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Padpen-Penpad Poetry at the Lit Tomorrow

05/09/06 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Poetry

It's amazing what a little convincing talk can do while the clients are sucking down beer, scotch, and whatever is in that pipe out back. Anyway, somehow Nick Traenkner saw what a great idea it was to have another Poetry Nite at the Lit and Andy agreed. I should be this good with coffee.

Anyway, inspired by the great reaction to last month's introduction, we are making permanent (at least as permanent as can be in this samsaric world), the Padpen-Penpad Spontaneous Poetry gimmick.

We hand out pens and pads and have the audience write from the inspiration listening to the features (and the others that may want to do some prepared stuff). Then by the end of the evening with the energy jazzed up, people abit buzzed, and inhibitions abit lowered, people read what they wrote. It is nutty good and electric. Lots of brand spanking new good verse to and by an appreciative crowd is expected.

So tomorrow, Thurday, May 11 at 9:00pm, our feature poets are Eris Dyson (I typo'd her name and now it is all over the net wrong. Sorry Eris), a young and talented performance poet, a City Year alum, and selected to read at this year’s Hessler Competitive Reading at Mac's Backs Bookstore tonight. Since she is full of remorse for missing us last month, perhaps we can get her to do a reprise of her qualifying poem.

eris dyson ray mcniece

Also featured is the ever effervescent Ray McNiece, fresh from his return from Asia and probably filled with new material and fervor.

With line up like this, who wouldn't want to put their thoughts to paper in the padpen-penpad spontaneous poesy fun. Come and listen, come and read, come and write, just come. (Take that anyway you want.) The Literary Cafe is at 1031 Literary Rd. in Cleveland's historic Tremont district.

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6 comments

Comment from: Daniella [Visitor]
DaniellaSteve,

I have wanted to attend for months the Lit's poetry night. Thanks for the reminder. Do I have to wear black and smoke Gitanes?
05/10/06 @ 07:14
Comment from: Brian [Visitor]
BrianEris is great!
05/10/06 @ 09:37
Comment from: Eris Zion Venia Dyson [Visitor]
Eris Zion Venia Dysonhow'd you typo my name? can't wait till tomorrow..i feel so honored to have a second chance to speak at the Lit Cafe.

Peace Out...

Eris
05/10/06 @ 22:53
Comment from: steveg [Member] Email
stevegOn the initial announcement to the host at the Lit, my co-organizer, and the cleveland poetics listserv all had your name as "Aris" not Eris. Doh!
05/11/06 @ 08:47
Comment from: nick traenkner [Visitor]
nick traenkneri want my poem! ever since i gave you my poem all i ever think about is my poem! i think i still spell eris' name wrong. apologies. where's my poem?
05/16/06 @ 19:06
Comment from: Robert Bohm [Visitor]
Robert BohmIt's a funny way of timespending - spending time)
05/23/06 @ 16:27