photo by Shaunti Yanik ? '04
| Stosh Machek is from Chicago, where, he is fond of saying, "Poetry gets written like car crashes, and then read like houses on fire." Before moving to L.A. three years ago, Stosh would read his poetry to enthusiastic and/or drunken audiences at venues around Chicago three to four times a week. He was a regular reader at Weeds, Floetry at the Subterranean, and The Green Mill. He also ran a couple of his own poetry venues: Wednesday Nites at Cafe Bolero and The Poetry Thugs. Recently, Stosh has been hosting The Brand Booksop Poetry & Stories Reading, a showcase venue at the Brand Bookshop in Glendale, CA.
He claims that his father was a cinder block, his mother was a ragged Freudian impulse, and that his grandmother was a stewardess on the Luftwaffe.