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|A Night of Words and Images - Poetry Reading|
|Date||Friday October 22|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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Wired Wash Cafe
135 Laurel Street
(Next to the Saturn Cafe)
Poesy Magazine and website (poesy.org) issue 26 was released September 24th and there will be a celebration to kick off the issue at the Wired Wash Cafe at 7:00 p.m on Friday, October 22nd. The poetry reading will showcase four authors from issue 26, including Gerald Nicosia, klipschutz, Lisa Ortiz, and Kirk Glaser. A short open mic will follow, welcoming audience participation for a rewarding night of entertainment.
The main feature of the night is Gerald Nicosia. Nicosia, who will be making the trek down to Santa Cruz from Corte Madera, is a poet, novelist, playwright, critic, and historian who has taken part in the literary communities of Chicago, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Nicosia is best known for his biography of Jack Kerouac, Memory Babe as well as Home to War: A History of the Vietnam Veterans Movement.
He will be followed by klipschutz, another veteran of the San Francisco poetry community. Lisa Ortiz (La Honda) and Kirk Glaser (Santa Cruz) will represent our local Santa Cruz County talent.
While listening to the poetry, patrons are welcome to roam to the upper level of the café, where two tables of local photography and fine art by Dustin Matchett, Donna Kuhn, and her son, Evan, will be on display.
The night will be a collaboration of words and images — a theme that has been the dominating focus of the magazine since relocating its headquarters from Boston to Santa Cruz in January 1999. The mission statement on the poesy.org website relays the message, \"the goal is to add the extra element of depth to the poems by drawing the reader in with accompanying artwork on each page to leave a lasting impression.”
Stop by and listen to some poetry while you browse the art as you begin your journey into the excitement of downtown Santa Cruz on Friday night.