K. Lorraine Graham, Mark Wallace, Barry Barnes, Becky Mandelbaum, Jim McCrary, and Elizabeth Schultz
5pm Sunday September 30th
K. Lorraine Graham is a writer who makes poems, prose and sometimes visual objects. She's the author of Terminal Humming, from Edge Books, and several chapbooks, most recently Large Waves to Large Obstacles, a series of procedural translations from classical Chinese. She recently earned her MFA in cross-genre writing from the University of California, San Diego, and co-curates the Agitprop reading series. You can find her online at spooksbyme.org.
Temporary Worker Rides a Subway won the 2002 Gertrude Stein Poetry Award and was published by Green Integer Books. His critical articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, and he has co-edited two essay collections, Telling It Slant: Avant Garde Poetics of the 1990s, and A Poetics of Criticism. Most recently he has published a novel, The Quarry and The Lot, and a book of poems, Felonies of Illusion, and his chapbook The End of America: Book One has just come out with Dusie Kollektiv. He teaches at California State University San Marcos.
Zumba instructor. Barry performs solo as well as with several ensembles including Ernest James Zydeco, Zydeco Tougeau, The Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band, Uncle Dirty Toes, and interdisciplinary artist, Stacey Fox.
Barry has been performing around the Midwest for the last thirty years and with the help of former Kansas Poet Laureate, Denise Low, recently published his first book of poetry, We Sleep in a Burning House.
Barry has recorded CDs with the Bopaphonics (The Bopaphonics Poetry Circus, P BOP, Channeling Langston, Plain and Simple Truth) and the new release by Ernest James Zydeco (Jubilee).
Barry has also produced two solo CDs (Straight Out Of Kansas and Blue In A Red State).
Barry has also had the privilege of working with Bill T. Jones, opening for George Clinton and appearing on Truck Stop Honeymoon’s CD (Great Big Family).
Barry is currently working on his second book of poetry, American Scream. Barry’s work can be viewed on YouTube.
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