Sunday, April 26, 2009

Rumble in Wendell

Don't miss this reading. Just don't. No excuses. Just go. You'll love it. I promise.

Hello good peeps,

Ten reasons to attend the All Small Caps reading on Monday:

  • 1) Anselm Berrigan lives and writes in New York City, where he was raised and continues to be so. He is teaching at a few schools as a part-timer and considers teaching a noble trade though it makes him feel crazy. Some time this spring he will be officially a person who has written poetry for more than half his life. He recently put out a longish poem called Have A Good One in which the phrase Have A Good One is used slightly more than eight dozen times as a repeating title. Dana Ward had the where with all to publish and circulate this work, which tells you something about him. Berrigan has a book called Free Cell coming out later in the year from City Lights, and hopes his less-than-two-years-old daughter continues to improve his poems.
  • 2) Sean Cole's poems have appeared in such magazines as Court Green, Black Clock, Carve, Torch, Pavement Saw, Magazine Cypress and Pom Pom. He has a chapbook out on Pressed Wafer press called "Itty City," and full-length collection of postcard poems called "The December Project" that was published by Boog Literature. He's also a reporter for the public radio business show Marketplace and other programs. Now and then, he is called upon to write short autobiographical statements like this one.
  • 3) Dana Ward is the author of Goodnight Voice (House Press, 2008), the Drought (Open 24hrs, forthcoming 2009), & Roseland (Louis Wain Editions,forthcoming 2009). Recent work has appeared in Try!, the Brooklyn Rail,With+Stand, & Typesetter. He works as an advocate for adult literacy at the Over The Rhine Learning Center.
  • 4) It is the last reading of the season until September 28th.
  • 6) The return of Flaco Charles Bado to MC after a one month hiatus. He promises to do a five minute free style for his kick off of the open mic.
  • 9) We have a new sound system that will allow you to sit in the back room and still hear the readers.
Trees in their youth look younger
Than almost anything
I mean
In the spring
When they put forth green leaves and try
To look like real trees
Honest to God my heart aches when I see them trying.

Jack Spicer

We hope to see you there. Come read, listen, eat food, drink beer, and celebrate this wonderful reading series that wouldn't be possible without your continued support. Thanks very much.

Jess, Paul, Charles, Stephen

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