Monday, March 18, 2013

Ear to the Wall: Causey / Gorman / Grammer 3.26.13

Join us to celebrate the work of three local poets & the release of Carrie Causey's chapbook Ear to the Wall, released by Ampersand Books.

Carrie Causey is the author of the chapbook, Ear to the Wall, newly released from Ampersand Books. She has appeared in Plume, Ploughshares, and Sycamore Review and was named First Runner-Up for the 2011 Wabash Prize for Poetry. She is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she teaches Literature, Composition, and Humanities at Baton Rouge Community College. Currently, she is working on a full-length collection.

Taylor Gorman is an alumnus of LSU’s Creative Writing program and now works for the Baton Rouge library as a troubadour, where he drives to daycares and plays guitar for children and reads them books. He is an also award winning brewer of beer. However, he is most famously known for having written the original lyrics to John Cage’s 4’33, was Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2006, is Manti Teo’s current girlfriend, and from 1998 to 2013 was Banksy. Currently he just got accepted into the MFA program at Wichita., which is pretty exciting. Minus maybe "living in Wichita" think but he'll get over it.

Dan Grammer writes fiction about rootlessness, restlessness, and the squaring of personal debts. His poetry deals with language as a translation - an agent of constant miscommunication. Published locally in Dig Magazine, smoking glue gun, and delta, his work is forthcoming in if&when and Plain China.

This event is FREE and open to public. The reading begins at 8 PM at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's bar, 214 3rd St. in Baton Rouge, LA.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Medina/Harris/Avila River 03.12.13

 Special time: 7 PM
Poet Tony Medina has been hailed as “one of the top ten writers to watch in the new millennium,” and his dynamic energy on-and-off the page has garnered him internat
ional attention. New Orleans-based poet Kelly Harris and LSU MFA candidate, Jesus “Chuy” Avila. This event is free and open to the public.

Tony Medina is the award-winning author and editor of over seventeen books for adults and young readers, including I and I, Bob Marley and My Old Man Was Always on the Lam. His poetry, fiction and essays are featured in over forty anthologies. Professor of Creative Writing at Howard University, he is a two-time winner of the Paterson Prize. Medina’s latest books include Broke on Ice, An Onion of Wars and The President Looks Like Me.

Kelly Harris earned an MFA from Lesley University. She is a fellow of Cave Canem, the Fine Arts Work Center and is a winner of Cleveland’s Wendy L. Moore Emerging Artists Award. Her poems have appeared in: Say It Loud: Poems for James Brown, Caduceus, PMS, The Southern Women's Review, PLUCK and DrumVoices Revue. Kelly created Poems & Pink Ribbons, a breast-cancer-themed poetry workshop and is completing her poetry manuscript, Revival.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

fuck poems wet brunch reading @ awp 2013, boston

March 9th

Lir  11:30am – 2:30pm EST
903 Boylston St, Boston, Massachusetts 02115   QR code on pg. 3.
*Top Floor*
Please share this event with friends for fellowship.

No cover: there’s an international soccer match downstairs they are charging one for so tell bouncer you with reading upstairs.
cash bar and food available
listed on the site and everyTHANG

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