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Reading at Visible Voice Books Set

09/29/10 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Poetry, About me, WITB Press


It is all scheduled. I will be reading from my chapbook, Tremont Crawl, at Visible Voice Books On Tuesday October 19 at 7:00pm. I'll include a few other more recent poems and we will have an open mic afterward. In case you didn't know, Tremont Crawl is my first chapbook inspired by the places and people of the historical neighborhood of Tremont in Cleveland. These poems are about those people and the spots where they gather. The Poems convey the sense, atmosphere, and nobility of an endangered mid-city neighborhood. What better place to launch this book but right in the neighborhood that aroused it.

Even though I am a neuvo-tremonter of a mere six years, I have developed a love of the grit as well as the beauty that is infused in Tremont. You know I have been published in a number of small press issues and has read in venues across Ohio and the US.

But what you don't know is that I'll have as a guest reader, my old partner in poetic crime, Nick Traenkner. We have not read together since Lix and Kix back in February 2009. We're the duo that is the brain/brawn trust behind the crazily successful Literary Cafe Poetry Night for four years. Nick was one of the early contributors to the nascent hyperlink, on-line literature movement and has been active in the performing arts, music, and art scenes. Nick is the author of the chapbook, Accidental Thrust (2007 Little Scratch Pad).

Here are a few comments on the chapbook:

"It's a fine read, for sure."---Miles Budimir, Poet, Author of Rustbelt Romance and Missing Albertly

“Good stuff!” ---Russell Vidrick, Poet, Author of Love Poems of the New Order

“you did the neighborhood. i learned more than i knew before. congratulations.” ---Steven B. Smith, Poet, Artist,Publisher Art Crimes Magazine

“Tremont Crawl is like an archive...it’s straightforward no-frills good.” ---Bree Bodnar, Poet, Book Artist, Publisher Green Panda Press

Don't miss the fun that happens when we share the stage. Remember, Tuesday October 10 7:00pm at Visible Voice Books. VVB is located at 1023 Kenilworth Road in the fairly refined neighborhood of Tremont in Cleveland.

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