June 29 – Zenos Eros
Taking its influence from the Beat and Surrealist movements, Zeno’s Eros merges spoken word, performance art, and original progressive music. Their unique sound creates an energetic, eclectic environment, which includes elements of poetry, song, jazz, progressive rock, and folk music. From understated spoken word pieces, to captivating love ballads, to biting political songs, Zeno’s Eros covers a range both engaging and challenging.
Monthly Archives: June 2011
June 29 – Zenos Eros
June 22 -Ken Cormier
Ken Cormier is the author of two collections of stories and poems: Balance Act (Insomniac Press 2000) and The Tragedy in My Neighborhood (Dead Academics Press 2010). He has released three CDs of original music: God Damn Doghouse (2000) and Radio-Bueno (2002) with Elis Eil Records, Nowhere Is Nowhere (2009) with Cosmodemonic Telegraph Records. Ken’s live performances have been described as “a William Burroughs exorcism through a Karaoke machine.” He co-founded and edited The Lumberyard, a radio magazine of poetry, prose and music, which aired weekly on WHUS in Connecticut from 2005-2008. Ken is currently an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Quinnipiac University. For more visit: http://www.kencormier.com
Jackie Sheeler is an award-winning poet and songwriter with two CDs and four books under her belt. Her most recent collection, “Earthquake Came to Harlem,” published by NY Quarterly Books in 2010, was a Small Press Review top-five pick in December and has gotten excellent reviews. Her one-woman show, “Get Your Own Wings,” will premier at La Mama Theater on April 18, 2011, and her first solo WordRock album is scheduled for release later in the spring.
Faith Vicinanza, poet, photographer, technologies consultant, and grandmother of eleven, will read from her collection “India: a lesson in humility, a lesson in stillness, a lesson in what is” Faith recently spent fifteen days in India visiting friends and six locations on the east and west coast of southern India. Her journey, physical and philosophical, speaks to the searching and discovery within all of us.
Charles Rafferty has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as grants from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism. He is the author of four full-length collections of poetry: The Man on the Tower (which won the Arkansas Poetry Award — University of Arkansas Press, 1995), Where the Glories of April Lead (Mitki/Mitki Press, 2001), During the Beauty Shortage (M2 Press, 2005), and A Less Fabulous Infinity (Louisiana Literature Press, 2006). He has placed poems in The New Yorker, Oprah Magazine, The Southern Review, TriQuarterly, Quarterly West, Massachusetts Review, The Literary Review, Phoebe: The George Mason Review, DoubleTake, Poems & Plays, and Louisiana Literature. Rafferty’s work has also appeared in several anthologies, including American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon University Press), Rhyming Poems: A Contemporary Anthology (University of Evansville Press), and Sonnets: 150 Contemporary Sonnets (University of Evansville Press). Currently, he directs the MFA program at Albertus Magnus College. By day, he works as an editor for a technology consulting firm. Rafferty lives in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, with his wife and two daughters..