Events celebrate Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. Here are a few events you can attend to celebrate.

At 7 p.m., April 2, at Barnes &Noble, Timothy “Kimo” Brien and Christopher Sims will host “Mas Poetre: An Evening of Experiments in Expression.” This event will continue every Monday evening.

Local spoken word poet Timothy “Kimo” Brien has just been published in a poetry/short story anthology titled Satiated Sunrise, put out by Word Speak Network and LuLu Press. His piece is titled “Liquid Dreaming.”

Kimo is working with Christopher Sims’ “UniverSouLove” on a Spoken Word CD titled Knowledge Man-I-Fest. Based on Sims’ chapbook of the same title, its expected release is this spring.

At 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, I will give a reading for The Center for Learning in Retirement at the Bell School Building. Most of the selections will be from my most recent collection, Who Walks Among the Trees with Charity, from Wind Publications. A few selections from my current work and past work from Slow Miracle, The Tenderness of Memory, The Red Lacquer Room and others will be read. I will also be the featured poet for the Tacoma, Wash., Distinguished Poet series April 13.

At 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, at Barnes & Noble, I will join Frank Schier, editor and publisher of The Rock River Times, and Karen Gines for an evening of poetry. Gines’ collection is My Bones Were Made for Eden; Schier’s collection is Splitting Hairs. Please join us!

All events are free. See you there.

from the March 28-April 3, 2007, issuefrom the March 28-April 3, 2007, issue

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