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 2017 - 2018


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

Oct. 21st
 

Jan Wesley
Paula C Lowe


November 18th
35th ANNUAL SAN LUIS OBISPO POETRY FESTIVAL


 

Featured Readers
Ben Lawless
Michael & Tom McLaughlin

New SLO County Poet Laureate

OPEN READING

December 17th

Favorite Poem
Read your favorite poem by
Another poet living or dead
No Epics

January 20st

Sarah Grieve
http://sarahgrieve.com
Kevin Clark
http://kevinclarkpoetry.com/


 

February 17th

Florence Weinberger
http://www.moondaypoetry.com/florenceweinberger.html

Celeste Goyer
http://www.celestegoyer.com




 

March 18th
 

 

Daniel Thomas 
https://danielthomas132952716.wordpress.com/2018/11/27/deep-pockets-my-first-book/
David Kann
http://english.calpoly.edu/faculty/kann






 
  

April 21st

CLOSED




 
 




 

May 19th:
 

Perie Longo
http://www.perielongo.com/biography.html

David Kann's Beginning Poetry
Writing Class ( Cal Poly)
http://english.calpoly.edu/faculty/kann






 
 

June 16th:

Francesca Bell
http://francescabellpoet.com

James Cushing
http://english.calpoly.edu/faculty/cushing






 

July 21st:
 


  



 
 

August 18th


 





 

 September 15th
 

Steve Braff 
http://stevebraff.blogspot.com



 

 

October 20th 

 

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

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