Two poets from out of town, both with books out on Black Ocean! These two guys are personal favorites of mine. This is the true way to begin summer! Don't regret not beginning summer. Read on:
Joe Hall is the founder of the Washington, DC reading series Cheryl’s Gone. A 2007-2008 George Mason University Thesis Fellow, his work has appeared in Versal, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Handsome, Cimmaron Review, among others, and his reviews appear frequently in Phoebe and The Celadon Review. Joe lives with his partner Cheryl wherever they go. Check out his new book on Black Ocean http://www.blackocean.org/pigafetta-is-my-wife/.
Rauan Klassnik book "Holy Land" was released from Black Ocean in April 2008. He spends most of his time in Mexico.
Sewblue was a singer-songwriter project for many years until 2009 when it developed into a quartet with strings and marimba and the occasional drumbeat. It maintains a playful and lyrical focus on the bittersweet, covering a range of sub-genres in the indie/folk/pop realm. Chelsea likes to call it gypsy jazz but she's unsure of the actual implication in saying such things.
As always, everyone is welcome. Start time is 7:30. We will start on time! Some beer provided, but please bring really anything to share--drinks, food, fliers, business cards, etc., money for our donation, etc.--and don't be shy about introducing yourself.
Thanks for your support, and see you soon.
J & D