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Jul 072013


Chet Weise‘s wonderful poetry-and-music event Poetry Sucks! has moved from Dino’s to Third Man Records, and tonight’s program looks absolutely delectable. In addition to hearing great poetry and music, you can also view Tim Kerr‘s artwork on display in the Third Man gallery. Laura Hutson at the Nashville Scene wrote about the gallery show here.

Tim will appear at the event tonight. Also on the program: Sampson Starkweather, Lee Baines and the Glory Fires, Larry O. Dean, Paige Taggart, and Jim Kish.

Tim was scheduled to perform with Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs, but Holly had to cancel due to inclement weather. Chet Weise informs us that all is not lost:

Tim will be performing instead with Jim Kish as a banjo and fiddle duo. They’ll be posting up outside on our patio from 4pm giving hot dog and beer fans a little chewin music… Excited Tim can still play and stoked to have Jim here with him.

The gorgeous poster is by Rachel Briggs, the designer of every Poetry Sucks! poster thus far and the Circuit Benders’ Ball poster.

From the press release:

Tim Kerr was a founding member of The Big Boys, Poison 13, Bad Mutha Goose, Lord High Fixers, and Monkey Wrench; all groups who have played an important role in what is known as the US indie scene today. Not only has he been inducted into the Texas Music Hall of Fame, but Tim also earned a degree in painting and photography at the University of Texas in Austin and studied the latter with Garry Winogrand. His artwork has shown in the US and abroad in galleries such as PS1 in New York, 96 Gillespie in London, Slowboy Gallery in Germany, and Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. Tim may even join in the music making on the 7th! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1NuZvGw_20

Sampson Starkweather was born in Pittsboro, NC. He is the author of the First Four Books of Sampson Starkweather and 5 chapbooks from dangerous small presses. He is a founding editor of Birds, LLC and works for The Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY. http://www.everyday-genius.com/2012/10/sampson-starkweather.html

Paige Taggart lives in Brooklyn and is the author of 3 chapbooks. Trembling Pillow Press will publish her first full-length collection Want For Lion in late 2013/early 2014. She’s an avid jeweler (mactaggartjewelry.com) and co-founded the tumblr Poets Touching Trees. http://www.bookslut.com/features/2011_04_017492.php

Larry O. Dean was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. His most recent books include Brief Nudity (Salmon Poetry, 2013), and Basic Cable Couplets (Silkworms Ink, 2012). Also a critically-acclaimed songwriter, Dean has numerous CD releases, including Fun with a Purpose (2009) with The Injured Parties. He was a 2004 recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Award. http://salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=282&a=233

Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires’ debut album There is a Bomb in Gilead was released on Alive Records. Now, LBIII and The Glory Fires re-unite with Tim Kerr to record their next album in Nashville, TN with the legendary Jeremy Ferguson at Battle Tapes Recording Studio. Could there be a bigger bang? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk7NWoZOncE

More info on the Facebook event page

Poetry Sucks!
Sunday, July 7th, 4pm
Free show
Third Man Records
623 7th Ave S
Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Sep 262012

Poetry Sucks! #9 Carolyn Hembree Michael Carter Richard Houston Vox Arcana Tim Daisy James Falzone Fred Lonberg-Holm
Poetry Sucks! is a Nashville poetry reading series organized by Chet Weise. Chet pairs a group of poets with musicians and filmmakers for an always-engaging evening.

Thursday, September 27th, Poetry Sucks! is temporarily relocating from east side’s Dino’s Bar & Grill to west side’s The Stone Fox, the brand spankin’ new venue run by siblings Elise and William Tyler. Yes, that William Tyler.

Theatre Intangible readers may be particularly excited about this installment’s musical guest: Vox Arcana, a new musical trio from Chicago featuring percussionist Tim Daisy, clarinet player James Falzone, and cellist/electronicist Fred Lonberg-Holm.

Tim is a seriously bad-ass improvised music percussionist who has worked with the likes of Ken Vandermark, Joe McPhee, Fred Anderson, John Tchicai, Dave Rempis, Steve Swell, and Jeb Bishop. It’s a can’t miss show!

On top of that, you get all this:

Poetry: Carolyn Hembree’s poems have appeared in Colorado Review, DIAGRAM, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, jubilat, and Witness, among other journals and anthologies. Kore Press published her debut collection, Skinny, in 2012. Her poetry has received three Pushcart Prize nominations, a PEN Writers Grant, a Southern Arts Federation Grant, and a Louisiana Division of the Arts Fellowship Award in Literature. Before completing her MFA, she found employment as a cashier, housecleaner, cosmetics consultant, telecommunicator, actor, receptionist, paralegal, coder, and freelance writer. Carolyn grew up in Tennessee and Alabama. She teaches at the University of New Orleans. http://www.carolynhembree.com/

Poetry: Richard Houston is a Na$hville author. If you missed him read at Pujol Sucks! Part II Eclectic Boogaloo, here’s your chance to make amends.

Film: Michael Carter is a Nashville based director and editor whose work includes films that have premiered at Cannes, Sundance, HotDocs, Sarasota and South by Southwest film festivals. His feature-length directorial debut, “3 Minutes From Opryland,” documented Middle Tennessee’s amateur wrestling subculture, providing an exciting meditation on this sub-cultural phenomenon. He then followed with “A Difficult Days Afternoon,” which documented cult-musician Dave Cloud during his 2006 European tour, and premiered at the 2008 Bergen Fest. In addition to directing, Carter is an accomplished editor, with credits including Nomadic Independence’s “When the Worlds On Fire,” “A Rubberband is an Unlikely Instrument” and “The Colonel’s Bride.” Currently, Michael Carter is in production with his narrative directorial debut, “Million Dollar Bash.”

More info on the Facebook event page.

The above poster (and all Poetry Sucks! posters) was designed by Rachel Briggs, the insanely-talented artist who has designed art for Caitlin Rose, Old Crow Medicine Show, and American Songwriter Magazine. She also designed the 2012 Circuit Benders’ Ball poster. Check out more of her work on her artist page.

Poetry Sucks! A night of poetry, music, and all sorts of bad language (West Side Story)
Thursday,  September 27 * 8PM, free admission
The Stone Fox
712 51st Avenue N.
Nashville, TN 37209