Archives for: December 2009

Spontaneous Bar Poetry

12/30/09 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Poetry
After I explained Haiku while slurping Ballantine at the Prosperity Social Club, man about town, John Corral, quickly jotted this three line gem on a cocktail napkin. You never can tell where or when you run into talent, lubricated by alcohol or not.… more »

I Can't Get Enuff of the Lit on Thursdays

12/16/09 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Announcements [A], About me
It just doesn't seem natural unless I'm at the Literary Cafe on a Thursday night. This time I'm guest bartending from 8:30 to around 10:00 or whenever Linda and Andy get back from whatever they're doing. Joining me will be Neve Black, erotic writer ex… more »

Show Up Poets!

12/15/09 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Poetry, About me
If there is anything I can't stand is no-shows for events that I sweat my ass off organizing. I don't mean attendees, but features, the stars of the party the show. I used to get disappointed, then miffed, then got angry, then went fucking bonkers (See… more »

Bye Bye

12/08/09 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Poetry, Literary Cafe
It’s hard to imagine that after four years of throwing poets together to get their versigroove on every month, every second Thursday, that Nick and I are throwing in the towel (albeit not a very clean towel). Yes, Friends, the institution of the Poetry… more »

Barking Spider Hotel (poem)

12/03/09 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Poetry, About me
Somehow Charlotte Mann got it into her Arkansas mind that I might make a good host for a promotional poetry reading for her book, Hotel Poem: Poets of Cleveland. Suzanne of Mac's Backs the sponsor of the event) should have stopped her. Anyway, I must o… more »

Got Examined

12/01/09 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Poetry, About me, Literary Cafe
TM Gottl (where the hell is that umlaut key?) just posted a great article in The Examiner about the Literary Cafe poetry night and upcoming finale. Click thru and come to what will probably be a memorable night. more »