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 … Continue reading RING RING POEM FIFTEEN, Franklin Avenue Library, Minneapolis, MN; June 21-24
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 … Continue reading RING RING POEM FOURTEEN, NE Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis, MN; June 17-20
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, … Continue reading RING RING POEM THIRTEEN, Wild Onion Bar, Saint Paul, MN; June 14-16
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 … Continue reading RING RING POEM TWELVE, Ford Plant, Saint Paul, MN; June 10-13
7th Street Entry, 29 N. 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN I didn’t know John Colburn or his work, when Coffee House Press’s Chris Fischbach recommended him to my project. I still can’t claim to “know” John, but I know you should … Continue reading RING RING POEM TEN, Seventh Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN; June 3-6
Pleased to be able to share with you a post by Lightsey Darst about her Ring Ring Poetry piece. Phone 612 223-POEM to hear her poem. -Cole I don’t have a great voice. Like a lot of people, I don’t … Continue reading Lightsey Darst is the Voice in Your Head
And then coming next week… Continue reading Release Day! The Beast is loose!