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Beyond Baroque

Frank T. Rios — Venice West Poet (March 22, 1936 – August 20, 2018)

By Bill Mohr Frank T. Rios, a poet who joined the Venice West poetry scene in the late 1950s and remained one of its most loyal advocates, died early this morning, at age 82, according to his friend, the poet S.A. Griffin. Rios was born in New York and grew up there; he moved to...

Poets Honored by Beyond Baroque

By Roger Linnett On July 17, a dinner at the Church in Ocean Park was the setting for the presentation of the inaugural George Drury Smith Award, named for the founder of Beyond Baroque. Smith presented the award to long-time Venice resident and distinguished poet David St. John in recognition of his prodigious body of work over the...