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Fertile Ground: An Interview With Mandy Kahn

Mandy Kahn Los Angeles Poetry 1

In her new book of poems—Math, Heaven, TimeMandy Kahn attempts to provide solutions to all of our problems. A poem called “How to Solve” answers many day-to-day, Angeleno quandaries. “Put tulips in the middle of the problem,” it starts. “Don’t clean if you can’t. Don’t eat / if you cannot bear the smell. Put tulips / on the table, beside the mail / and papers and coupons and trash.”

The poem continues on for a stanza, spreading itself across a little page. A poem called “Very Long Haiku” watches from across the gutter. There is also a poem called “Why There Are Dishes Growing Scales In My Wet Kitchen Sink” and one called “To the Couples Who Argue on Reality TV.” Likely the shortest poem is “No Bones,” a serious little analogy representative of her ability to fade into surroundings. It alludes to a self-aware shyness, a theme echoed in many of her poems, reiterating a keen observational outlook she has. Mandy’s poems are very much Mandy: understated, full of incredible wit, and lovely to encounter.

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The Recap: What’s Happening In Los Angeles This Weekend, 10.3 – 10.5

THE RECAP

We’ve been a bit busy to keep you posted about everything…but we have things for you this weekend. CHECK THE RECAP!!

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The Recap: What’s Happening In Los Angeles This Weekend, 9.26 – 9.28

The Recap: What's Happening In Los Angeles This Weekend, 9.26 - 9.28

Long week? It was only five days! Long weekend? It’s only two days! CHECK THE RECAP!!

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TICKETS 2 C TR/ST

Trust Los Angeles The Fonda

You guys! *Big* news for you (at least we think so): synthgoth act TR/ST is on tour now and is headed to Los Angeles for a show at The Fonda on September 27. If you aren’t familiar with the act, it is the moniker for Toronto musician Robert Alfons who makes a fantastic blend of dark pop and light electronic. He’s a super rad dude and, thanks to our Goldenvoice pals, we have a pair of tickets for you to see him next Saturday.

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Ghana Must Go Fiber CAFAM Los Angeles

CAFAM is hosting a two day event called Ghana Must Go on November 1 and November 2. There will be a trunk show, West African inspired works, performances, and more.

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Fit, Form, Function Compton

Fit, Form, Function is a new (and first) Compton based arts journal. They’re hoping to explore a few things, their first issue specifically speaking to “objects we do not touch.” If you want to get involved, send in submissions by November 15.

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House Of Modern Horrors Alex Miller Los Angeles Halloween 2014

In case you need more frights this weekend, Alex Miller is bringing an immersive exhibition called the House Of Modern Horrors. It’s a cringeworthy event showcasing “nightmares that haunt our reality.” EEeEeEeeeEE. There will also be some comedians, too.

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