recording a poetry-music CD called “Face the Blaze” with Blacksheep Music Productions. She holds a degree in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz, and lives in Long Beach, California, where she works as a freelance writer and editor.

Denise R. Weuve is a 2013 Pushcart Prize Nominee who lives in Southern California. Her poetry can be seen in the following magazines and online journals; Ambrosia, Bop Dead City, Cadence Collective: Long Beach Poets, Carnival Literary Magazine, Circumference, Curio Poetry, Durable Goods, Emerge Literary Journal, Eunoia Review, Genre, Gutter Eloquence, Long Beach Union, Lummox Press, Manic Magazine, Napalm and Novocain, Pearl, Poppy Road Review, Pyrokinection, Red River Review, RipRap, San Pedro River Review, Sheila-Na-Gig, South coast Poetry Journal, The Camel Saloon, The Seeding, along with various anthologies. Her first collection of poetry, The Truck Driver’s Daughter is forthcoming this October (2014) from ELJ Publications. When she is not hibernating in the house with a rather malicious trickster muse, she teaches at Creative Writing & English at Cerritos High School. Is the Founder/Editor of Wherewithal, a purely poetry magazine, and in her spare time she conducts interviews for Cadence Collective: Long Beach Poets and is a poetry editor for Cease, Cows. She can be contacted at DeniseRWeuve.com

Hanalena was born on a goat farm to a Jewish hippie; After that, things got weird. She believes in the power of true geekery, loving scifi, fantasy, horror, comics and gaming without irony. Show me your geekery and I’ll show you mine.