Thursday, February 10, 2011
1723 Francis Street
St. Joseph, MO
Note: Cost is $4 a person, which includes dessert and coffee. If you are 21 or older, you may bring your own wine or other alcoholic beverage to the event.
THE BLUE ISLAND REVIEW is an annual journal produced by writers living in Lawrence, Kansas. We would like to invite you to a book release at the Whiskey Mansion, to honor our St. Joseph contributors, Meg Thompson and Ryan Bradley. We will hold a poetry reading featuring other Blue Island contributors, with an open mic to follow.
All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Blue Island books will be available to purchase for ten dollars at the event. The members of the Blue Island Poetry Group hold these tenets: that poetry is the art of making all suffer; that hypergraphia is a disorder that should be incubated; that the experience of poetry is to induce emotion through image, sound, and association; that narrative is prose, and should remain such in its multiple nefarious forms; that economy of words is most powerful; that love as it is known is a most brutal form of chemical warfare, and that to inflict poetry on the unsuspecting, both in print and in voice, is the highest calling of very sexy people. To that end, we have solicited contributions from writers living in (or connected to) northeast Kansas in the hopes that their work reaches more lovers of poetry than it otherwise might.
Blue Island is: Katie Longofono - Editor; Mickey Cesar – Assistant Editor; Mary Stone Dockery, Jason Robberson, Dana Schmidt, Amanda Schwartz, Kerry Townsend