Corners of the Mouth

 

Corners of the Mouth was founded in 1984 by Karl Kempton and Kevin Patrick Sullivan. Karl came up with the name Corners of the Mouth after consulting the I CHING. Karl found the 27 th hexagram corners of the mouth which talks about the mouth as not only a place to nourish the body but a place to nourish the community the body lives in with breath/words. How perfect for a poetry reading series. Karl left after the second year and eventually Kevin changed Corners from a local's only series to a series that features some of California's best poets local or not. For over fifteen years the format has been to feature an out of town poet  with a local poet  - open reading to follow.

Corners of the Mouth is a monthly reading series of featured and open poetry readings held on the third Sunday of the month at Linnaea's Cafe since 1984. Linnaea's Cafe is located at 1110 Garden Street in San Luis Obispo, Ca. Readings start at 7:00 pm. This is a FREE event. For further information please email Kevin at kpsslopoet@charter.net or call (805) 547-1318.

 

Schedule of Events 2015 - 2016


All Events at 7:00pm
Linnaea’s Café, 1110 Garden St. San Luis Obispo, Ca.

Oct. 18th
 

Lance Lee from Santa Monica
David Kann's Beginning Poetry Writing Class
From Cal Poly, SLO


 


November 15th

32nd Annual San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival
Featured Readers

D. Jayne McPherson from Anselmo
Chryss Yost from Santa Barbara
Jasmine Marshall-Armstrong from Merced


Open Reading/Closure Party

December 20th

Memorial Reading

January 17th

Rick Lupert from Simi Valley
Linda Camplese from SLO
Samuel Duarte from Gaudalupe 


 

February 21st


Jerry Garcia from L. A.
Kevin Clark from SLO



 

March 20th

Robert Krut from Santa Monica
David Kann from SLO



 
  

April 1tth

Karl Kempton from Oceano
Marguerite Costigan SLO County Poet Laureate from SLO 
Michaeal Hannon from Los Osos




 
 




 

May 15th:

Pamela Davis from Santa Barbara
Michael McLaughlin from Orcut 




 
 

June 19th:

Mark Evans from Ventura
Beka Castillo from Santa Maria








 

July 17th::
 

Nathan Spooner from Grover Beach
Kevin Patrick Sullivan from SLO



 
 

August 21st


 




 

 September 18th
 





 

 

October 16th

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

last update October 15, 2007 9:45 a.m.

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