James Cushing

Group Reading with Cahuenga Press, Red Hen Press, and FlowerSong Press, Saturday, May 6, 12:30pm-1:45pm, Mt. View Mausoleum

James Cushing retired in 2020 after thirty-five years teaching literature and creative writing in San Luis Obispo, CA, where he served as the community’s poet laureate in 2008-2010. Cushing’s poems have appeared widely and his collections include The Length of an Afternoon, Undercurrent Blues, Pinocchio’s Revolution, The Magicians’ Union, Solace, and Tangled Hologram, all from Cahuenga Press in Los Angeles. He lives in Hollywood with poet-painter Celeste Goyer, with whom he frequently collaborates; his daughter is the New York based poet Iris Cushing. His website is www.jamescushingpoetry.com and includes poems and visual art. http://www.cahuengapress.com/.

Books That Make a Difference: William Blake, Collected Poems; John Keats, Collected Poems; W. H. Auden, Collected Poems; Hart Crane, Collected Poems; John Ashbery, Collected Poems 1956-1987; I could go on for pages & pages.