One of my first poetry readings for this month is Tuesday, April 10th as the Coreopsis Poetry Collective presents an exciting free evening of poetry at the Black Dog Cafe Tuesday, starting at 7:00 p.m.
Here's the formal stuff:
This reading features Minnesota-based poets Steve Burt, Kathleen Heideman and Bryan Thao Worra. The Coreopsis Poetry Collective was established to cultivate a community of diverse local artists and poets which integrates all arts forms centered around poetry.
Award-winning poet Stephen Burt grew up in Washington, D.C., and teaches at Macalester College in Saint Paul.
Burt is the author of the collections of poems, Parallel Play and Popular Music, which won the 1999 Colorado Prize. His essays and reviews have appeared in the Believer, the London Review of Books, the Nation, the New York Times Book Review, Poetry Review (UK), Slate, Thumbscrew, and the Times Literary Supplement.
Kathleen M. Heideman is the author of two chapbooks, Explaining Pictures to a Dead Hare (Traffic Street Press) and She Used to Have Some Cows (La Vacas Press).
She works as the Developer of the MCAD Distance Learning Initiative at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She has received fellowships from the Bush Foundation, Jerome Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Laotian American writer Bryan Thao Worra is the literary editor for TripmasterMonkey.com and Bakka Magazine, and an advisor to AsianAmericanPoetry.Com.
His work appears widely, and his first full-length book of poetry, On The Other Side of the Eye, will be released this August by Sam’s Dot Publishing.
Black Dog Café is located at 308 Prince Street, lower town St. Paul. Hope to see you there!