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Monday, April 1, 2013

Are you in Iowa City?

…because the Mission Creek Festival starts tomorrow.

Our own Jennifer L. Knox will be performing in this freakishly awesome lineup on Sunday, April 7! (She'll have copies of all three of her Bloof books with her, of course.)


Write Now Poetry Society Presents: The Drums Inside Your Chest Series

Sunday, April 7, 7:00 pm @ The Englert
$10 - $15 tickets here
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The Drums Inside Your Chest is a critically acclaimed, Broadway-quality poetry concert series that, staged in theatres across New York and Los Angeles since 2007, features the best performance poets in America today. For Mission Creek, co-founder Amber Tamblyn brings her “shoulder-shaking heart-charging poetry variety show experience” to Iowa City with a cast featuring some of the world’s most formidable performers, including Patricia SmithBeau SiaRachel McKibbensDerrick BrownMindy Nettifee, and Jennifer L. Knox. Collectively, they are University of Iowa graduates, Tony award winners, performers on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, Sundance Film Festival award winners, National Poetry Slam team mainstays, a former paratrooper for the 82nd airborne, Cave Canem faculty member, National Book Award finalist, President of Write Bloody Publishing, and a poetry teacher through the Healing Arts Program at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan. Their work has been featured in the Paris ReviewGrantaTin HouseThe RumpusLos Angeles ReviewThe New YorkerMcSweeney’sBombFence, and American Poetry Review. They have published more than twenty books of poetry, collaborated with jazz and blues musicians, orchestras, and dance and theatre companies, and will take the stage with musician frequent Drums collaborator Emily Wells. Emily Wells is a performer, producer, singer and composer known for her varied use of classical and modern instrumentation as well as her deft approach to live sampling. Classically trained as a violinist, she also performs live singing and playing drums, keys, and beat machines. Her recent releases include “Mama”, “Pillowfight” her side project collaboration with Dan the Automator, and contributions to the motion picture soundtrack of Park Chan-Wook’s “Stoker.” Wells will release “Mama: Acoustic Recordings” in June.

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