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Valentine's Day Poetry

02/06/08 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Poetry, Literary Cafe

It is the time for love at the Literary Café. Two beloved denizens with strong Tremont ties have faced difficult times in recent months and have come home to get a recharge of love and respect from the community that holds them so dear. Yes, this is what a neighborhood like Tremont is made of; we support and sow, spawn, nourish, and produce artists, writers, and souls of basic human goodness. We are the mills that produce culture, not steel. So this St. Valentine’s Day, February 14, Thursday at 9:30pm, show your love to Terry Provost and Joanie Deveney.

Terry Provost, back after a recent medical scare, is a much admired personality in Cleveland’s poetry scene. Known as the master of social commentary and revolutionary poetics, a scourge of corporate arrogance, champion of the defenseless & tongue-tied, Terry’s live reading is like a hurricane dressed in black leather and thick boots destroying the living room of your complacence with humor and sarcasm. Terry has been on the Cleveland National Slam Team three times and has published his book, Compassionate Imperialism (Deep Cleveland).

Joanie Deveney a.k.a. Joan of Art is a poet, artist and performer in Cleveland, Ohio. She is the co-owner of the True Art Gallery in Collinwood that recently made the news as the victim of a robbery. She was on the first Cleveland Slam Team and part of the reasonabilist school of art in Cleveland. She has a book of poems and pictures called My Past Lives in My Present.

So bring your sweetheart or maybe meet your sweetheart and show your love to these two wonderful poets. The Literary Café is at 1031 Literary Road in the Lovable Neighborhood of Tremont in Cleveland.

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4 comments

Comment from: kathy [Visitor] Email
kathy"Terry’s live reading is like a hurricane dressed in black leather and thick boots destroying the living room of your complacence with humor and sarcasm."

excellent description

we wish we could be there.

Peace,

K
02/07/08 @ 08:35
Comment from: milesB [Visitor] Email
milesBLet's not forget the free hugs...
02/07/08 @ 17:07
Comment from: steveg [Member] Email
stevegKathy,
I stole the quote from Mark Kuhar on the Deep Cleveland site.
02/07/08 @ 19:17
Comment from: joan of art [Visitor]
joan of arthey there everyone, I got the nervous jitters, but that will soon subside.... look forward to seeing everyone... xoxoxoxo joan of art
02/13/08 @ 10:10