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Andrew Osborne and Peter Gurnis

Andrew Osborne and Peter Gurnis
When: May 20th, 2010
Where: Members Only Salon

Andrew Osborn teaches literature and creative writing as a professor of English at the University of Dallas. His chapbook, Plato’s Aviary, was selected by Robert Hass as co-winner of the 2002 Aldrich Poetry Competition. His poetry has appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Bat City Review, the Blanton Poetry Project, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Fence, Notre Dame Review, and Southwest Review, where it received a 2008 Morton Marr Poetry Prize.

Peter Gurnis is the author of the Body of Liberties from Burning Deck press (1987). Over the years he has published poems in 26, Beloit Poetry Journal, Colorado Review, First Intensity, and Ploughshares. In 2004-5, he received a year-long fellowship from the Howard Foundation and completed a book-length poem Berlin and Eden.


Militant X. Amerikkkan

Militant X. Amerikkkan
When: May 7th, 2010
Where: Back beat Cafe

Militant X. Amerikkkan is a lyricist, performance poet, writer, musician, and activist based in Dallas, TX. He also is one of the organizers and hosts of the Dallas Poetry Slam and has coached several Dallas poetry slam teams that compete at the National Poetry Slam annually. For over 25 years Militant has performed his poetry at poetry slams, open mics, arts festivals, and at private gatherings. In 2002, he authored his first book of poetry, No War, No Peace. His work has been featured in two anthologies devoted to arts, literature, poetry and culture, Taj Mahal Review’s Cyberwit’s International Journal and Voyages of World Poetry. Additionally, he was featured on satellite radio, in the Dallas Observer and his work can be found in many online sites and independent papers. Militant has recorded two full length CDs of poetry, Rogue State of Mind of an Original Terrorist and Amerikkka Can Do Better.

Dallas Slams – Featured Reader Series


Collaborative Works: g&h (iChat Boulder) and Desmene Statum&Chris Zimmerly

Collaborative Works: g&h (iChat Boulder) and Desmene Statum&Chris Zimmerly
When: May 1st, 2010
Where: Paperbacks Plus

Desmene Statum, a poet gypsy from Alabama, has been in Dallas, Texas for 10 years. She has published two chapbooks, Coagulation and Two Fisted Whiskey Love Songs and featured in DL5, Voice of the Lunatic Fringe, Mad Swirl VI The Blue Issue. She has been influenced by Octavio Paz, Allen Ginsberg, Rumi, and Rilke. Dez takes the ride of life at full speed hoping to find the poem that saves her soul. She has performed in galleries, bars, and festivals all over DFW. Dez enjoys doing freestyle poems with her good friends and never met a cowboy she didn’t like.

Chris Zimmerly is a local poet, former open mic host, songwriter and musician. “Hootenanny Now!”

G and H are Texas natives, veteran travelers, live-word poets, and members of the sub-cult electro-pop band Sci-Fi Uterus. They were active performance poets in the pre-Slam Deep Ellum scene and collaborated with a community of multi-media artists in the late eighties’ Cowtown underground. For the last 20 years, G and H have found beat bucolic bliss in the mythical farming community of Gowanda, Colorado—home of the avant-garde juggernaut Grant R Productions.

2010 WordSpace Spring Reading Series at Paperbacks Plus

Hosted by Laney Yarber

Suggested donation: $5


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