A big bright moon took to shining over Echo Park this weekend. Some say it's the biggest moon in 15 years. Some say it's just big. Either way, there it was, hanging over the lake, mooning over Elysian Park to the east and, earlier, the Golden State Freeway and the foothills north.
Can it be a coincidence that this is poetry home-delivery month at Machine Project, with the big moon and all?*
*If you haven't received the flyer, Machine Project is offering the service during the month of December.
As they said:
Friends, We love pizza, don't get us wrong, but sometimes we wish we could get other favorite things to show up at our doors on demand, too. Like our friend Joshua Beckman. Reading us a poem. Luckily Joshua is our December Artist in Residence, and in the spirit of giving this holiday season he and Machine Poet Laureate Anthony McCann are offering free door-to-door poetry deliveries at certain times throughout the month. The first installment of the Poetry Delivery Service will be this Sunday, December 7th between the hours of 1-5pm. Deliveries will be made exclusively on foot to homes or other locations within a 1 mile radius of Machine Project. If you want to order a pizza first and time it so that they arrive at the same time, then have a pizza / poetry party, even better!
Joshua will be in residence at Machine for all of December, presenting events like a lecture on pie theory, working with us on a soldering workshop, and more. More info and the number of the Poetry Phone request line.
Photo: Big Moon of Echo Park, Keep on Shining**
By Martin Cox (c), 2008
**Chicken Corner title.