“My chariot is a silver blue Cadillac, with/a horn like a fleet choir that scalds/ears even before it’s blown,” Peggy Dobreer announced to the world in her poem “Traveling by My True Name,” from her 2018 collection, Drop and Dazzle (Moon Tide Press). A former dancer, the local poet and teacher has a gift for richly detailed imagery, whether she’s marveling over a fountain (“blue drops breach like cobalt fire in flight”) in “Psyche Before Sleep” or letting loose “a low cosmic moan … into a blinding map of sky” in “Cartography of Light.” Dobreer unveils her words as part of Roar Shack’s “We Were Here” group reading with Brendan Constantine, Tara Taylor Donlan, Josh Corwin, Ashlee Morales, Briana Munoz and host David Rocklin.
826LA & the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, 1714 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park; Sun., Feb. 9, 4 p.m.; free. (213) 413-3388, facebook.com/events/190619052060973.
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