December 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

First Wednesday Spoken Word Series

Presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington



Poets Jonie McIntire, Jason Ryberg, John Dorsey

Music by Seth Andrew Davis

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JONIE McINTIRE is author of Semidomesticated (winner of Red Flag Poetry chapbook contest, 2021), Beyond the Sidewalk (Nightballet Press, 2017), and Not All Who Are Lost Wander (Finishing Line Press, 2016) and poetry editor at Of Rust and Glass. She hosts a monthly reading series called Uncloistered Poetry from Toledo, Ohio. Learn about her at https://www.joniemcintire.net.
JASON RYBERG is the author of thirteen books of poetry, six screenplays, a few short stories, a box full of folders, notebooks and scraps of paper that could one day be (loosely) construed as a novel, and, a couple of angry letters to various magazine and newspaper editors. He is currently an artist-in-residence at both The Prospero Institute of Disquieted P/o/e/t/i/c/s and the Osage Arts Community, and is an editor and designer at Spartan Books. His latest collection of poems is The Ghosts of Our Words Will Be Heroes in Hell (co-authored with Damian Rucci, John Dorsey, and Victor Clevenger, OAC Books, 2020). He lives part-time in Salina, KS with a rooster named Little Red and a billygoat named Giuseppe and part-time somewhere in the Ozarks, near the Gasconade River, where there are also many strange and wonderful woodland critters.
JOHN DORSEY lived for several years in Toledo, Ohio. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Teaching the Dead to Sing: The Outlaw’s Prayer (Rose of Sharon Press, 2006), Sodomy is a City in New Jersey (American Mettle Books, 2010), Tombstone Factory (Epic Rites Press, 2013), Appalachian Frankenstein (GTK Press, 2015), Being the Fire (Tangerine Press, 2016), Shoot the Messenger (Red Flag Poetry, 2017), Your Daughter’s Country (Blue Horse Press, 2019), Which Way to the River: Selected Poems 2016-2020 (OAC Books, 2020), and Afterlife Karaoke (Crisis Chronicles, 2021). His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and the Stanley Hanks Memorial Poetry Prize. He was the winner of the 2019 Terri Award given out at the Poetry Rendezvous. He may be reached at archerevans@yahoo.com.
SETH ANDREW DAVIS is a performer, composer, improviser, & electronic musician from the Kansas City area. He is an avid collaborator with choreographers, video artists, animators, playwrights, and his artistic influences run the gamut from pop, free-jazz, hip-hop, and electronic music to film, literature, visual art, and contemporary culture, blurring the lines between genre, composer, and performer. In 2020, together with saxophonist Michael Eaton, he co-founded Mother Brain Records, a Midwest-based label focused on releasing works by experimental & improvised music artists. http://www.sethandrewdavis.com/

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First Wednesday Spoken Word Series
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