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Have No Fear, Poetry is Here

09/09/07 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Announcements [A]

Many thanks to Dr. Traenkner for doing a banner for our upcoming, incoming, forthcoming poetry nite at the Literary Cafe, THE place to see, hear, and create wild worthy word wanderings. We both have had our heads in the salads of making lettuce to survive our materialistic society, giving the Man his due. Myself shuffling to Buffalo this past week and Nick off to the Northwest rains of Oregon this week.

But we have our priorities right. We have NO FEAR, cuz we have poetry and we work to bring it to you with the Literary Cafe 2nd Thursday Extravaganzas. We do it no matter what the obstacle, for YOU loyal and fairweather patrons of our not quite humble venue.

This month we have the FEARless JE Stanley, who learned to overcome fear as a CPA, CMA and on again/off again guitarist in the grayscale suburban wilderness of Northeastern Ohio. A member of The Deep Cleveland Tribe of Poetry as well as the Cleveland Speculators, he is the author of the book, Dark Intervals (vanZeno Press), the chapbook Dissonance (deep cleveland press) and the short collection, Ink (Gypsy Lips Press). A a frequent contributor to both the deep cleveland junkmail oracle and Sein und Werden, his work has also appeared or is forthcoming in 103: The Journal of the Image Warehouse, Amaze, Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, ChiZine, The Ghazal Page, MoonLit, Prism Quarterly, Star*Line, Stray Dog, Three-Chord Poems: The Poetry of Rock & Roll and numerous other publications.

Also facing down the spectre of appearing is Anna Marie Jones. I first heard her at a fundraiser for MeetTheBloggers and she made a helluva impression. Anna is a CSU graduate student, a spiritual life coach, and the founder of Up The Steps. A native of Cleveland she has been writing since the age of 10. Social and political issues fuel her poetry as well as concepts of spirituality and philosophy. She describes her poetry as therapeutic, hostile, reverent and real.

The evening has all the makings of a great evening of courage, heroism, and most of all NO FEAR. So don't be afraid to show at 9:30pm. The Literary Cafe is at 1031 Literary Road in the historical Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. (Anna Marie's picture by Adam Harvey)

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