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Thursday, December 01, 2005

The Lucifer Poetics Group in Georgia

Verdad, amigos -- a gang of the folks from the Lucifer Poetics Group are headed down south:

Two Readings:

Friday, December 2nd, at 8pm!
at the Eyedrum Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia!
members of the Lucifer Poetics Group will present individual and collaborative poetic works!
made entirely of words!
click below!

Saturday, December 3rd, at 4pm!
at the Flicker Bar in Athens, Georgia!
members of the Lucifer Poetics Group will present individual and collaborative poetic works!
made entirely of words!
click below!

The Cast:

Ken Rumble is the director of the Desert City Poetry Series and the poetry buyer for Internationalist Books in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. His poems have appeared in Gutcult, Parakeet, The Tiny, New College Review, Coconut, Carolina Quarterly, among others. He can say "Czeslaw Milosz" with his mouth full of crackers.

Julian Semilian teaches film editing at North Carolina School of the Arts after having spent 24 years editing films in Hollywood. He has published three books: Transgender Organ Grinder (Spuyten Duyvil Press) Paul Celan's Romanian Poems (translation; Green Integer), and A Spy in Amnesia (Spuyten Duyvil). His translation of Mircea Cartarescu's novel, Nostalgia, will be coming out this fall from New Directions, while Spuyten Duyvil will publish his new book, Osiris With The Trombone Across The Seam Of Insubstance.

Tim Earley's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Conduit, DIAGRAM, Chicago Review, jubilat, Hotel Amerika, Forklift Ohio, and other journals. A chapbook, The Spooking of Mavens, will be available from Rank Stranger Press later this year. His first full-length collection, Boondoogle, was recently published by Main Street Rag Press.

Brian Howe is a freelance writer and poet living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is a contributing writer at, a contributing editor at Paste Magazine, and a blogger at His work has been featured in Eratio, Octopus, McSweeney's, GutCult and Volutions.

Randall Williams is a freelance reporter, anti-war activist and poet living in Hillsborough, N.C. His articles, poems and literary reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in McSweeney’s, Salon, The Independent, Word /for Word and GutCult. Since 2001, he has taught journalism and creative writing in the Office of Continuing Studies at Duke University. Junk Horse Press published his two chapbooks Empire and 40 Days in 2003 and 2004.

Marcus Slease is a native of Portadown, N. Ireland and a member of the Lucifer Poetics Group. He is the author of three manuscripts: Mouth Harp, Campanology, and Resident Alien. All forthcoming at some point. His poetry has been published in Octopus, Columbia Poetry Review, Forklift Ohio, and Conduit (among others). He lives with his wife Tiffany in Greensboro, NC. You can read his blog at

David Need lives in Durham with wife, sometimes son, and four cats. He's been quietly writing and reading poetry since 1975. David works as an adjunct instructor for Duke University (since 2000) in Asian Religions and Literature. He's been writing and presenting poetry since 1975 with a fifteen year hiatus when practicing Buddhism in his twenties and early thirties. For the most part, David has not attempted to get published, preferring to produce limited hand-made editions/tracts and to give readings. He writes reviews for Oyster Boy and the Independent.

Originally from the dustbowl state of Oklahoma, Ted Pope came of age in the foothills of western North Carolina, founding the spoken word band Sister Raven and becoming one of the darlings of the American SLAM scene, and a participant in the early Lollapalooza tours. His work has recently appeared in Nexus, Nantahala Review, and Asheville Poetry Review. A recent chapbook, Jousting From the Back of a Mule, was published in 2004 by Third Lung Press.


Also, readers may have noticed the link below no longer takes one to my poet of the week page -- instead it takes you to the current poet of the week page; an equally good page: have no fear to click.

I have been assured that my poet of the week page will reappear in the inter-ether sometime soon.

In the meantime, Anny Ballardini has posted one of the poems from the page on her blog -- thanks, Anny!


Blogger Anny Ballardini said...

Hey thank you Ken!
Do you know that in Astrology when Venus precedes the Sun at your birth it is called Lucifer Venus because of its Beauty, Lucifer coming from Lux - Light!

Cheers to the Lucifer Poetics Group in Georgia,

Anny Ballardini

12/2/05, 3:55 PM

Blogger didi said...

I stole some of the copy here for the audio page on ODEO.

over and out.


12/5/05, 11:13 PM


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