Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Dallas Crow Poetry Reading and Sidewalk Poetry Documentary

If you live in Northfield or nearby, you're invited to celebrate National Poetry Month with a poetry reading by Dallas Crow this Thursday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m., at Monkey See, Monkey Read. Dallas is a 1988 graduate of Oberlin College, teaches English at the Breck School in Minneapolis, and in 2013 published his first poetry chapbook, Small, Imperfect Paradise (Parallel Press). You can read an excellent review of the chapbook at Verse Wisconsin Online. I'll be opening for Dallas with a short selection of my own poems. Copies of our chapbooks will be available for purchase and signing.

Dallas has also contributed a poem to St. Paul's sidewalk poetry project, which is the model for Northfield's sidewalk poetry project. I currently have three short poems stamped on Northfield sidewalks, and in 2013 I served as a judge for the sidewalk poetry competition. Local filmmaker Paul Krause made a documentary about the 2013 Sidewalk Poetry Contest, which is now available in its entirety.


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