Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tim Kahl and Robert Grossklaus to Perform!

Poetry Night at Bistro 33 is proud to welcome Tim Kahl and Robert Grossklaus on Wednesday, February 3 at a new time, 8 P.M., at 226 F Street in Davis. Please join us to enjoy the latest and best work by these two established poets and poetry activists.

Sacramento poet Tim Kahl is the author of the poetry collection, Possessing Yourself (Word Tech Press, 2009), and his poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, American Letters and Commentary, Berkeley Poetry Review, and numerous other journals. He has also translated, among others, the work of German poet Rolf Haufs, Brazilian poets Ledo Ivo and Marly de Oliveira, and the poems of Jose Saramago, the Portuguese language’s only Nobel Laureate. He currently serves the poetry community as the editor for Bald Trickster Press and as the Vice President of The Sacramento Poetry Center. He teaches at Sacramento City College.

Robert Grossklaus is a poet and musician who runs the small press and graphic design house, Polymer Grove. His poetry has been published in such publications as Poetry Now, Rattlesnake Review, Eclectica, and Liquid Ohio. His musical endeavors include the forthcoming album, Corporeal Landscapes in which he appears with the band, Litany, and he continues to create his own electronic music/poetry under the name dphunkt. He currently resides in Roseville with his wife.

Poetry Night at Bistro 33, hosted by Andy Jones and produced by Brad Henderson, occurs on the first Wednesday and third Thursday of every month at 8 P.M., with an open microphone segment at about 9 P.M. The new third Thursday events will take place at the John Natsoulas Gallery at 521 First Street in Davis.

If you have often lamented the late starting time of Poetry Night at Bistro 33, now is your chance to see what you have been missing. Join us for live poetry at a reasonable hour!

Who: Tim Kahl and Robert Grossklaus

What: Poetry Night at Bistro 33

When: Wednesday, February 3 at 8 P.M. (New Time!)

Where: Bistro 33, 226 F. St.

Media Contact:

Andy Jones

Bistro 33 – (530) 756-4556

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

01/20: Poetry Night presents Brett Eugene Ralph

Brett Eugene Ralph is a poet, musician and college professor whose performed poets are not to be missed. Kids writer and director Harmony Korine calls Ralph “a true beast of a man with insight and beauty to spare,” and Ralph’s work has been described by musician and actor Will Oldham as “an excuse for hope . . . sustaining, inspiring, even rescuing.”

The work of Brett Eugene Ralph has appeared in publications such as Conduit, Mudfish, Willow Springs, and The American Poetry Review, as well as in the McSweeney’s Book of Poets Picking Poets and The Stiffest of the Corpse: An Exquisite Corpse Reader anthologies. His first full-length collection, Black Sabbatical, was published in 2009 by Sarabande Books. Ralph grew up playing football and singing in punk-rock bands in Louisville, Kentucky. He has taught at the University of Massachusetts, Missouri State University, and the Central Institute of Buddhist Studies in the Himalayas of northern India. He now lives in Empire, Kentucky, teaches at Hopkinsville Community College, and rocks out with his country-rock ensemble, Brett Eugene Ralph’s Kentucky Chrome Revue.

Poetry Night at Bistro 33, hosted by Andy Jones and produced by Brad Henderson, occurs on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 9 P.M. with an open microphone segment at 10 P.M.

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Boston Performance Poet Maxwell Kessler Headlines Poetry Night

Happy New Year! This coming Wednesday the stage poet Maxwell Kessler will be performing his work at Bistro 33 as part of a West-Coast tour (he currently hails from Massachusetts). Will you join us January 6th for the first Poetry Night of the new year?

Performance poet Maxwell R. Kessler was born and raised in the Idaho wilderness, and he continues to draw strength and inspiration from the Rocky Mountains. An artist in multiple media, Kessler has performed in a heavy metal rock band, he has written and acted in locally-produced plays and films, and today video of many of his performed poems can be found online.

Kessler has been a member of two Emerson College Slam Teams (including the 2009 College Nationals Finalists) and a member of the 2009 Cantab Team, and he was awarded the title of Champion of Champions at the Boston Poetry Slam. In addition to performing his work throughout New England, he is the co-founder and coordinator of the Emerson Poetry Project, a weekly poetry reading at Emerson College. In 2009 Kessler was named “Emersonian of the Year.”

Maxwell Kessler will bring significant stage experience, energy and talent to the first Poetry Night of the new decade. We hope you will also bring yourself to this performance, and then stick around for the always surprising and diverse Open Mic.