Poetpalooza: Featured Press
to Apr 29

Poetpalooza: Featured Press

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Ledge Mule Press will be the featured press at Village Lights' annual Poetpalooza!

Village Lights hosts POETPALOOZA 2017: A Tri-State Poetry Summit, Friday, April 28th, and Saturday, April 29th, presenting readings and signings by nationally and regionally acclaimed published poets from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, including Poets Laureate of Indiana and Kentucky. For our 6th Poetpalooza, we'll be welcoming old friends and new. This year’s Featured Independent Publisher is Ledge Mule Press, based in Bloomington, Indiana, and we will highlight the work of Hound Dog Press, a fine letterpress print shop located in Louisville, Kentucky.


Friday, April 28

5:00p The Reservoir Dogwoods (IN)

5:30p Karen Kovacik (IN) / Out front: Poetry on Demand with Tony Brewer

6:15p Joseph Heithaus (IN) / Out front: Poetry on Demand with Tony Brewer

7:00p Jordan Zandi (IN) / Out front: Poetry on Demand with Tony Brewer

7:45p Jill Kelly Koren (IN)

8:30p Open Mic, The Reservoir Dogwoods, Poetry Relay

9:00p Pizza for the Poets at Rembrandt’s

Saturday, April 29

10:00a Quiche & Coffee Meet-and-Greet

11:00a Yalie Kamara (IN)

12:00p Jeff Gundy (OH)

1:00p David Watters (IN)

2:00p Richard Taylor (KY)

3:00p Thomas Zemsky (KY)

4:00p Tony Brewer (IN)

5:00p Dinner at Bistro One

6:30p Kayte Young, with Yalie Kamara & David Watters (IN)

7:15p Matt Hart (OH)

8:00p Richard Hague (OH

8:45p Jack Ramey (IN

9:30p Open Mic & Poetry Relay Closer

Poetpalooza is an annual flow-through event held during regular business hours, with books from the participating poets and the Featured Small Press available for purchase. It is free and open to the public. Visitors can stand, sit, browse, listen, come and go, throughout the event. Each poet or group will take the stage at the top or bottom of an hour and read for 20 to 30 minutes. After reading, they will be available for signing and conversation.

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