Thoughtful Collaboration I wrote an article for the Loft Literary Center, in preparation for the 2014 Ring Ring Poetry season, centering around my beliefs around collaboration.
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
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
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
788 Grand Ave, St. Paul, MN When I decided to involve other writers in the proposal for this project, Kyra Calvert’s voice was one of the ones, I had on a short list of people I’d really like to contribute, not because she’s a big famous name in any of the twin cities writing scenes … Continue reading
966 S Mississippi River Blvd, St Paul, MN Brian Beatty’s poem is short and lovely, and takes place at the old Ford Motor Plant that they’re tearing down starting Monday, June 10. It’s worth trying to go and listen to Brian’s poem wherever you can get near the old Ford Plant while they’re tearing down … Continue reading