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USS presents the poetry of John Paul Davis

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Event:
USS presents the poetry of John Paul Davis
Start:
June 6, 2017 6:30 PM
End:
June 6, 2017 9:30 PM
Cost:
Suggested $5-10 donation
Organizer:
Union Square Slam
unionsquareslam@gmail.com
Updated:
May 22, 2017
Venue:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone:
212 620 7310 ext. 300
Address:
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
USS John Paul Davis

 

We are so excited to have John Paul Davis read his poems for you from his latest collection Crown Prince of Rabbits, published by Great Weather for Media. We are also having a fabulous open mic.

6:30pm: Writing Workshop Itiola Jones
7:30pm: sign-up and socialize
8:00pm: Feature and Show

Suggested Donation: $5
All Ages // Wheelchair Accessible

Heres more about John Paul Davis and his great book:

JOHN PAUL DAVIS was born in Durham, North Carolina, and has lived in Chicago, San Francisco, Ohio, and New York City. He is a graduate of East Carolina University and DePaul University. His writing has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Word Riot, The Journal, MUZZLE Magazine, RATTLE, Four Way Review, and Bat City Review. He is a former poetry editor for Em Literary and Bestiary Magazine. He helped run or host numerous poetry and variety shows including Page Meets Stage and The Encyclopedia Show. John Paul lives with his wife in New York City, where he works as a web developer, makes music and visual art, and writes poems. Crown Prince of Rabbits is his first book of poetry. Check out the digital album for Crown Prince of Rabbits on Bandcamp.

In Crown Prince of Rabbits, John Paul Davis unravels poetic self-portraits, breaking the spine of love and the language of serrated relationships. He shines the moon in his face to capture every angle, which not always flatters, but digs at the roots and rot of endings. This is a book that will feel like a novel, with upheavals and road trips (with music). His exit signs ask questions that even the reader can/should ponder. This is a book to drink with whiskey or strong coffee. This is a book that will leave you meditating on why it is we give our feelings away.

 

 

 

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