Five months after being named L.A.’s first Poet Laureate, Eloise suffered a brain injury which resulted in Wernicke's aphasia, a condition which impairs word-retrieval and communication. ‘Another Phase’ began life as a focusing exercise and soon transformed into a creative collection comprised of playful yet serious five-line poems.
Drop into the Grateful circus for one night in the early nineties and join a legion of Deadheads from multiple viewpoints as they reveal the challenges, complications and charms of following the band described by legendary rock promoter Bill Graham as “the only ones who do what they do”.
From rocks and rubbish on the baseball fields of Havana to the Fall Classic at Fenway Park in 1975, and winning more games than any other Cuban-born player in major league history. “El Tiante” tells his improbable and incredible tale of life on the mound.
In the small-town South, Julia and her childhood friend Laura know the church as well as they know each other’s bodies. Koet’s memoir-in-essays is a coming out chronicle exploring the liminal spaces between friendship and desire.