LA poet Arminé Iknadossian curates our selections — always the best of what’s new. We read and discuss, going as deep as we can in one sitting.
Ada Limón’s latest collection, The Carrying is our selection this month. This is intimate material (“What if, instead of carrying / a child, I am supposed to carry grief?”), but also large-scale: the persistence of nature, the brutality of our America.
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Arminé Iknadossian is the author of the chapbook United States of Love & Other Poems (2016) and the full-length collection The Hallow Women forthcoming from Main Street Rag Press (Spring 2018). Arminé’s poetry has most recently been published in Lullaby of Teeth: An Anthology of Southern California Poetry, Margie, Pearl, Rhino, Split This Rock, Alabama Literary Review, The Nervous Breakdown, Angels Flight Literary West and Entropy. Her music journalism appears in Modern Drummer, TOM TOM Magazine, BRMC Official and Rekwired. Arminé has an MFA in Poetry from Antioch and has worked as a teacher, as assistant editor to Arianna Huffington, Robert Scheer and Molly Ivins, and most recently as bookstore manager of Beyond Baroque, a beloved, Los Angeles literary institution. From 2013-2015 Arminé served as Writing Consultant for The Los Angeles Writing Project through CSULA. In the Spring of 2017, she was chosen as a Writer in the Schools for Red Hen Press. Arminé is honored to be the new associate poetry editor of Angels Flight Literary West. Find out more at armineiknadossian.com