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Friday night Beyond Baroque does what it does best — host and present a roster of diverse and important voices from the world of poetry. And they do mean the world, as Tanya Ko Hong hosts the East Meets West Night of Poetic Language Festival, a co-presentation with Antioch University’s literary MFA program that welcomes renowned Korean poets Do Hyun Ahn and Dukkyu Park to the BB stage.

They will be joined by L.A. writers F. Douglas Brown, Don Kingfisher Campbell, Tresha Faye Haefner, Tanya Ko Hong, Armine Iknadossian, Jun C Kim, Hack Hee Kang, Cassandra Lane, Sehba Sarwar, Mike Sonksen and Linda Ravenswood in a special night of intercontinental arts that proves poetry is truly a universal language. In addition to the readings and book signings, a reception takes place in the patio garden from 6:45-7:45, before the main event.

Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice; Fri., Aug. 9, 8-10 p.m.; $10, free for members. beyondbaroque.org.