Season 2 RING RING POEM 2, Allen Way, Inver Grove Heights, MN; Sept 19-25

Kathleen Jesme is the author of Albedo, Ahsahta Press, 2014. Meridian: Tupelo Press, Winner of the Snowbound Chapbook Prize, 2012. The Plum-Stone Game: Ahsahta Press, 2009. Motherhouse: Pleiades Press, 2005. Winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize; finalist for the National Poetry Series; nominated for the Poets’ Prize. Fire Eater: University of Tampa Press, 2003. I met Kathleen when I … Continue reading

Season 2 RING RING POEM 1, Cedar Ave & Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN; Sept 12-18

Season 2 RING RING POEM 1, Cedar Ave & Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN; Sept 12-18

Joe Horton is an emcee for internationally recognized hip-hop band No Bird Sing and a professor of Lyrical Composition at McNally Smith College of Music. He has a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Hamline University. Horton is best known for his abstract, associative approach to songwriting.  The poem is by Joe Horton, of No … Continue reading

RING RING POEM SIXTEEN, Sabo Bridge, Minneapolis, MN; June 25-30

RING RING POEM SIXTEEN, Sabo Bridge, Minneapolis, MN; June 25-30

Martin Olav Sabo pedestrian bridge, Hiawatha Avenue and Midtown Greenway Thank you for calling Ring Ring Poetry. My name is Cole Sarar. This is the “last” poem of the scheduled Ring Ring Poetry series. Poems will continue to be available through the same phone number until the project runs out of funds or until I … Continue reading

RING RING POEM FIFTEEN, Franklin Avenue Library, Minneapolis, MN; June 21-24

RING RING POEM FIFTEEN, Franklin Avenue Library, Minneapolis, MN; June 21-24

1314 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN Bao Phi is considered one of Twin Cities slam poetry’s “old guard”, and seems to have found a balance between his performance work and being an active part of the community. His Equilibrium series has been phenomenal, keeping performance poets from here and from out-of-state on the Loft stage- … Continue reading

RING RING POEM FOURTEEN, NE Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis, MN; June 17-20

RING RING POEM FOURTEEN, NE Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis, MN; June 17-20

NE Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, (roughly) 21 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN I was introduced by Coffee House Press to poet Sarah Fox just this spring, and she introduced me to her collaborator, Fred Schmalz the day of the recording. Their poem is the longest of the Ring Ring Poems, at 7 minutes, but fully embraces … Continue reading