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

SPLAB founder Paul Nelson wrote Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, German, 2008) as well as a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010). In 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others. Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, recent publications on and off-line include: Hambone, Pageboy, Menacing Hedge, Fieralingue, Rain Taxi, Solitary Plover, the Soul of the Earth anthology, Along the Rim: The Best of the Pacific Rim Review (Vol 2), Inactual, Raft magazine and Golden Handcuffs Review. He lives in Seattle, won the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from the Capilano Review and writes at least one American Sentence every day.
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