June 19-June 20
Poetry Press Week
8371 N Interstate Ave.
Poetry Press Week is a showcase of new works of poetry by established and emerging poets before an audience of press, publishers, and the public. We aim to radically change the way poetry is published, presented, and perceived.
Poetry Press Week takes its inspiration from the fashion industry’s biannual showcase “Fashion Week”, wherein designers send their new work down a runway via use of models for the sole purpose of selling and publicizing the new work. Similarly, Poetry Press Week mandates that poets use “models”: instead of reading the work themselves, the poets choose the readers and presentation best suited to the new work. Publishers in the audience have the opportunity to immediately purchase the rights to the new poetry, and the press and the public are encouraged to engage with the work in real-time.
Poetry Press Week Spring/Summer 2015 will showcase the work of poets Alicia Jo Rabins, A.M. O’Malley, Andrea Hollander, Carl Adamshick, Drew Scott Swenhaugen, Robert Lashley, Stacey Tran, Timmy Straw, Tyler Brewington, and Zachary Cosby. The event is free and open to the public; however, a $3-$12 donation is encouraged. Doors at 7:00, show at 7:30 pm on the 19th and the 20th.
Photo courtesy of Mercy McNab Photography.