Sunday May 6th, 4 - 6 pm
Bend An Ear Begins
This month at art6 gallery, Shann Palmer presents a variety of authors reading their
original work in conjunction with sculptor Paul DiPasquale's
exhibition including light refreshments, doors open for exhibition at 12
PM, readings are from 4-6 PM.
History: The Shockoe Poets participate in the longest-running open
mike in Richmond. For more than ten years, every second and
fourth Sunday a core of poets has gathered at Shockoe Espresso Roastery in Shockoe Slip to celebrate the art of performance
poetry with veterans and 'poetry virgins' taking part in the
proceedings. In addition to publishing an anthology chapbook
containing work by various poets, small groups have traveled to
other venues in the city such as Cafe Gutenberg, Carytown Books,
Richmond Slam, and now art 6 for the 'Bend An Ear' series.
In the first of three poetry and literature readings:
Tom Sanchez Prunier, co-founder of Slam Richmond and poetry activist. He
took the Slam Team to Austin in 2006, the first team ever
to compete from the Richmond area. He has a chapbook "Die,
Photo by Alan Entin
is a poet from Goochland VA and has a book "Behind the Cane". It
is a high quality book of poetry which not only promotes
understanding but also raises money for the Muscular Dystrophy
Assoc. The book will be available at the reading.
photo by a guest
is a member of art6 and well-known local celebrity poet and
saxophone player. He has dozens of chapbooks including the
popular "Lightheaded Gig Trilogy".
He edits Shockoe Reader Poetry Zine and publishes the Shockoe
Poets via poems, pics, and mp3's online.
recently performed her second one-woman show at art6 and has
chapbooks, CD's and other work available. Her new book of April
poetry month poems will be available.
Sunday May 13th
In the second of three poetry and literature readings:
Timothy Ball and Montana Sullivan are Richmond Natives representing
a philosophy called "Ministry Eleven" whose mission statement
is: "In a world of harlotry, we are privacy.
"The Poet's advocate is the literary art
Patsy Ann Bickerstaff, President of the Virginia Poetry Society and
distinguished member of VPS, is a published poet who writes in
traditional and anecdotal styles with a Virginia vernacular that
is entertaining and inspiring.
Sunday May 20th
In the final of three poetry and literature readings:
J. T. Brown discusses and reads from his book
Journey to Cherchen
and Other Tales. (shir-shen) He has
chosen a shamanistic path in his writing and paints a
transcendent picture of a world hidden from the ordinary.