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Daniel Romo, author of the recent Silver Birch Press poetry release ROMANCING GRAVITY, will read from his work as featured artist at an event hosted by Feral Fusion — a weekly series of spoken word performances.

WHEN: Thursday, June 20, 2013, starting at 8 p.m.

WHERE: Moby’s Cafe

ADDRESS: 5668 Cahuenga Blvd., North Hollywood, CA, 91601

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Daniel Romo is the author of When Kerosene’s Involved (Black Coffee Press, 2013). His poetry and photography can be found in the Los Angeles Review, Gargoyle, MiPOesias, Yemassee, Hobart, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte and teaches creative writing. He lives in Long Beach, California. More of his writing can be found at danielromo.net. Find ROMANCING GRAVITY at Amazon.com.

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ABOUT ROMANCING GRAVITY: The poems in ROMANCING GRAVITY navigate through worlds (and words) nestled in nostalgia, rooted in the uncanny, and prime with pain. Striking language and rich images frame gangbangers, classrooms, and family, while trying to carry the burdens that come with being alive. These are poems of baseball and breathing, of heaven and healing. The speakers of the poems wander from one world and into the next, looking down to find their footing, and looking up for proof that they exist.

“Daniel Romo’s ROMANCING GRAVITY is a terrific collection—at once edgy, comical, and big-hearted. I was immediately drawn to his streetwise grit, his luminous vision of urban America. These are poems that swagger, that ‘boom boom sound’ and leave your ears ringing.” David Hernandez, author of Hoodwinked