Visiting Poet from New Orleans the Living Room Guest, 9.20.11

David Rowe

Join facilitator Anthony Warnke as he welcomes Verna Press poet David Rowe to the Living Room. David will talk about his work and read some poems and then there will be time for you to debut something new and get intelligent feedback. 7P Tuesday, September 20 @ SPLAB. Bring $5 for the hat, but don’t stay away if cash is tight.

A native of Worcester, Mass., David Rowe was educated at Swarthmore. His poems have appeared in the Cortland Review, the North American Review, Big Bridge, Dorado, Solid Quarter, Exquisite Corpse, YAWP, & in the anthology, the Maple Leaf Rag. A poet equally of the stage & the page, David has read his poetry on the Moe Green Poetry Show & WWOZ, & at countless venues both in the States & abroad.

Locally, David has been for many years a stalwart presence at the Maple Leaf & Goldmine readings, helped represent New Orleans when Wave Books’ Poetry Bus Tour (2006) & S.A. Griffin’s Poetry Bomb Tour (2010) hit town, served as poet-in-residence at Peter Anderson’s Beauty Shop, & currently teaches poetry writing at the Covenant House, a shelter for homeless youths. His full-length collection, Unsolicited Poems, is available at http://www.vernapress.com.

About Splabman

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson: Founded: SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival Wrote: American Sentences (2015), A Time Before Slaughter (2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). His 2015 interview with José Kozer was published in 2016 (Ranchos Press) as Tiovivo Tres Amigos. Interviewed: Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Diane di Prima, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman, among others and is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia, including the festival, a MOOC (Innovative Cascadia Poetry), interviews with Cascadia poets indigenous elders and activists, and the anthology Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia. Paul is co-editor of that anthology as well as 56 Days of August the poetry postcard anthology and writes an American Sentence daily. *MOOC = Massive Open Online Course
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