DT·LAB presents an evening with poet, Dennis Cruz

When: Back to Calendar » November 6, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

DT·LAB presents an evening with poet Dennis Cruz. He’ll be joined by Rich Ferguson, Annette Cruz, Rebecca Gonzales, and Danny Baker.

Join us in celebrating the release of Cruz’s newest collection, Moth Wing Tea from Punk Hostage Press. Our friend Mike “the Poet” Sonksen wrote about Cruz in his column for KCET: “One of underground Los Angeles’ most popular poets over the last generation is Dennis Cruz. His new book on Punk Hostage Press debuts next week at the Downtown Lab, in the Last Bookstore. ‘Moth Wing Tea’ is over 150 poems, and almost 300 pages of Cruz’s selected poems from the last 25 years. His blend of humor, irony, and deep pathos translates equally well on the page and at his live readings. There’s a boldness and vulnerability in his work that breaks the wall down between the writer and the reader. Urgency and direct messages emerge from his short lines.”

Here is one of his poems…

Carpe Diem
Just remember,
The day is
What you make it.
The spirit,
is how.
and,
as with anything,
love it,
regardless.

Join DT·LAB at the Last Bookstore for an evening of poetry spanning the length of Cruz’s remarkable career.