Woodstock Open Mic Poetry Night hosted by Shiv Mirabito at the Mothership Gallery featuring JOHN BURROUGHS (& it’s his birthday!) and & JEANETTE POWERS
Everyone is welcome to perform for 5 minutes.
Admission by donation – donations go to the featured poets.
John Burroughs of Cleveland is the 2019-2021 Beat Poet Laureate for the state of Ohio. He is a dynamic performer who has wowed audiences from Oakland to New York City and myriad points in between. His more than a dozen books include Rattle and Numb: Selected Poems, 1992-2019 (2019, Venetian Spider Press) and Loss and Foundering (2018, NightBallet Press). He hosts the monthly Poetry+ reading series at Art on Madison in Lakewood, Ohio, and has served since 2008 as the founding editor for Crisis Chronicles Press, publishing over one hundred books by esteemed writers from around the world. Find him on Facebook, Twitter (@jesuscrisis) or at www.crisischronicles.com.
Jeanette Powers is a writer-artist, working-class anarchist, and listener of rivers and bats. They mess around, mostly, and are known to skygaze day and night. Powers is a founding editor of Stubborn Mule Press and an organizer for FountainVerse: KC Small Press Poetry Fest. They are the singular subversive voice of Spartan Press’ developmental editing and also the singular member of their pretend band “Little Bunny Fu Fu”. What else? Their gender identity is currently holy person and their dog, Ollymas, died this year which still hurts brutally. JP will be attending a month long residency in Iceland in January of 2020. Find more at @dada_ahha and jeanettepowers.com
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