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When: March 19th, 2010
Where: It’s A Grind

Candy is a poet that has a huge presence on stage with her voice and choice of words that are righteous to the hearts and minds of the audience and raunchy and raw when necessary. She is no stranger to poetry and performing on stage for she has been writing and performing for ten years and she has represented the city of Dallas on the national level in poetry competitions for three years. With a candid, sassy yet sexy performance style, Candy is known for lighting up venues with the air of eroticism and leaving audiences cold with appealing truths about the error of one’s ways and what is needed to make a difference.

Dallas Slams – Featured Reader Series

London Calling…East Dallas!

Joey Cloudy & Opalina Herebia-Salas & IChat with Ali Abdolrezaei from London
March 13th, 2010
Where: Paperbacks Plus

Joey Cloudy co-edits the poetry magazine Death List Five (Voice of the Lunatic Fringe) with his wife, poet Jolee Davis Cloudy. He is the incendiary Anti-Poet, constantly changing hats according to the needs of survival. He has been described as the Prince of Darkness and champion of the best in New Underground artists. Joey is the author of HOWL, A Hundred and Eight Poems for Allen, TRAMP, and On Women.

Opalina Herebia-Salas “does nothing but dream to drink and smoke the holy spoken word and bite away all broken chords.” She is co-founder of DFW Open Mics and has been a guest on Mandrake Society Radio in 2007. Rattling Keys and Broken Chords, (Propinquity Press) is her most recent chapbook. Opalina is married to poet and artist Carlos Salas, with whom she owns the bookstore, Cliff Notes.

Ali Abdolrezaei was born in northern Iran in 1969. He is also trained as a mechanical engineer. In 2003 he had to flee Iran due to the serious scrutiny and censorship of his work and has lived in London ever since. He has published 12 books of poetry, including From Riskdom, Shinema, So Sermon of Society, Improvisation, This dear cat, Paris in Renault, You Name this Book. Nearly all well known poets and critics of Persian poetry have written about Abdolrezaei’s poems.

iChat Readings: Interconnecting with writers around the world:

Joey Cloudy reads at Paperbacks Plus while Abol Froushan looks on–Live from London, March 13, 2010.

Video by Peter Orozco

2010 WordSpace Spring Reading Series at Paperbacks Plus

Hosted by Laney Yarber

Suggested donation: $5

Jeffrey Davis & Linda Jones

Jeffrey Davis & Linda Jones
When: March 4th, 2010
Where: Members Only Salon

Jeffrey Davis is author of the non-fiction book The Journey from the Center to the Page (Penguin 2004; updated ed., Monkfish 2008) and the poetry collection City Reservoir (Barnburner Press). He teaches in Western Connecticut State University’s MFA in Professional Writing Program, at the UNM Taos Writers’ Conference, and elsewhere. He also coaches best-selling authors and aspiring authors around the country. He lives in upstate New York and is at work on a collection of short stories and a non-fiction book that tracks wonder.

Linda Jones has used stories about hair in her writing as a device to explore lifestyle and cultural issues. She founded A Nappy Hair Affair in 1998 and made it an extension of her commitment as a writer to help dispel stereotypes and negative perceptions of people of color. With the help of her team of nappy proponents, Linda produced a short video documentary, which was part of the 2000 Dallas Video Festival. She also gathered artists together to produce the “Love & Nappiness,” spoken work and music CD and a stage production called “The Love and Nappiness Revue.” She also produced a member newsletter called the Nappy News and her Natually Speaking column became a monthly feature of the website

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