March 3, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spoken Word Series


Sponsored in part by the Indiana Arts Commission, Bloomington Arts Commission, and the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association
Drop a note to demand4poetry@gmail.com and we will send you the ZOOM link
watch LIVE on the Writers Guild at Bloomington Facebook page
featuring poets Steve Henn, Brooke Nicole Plummer, Bree Jo’ann  & music from saxophonist Sam Newsome
BREE JO’ANN is the author of Black Glitter (Monster House Press, 2018). She works at the Indianapolis Public Library and lives in Indianapolis. www.poets.org/poet/bree-joann
STEVE HENN wrote Indiana Noble Sad Man of the Year (Wolfson Press 2017), And God Said: let there be Evolution! (NYQ Books 2012), and Unacknowledged Legislations (NYQ Books 2011) and the forthcoming chapbook from Main Street Rag, Guilty Prayer (out Feb/Mar 2021). He has been featured at the Long Beach Poetry Festival, the Uptown Poetry Slam, IUSB Visiting Writer Series, Bloomington Writers Guild series, at the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg, in the Divedapper Carnival poetry showcase, and elsewhere. He raises the 4 children of he and the late artist Lydia Frances Henn (1980-2013) and teaches in Indiana. www.therealstevehenn.com
BROOKE NICOLE PLUMMER is a writer and musician from the Midwest region. Her first full-length collection of poems, Flyover, Compiled Nothings, was self- published in November of 2018. Her second chapbook, Shaggy Frog, was released in January 2021 through Alien Buddha Press. As a performance artist, she goes by “The Rotten Fruit.” www.neutralspaces.co/brooke-nicole-plummer
An innovator of unconventional sounds on his instrument, SAM NEWSOME has evolved as one of the most important soprano saxophonists in improvised music. Since 2007, Newsome has released six ground-breaking solo saxophone recordings that push the boundaries of his instrument. Albums Blue Soliloquy and Sopranoville both received five stars in Downbeat Magazine. A recipient of the 2016 NYFA Fellowship and the 2020 Instant Award in Improvised Music, Sam works with many genre-stretching musicians on today’s improvised music scene. He has released over 20 recordings as a leader and has appeared on over forty as a side-person. www.somenewmusic.com
Spoken Word Series
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