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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Poetry Bus October 6th, 7 PM, in Durham

Okay, folks, the bus--as stated--is coming. Here's some more info:

Wave Books is sponsoring the Poetry Bus tour. A big bus that runs on vegetable oil that takes poets around the country so the poets can read their poems out loud to people sitting or standing in the indoors or the outdoors.

That's it in a nutshell.

In the particular case of the Poetry Bus's stop in our fair Durham, the reading to people will take place at Baldwin Lofts in downtown Durham. The Baldwin Lofts are really right downtown--they're also my favorite venue in the tri-city area. It's a cool space with lots of brick, wood, pillars, and--well--space.

As for the readers, I'm not exactly sure yet who those people will be. I do suspect that some of the readers will be local-yocals, including (I think) yours totally.

Damn, this internets is cool -- lookee there:

Joshua Beckman, Matthew Zapruder, David Roderick, Bob Hicok, Valzhyna Mort, Carrie St George Comer, Mark McMorris, Lee Ann Brown, Ken Rumble

I found the performers list. I do think there may be more?? We'll see. But hot damn -- what a line-up! Lee Ann Brown, a two time Desert City VIP and fave with extra flavor. And the big young boys of modern poetry. And Belarusian poetry star Valzhyna Mort. And Miami's own Carrie St. George Comer!

Come knocking when the bus is ......