Wrapping Up Poetry Month & Beginning a New One Like Bosses
April 30, 2019
TWO DAYS OF GREAT EVENTS YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS
Come out tonight--TUESDAY, APRIL 30--to Third Man Records for The All Access Cafe Show #2. Disability Activist, Advocate and Poet Jillian Weise says this may be the first program of its kind in America. Tonight will be historical as the original Detroit Poets with Andrei Codrescu hit the stage at 7pm. Free for all ages!
Catch our Poets & Pies Series tomorrow--WEDNESDAY, MAY 1--at the DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY MAIN BRANCH, at 6pm.
Featuring Andrei Codrescu & Ron English
Andrei Codrescu poet, fiction writer and essayist he is heard regularly on National Public Radio’s program All Things Considered. His new collection of poems is no time like now (Pitt Series).
Andrei will read, talk, discuss, sign books and take questions on May 1 6:00pm-7:30pm at Poets & Pies at The Detroit Public Library-Main in the Explorers Room (enter door on side of horseshoe drive off Cass. Free Parking in Employee Lot off Putnam.
Jazz guitarist Ron English has enjoyed a long and varied music career, with roots wide and deep in blues, Broadway, bebop, avant-garde, funk, Motown and gospel. Ron began playing standards for dances and receptions around his native Lansing, where his father was a well-known guitar teacher. He then graduated to a roadhouse jazz and blues mix, playing with drummer Bud Spangler and Jackson tenor man Benny Poole and various organ trios. At this time, he also met and worked with Lyman Woodard, his long time employer and collaborator. Along the way, Ron contributed the guitar solo on a classic blues rock “nugget,” the Woolies’ 1967 cover of Bo Diddley’s Who Do You Love?