I had the most disturbing dreams last night — dreams that I don’t want to share with anyone, though I wish I knew what they meant — and if they meant nothing, I wish I knew why I dreamed them. But enough of the unspeakable….
Tonight (21 August) at 7 p.m., I’m emceeing a reading at Visible Voice Books, 1023 Kenilworth, in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland, where the featured poets will be Lou Suarez, Jack Vanek and Eric Anderson.
Lou Suarez is the author of two book-length collections of poetry, Ask and Traveler, and three poetry chapbooks, Losses of Moment , The Grape Painter, and On U.S. 6 to Providence. He is currently professor emeritus at Lorain County Community College.
Eric Anderson is the author of a novella, Isn’t That Just Like You?, and a poetry chapbook, Confederate Season. He has work forthcoming in The Sun and North American Review.
John (Jack) Vanek is the author of a book of poems, Heart Murmurs. His novel manuscript won a Helen McCloy scholarship from the Mystery Writers of America and was awarded 1st Place at the Writers in Paradise Conference.
Meanwhile, here’s a combination of dream and Visible Voice — a clip of me reading “Met a Mat, a Door I Didn’t Like” (from my chapbook 6/9: Improvisations in Dependence), recorded by Dianne Borsenik on 4 August 2010 when she and I had the pleasure of sharing a bill with Trenchcoat Manifesto. If you missed it, you can catch Richard Hearn and Tom Adams of Trenchcoat Manifesto doing a multimedia show at Mastroianni Arts (2648 W. 14th Street) in Tremont on 10 September. I’ll be there.