Tales of an Ancient Go-Go Girl
Book Launch Party with Author
Joan Jobe Smith
Sat Jan 31st @ 3pm
Rarely does a natural poet and historian such as Joan Jobe Smith endure such ordeals and challenges and survive to tell the tale. This is a picaresque True Tale spanning the 1965 Los Angeles Watts Riots, near death at the hands of a homicidal ex-husband, the counterculture go-go swinging let-it-all-hang-out 1960s and 70s, single Motherhood and Feminism. A Tale that ends with her dancing to Doors’ guitarist Robby Krieger in 2014. A Tale told with heart and courage and humor to make all our lives richer and wiser.
Joan Jobe Smith, founding editor (since 1974) of Pearl and Bukowski Review (2000-2005), a Pushcart honoree, finalist for UK's 1999 Forward Prize, recipient of the 1994 Chiron Prize and many UK Arts Council grants, has been published internationally since 1973 in more than 1000 literary journals, anthologies, newspapers, and 22 collections of poetry and 2 cookbooks. Recently her literary profile Charles Bukowski: Epic Glottis: His Art & His Women (& me) was published by Silver Birch Press and her work appeared in UK's Morning Star, Dwang, and in 13enote's Anthology of 25 American Women Writers LADYLAND (Paris, France).