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Suitcase of Chrysanthemums, Los Angeles

  • Stories Books & Cafe 1716 W Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90026 United States (map)

Celebrate the publication of our latest anthology, Suitcase of Chrysanthemumsat the wonderful Stories Books in Echo Park and meet an indie press looking for new voices. 

Featuring contributors and special guests Daniel Dissinger, Richard Loranger, Yan Sham-Shackleton, Christian Georgescu, Doug Knott, and Daniel Yaryan, plus editor Jane Ormerod.

Suitcase of Chrysanthemums is an exhilarating collection of contemporary poetry and fiction from established and emerging writers across the United States and beyond. The anthology also contains an interview with actor/director Sonja Sohn (The WireThe ChiBaltimore Rising).

Submissions for our next anthology are open October 15 2018 to January 15 2019. 


Daniel Dissinger is a member of the USC Writing Program at USC. He is a Beat studies scholar, Ph.D. from Saint John's University, and an MFA graduate of Naropa University.

Richard Loranger is a writer, performer, visual artist, and all around squeaky wheel, currently residing in Oakland, California. His recent book of flash prose, Sudden Windows (Zeitgeist Press, 2016), has been warmly received. He is also the author of Poems for TeethThe Orange Book, and nine chapbooks. Other recent work can be found in Oakland Review, Full of Crow, and the online anthology HIV Here and Nowwebsite

Yan Sham-Shackleton is from Hong Kong and currently lives in Los Angeles. She has been published in anthologies and magazines both in the United States and internationally. Her writing and theatrical works are archived in NYU’s “Riot Grrl Collection” and Reporters Without Borders nominated her previous blog “Glutter” for a free speech award. Yan is currently working on a novel.

Mystic Boxing Commissioner Daniel Yaryan Is the founder of the Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts poetry series. The late Los Angeles poet Wanda Coleman referred to Yaryan as “one of the new generation of poetry mavens.” His latest project is the Kamstra Sparchive interactive museum, honoring Beat novelist Jerry Kamstra, one of Yaryan's heroes. Other idols include the late poet William Everson and granddad Big Ray Yaryan who started the Ghost Riders Motorcycle Club of San Fernando in 1938. website