Join us for a night of poetry with John Dorsey, Amber Decker, Mj Taylor, Jameson Bayles and Jason Ryberg, Wednesday, February 3rd at the Uptown Arts Bar.
John Dorsey has been writing poetry since the late 1980’s and has been involved in the publishing community for more than two decades. He is the author of around 45 books and chapbooks, the most recent being his full two volume reader Appalachian Frankenstein (GTK Press, 2015) and 7 for Jori (Sick Fly Publications/Tangerine Press, 2016). A seven-time Pushcart Prize nominee, his work has appeared more than 2,000 magazines and anthologies from around the world. He has read or spoken at colleges and universities such as the University of Toledo, Assumption College, Cleveland State University, Seton Hill University, and the University of the Arts, as well as other asorted venues covering 49 states. For several years Dorsey served as a judge for the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo’s Art in Tarta Project, which chose poems to be presented on city transit buses. In 2006, he won the Toledo City Paper’s annual poetry and fiction competition, and would go on to serve as a judge the following year, before being named the city’s Best Literary Artist in their 2014 reader poll. In 2010, he also served as a judge for Grievous Jones Press’ Grievous Prize issued in Cardif, Wales, and in 2013 for the Standing Rock Cultural Arts Open Chapbook Competition in Kent, OH . From 2003-2012, he served as an Artiist-in-Residence at the Colingwood Arts Center in Toledo, OH and In 2015, Dorsey was awarded a Visiting Artist Residency by the Osage Arts Community in Belle, MO. Also a produced Off-Broadway playwright, he spent many years as a journalist and section editor for the Toledo Free Press, where he wrote the regular poetry themed column Glass City Muse. He is a graduate of the University of Arts’ Writing for Film and Television program, completing his education there in 2002. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Amber Decker is a thirty-something poet from West Virginia. She was the recipient of Cultural Weekly's 2015 Jack Grapes Poetry Prize, and her work has been included in the groundbreaking literary e-zine, Exquisite Corpse, as well as other hip venues for alternative writing: Zygote In My Coffee, Phantom Kangaroo, Hobo Camp Review, decomP, Red Fez, and Black Heart Magazine, to name a few. Amber is a lover of horses, comic books, horror culture, good wine, Henry Rollins, tattoos, and rock and roll. She is the author of a chapbook, True North (Maverick Duck Press, 2013), and two collections of poems: The Girl Who Left You (Six Ft Swells Press, 2014) and Inevitable Wreckage, forthcoming from Black Metal Press.
Mj Taylor is a poet living in the midwest. He has been published by Off Beat Pulp, Poems-For-All, Up The Staircase Quarterly, Gutter Eloquence, Red Fez and more. His book, Rattled (Kleft Jaw Press) was released in 2014. Mj has also recently been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
A side effect of the military industrial complex, Jameson Bayles was born at the hospital at Forbes Field AFB just south of Topeka, KS. By the age of eighteen, Jameson had participated in a refueling mission with F-16s over the skies of South Dakota, stood atop of an active missle silo, and was the bait in a counter terrorism excersise with Air Force Special Forces at Whiteman AFB. After watching Krist Novoselic obtaining a head injury at the 1992 MTV music awards, Jameson decided to pursue the path of becoming a poet and eventually crawled into a dimly lit coffeeshop in dowtown Topeka in 1997, participating in his first open mic. Currently, Jameson Bayles is the senior editor of Asinimali Publications based in Kansas City, MO and the curator of The Cellar Poetry Series at the Weston Wine Company in Weston, MO. Jameson has been published in numerous literary journals and magazines and currently, his work can be found in three books. “The Cataman Years”, published by Mistop Publications, “The Artistic Muses” published by True Color Press and the collaborative reader "A Case For Ascension" by Asinimali Publications. Jameson resides in Kansas City, Missouri and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason Ryberg is the author of nine books of poetry,
six screenplays, a few short stories, a box full of folders,
notebooks and scraps of paper that could one day be
(loosely) construed as a novel, and, a couple of angry
letters to various magazine and newspaper editors.
He is currently an artist-in-residence at The Prospero
Institute of Disquieted P/o/e/t/i/c/s and an aspiring b-movie actor.
His latest collections of poems are Motel, Diner, Liquor
(co-authored with John Dorsey, Jason Hardung
and Seth Elkins, Spartan Press, 2014) and Beauty Parlors,
Train Yards and Everything In Between (co-authored
with George Wallace, David Smith and Charly Fasano,
Spartan Press, 2014). He lives in Kansas City, Missouri
with a rooster named Little Red and a billy goat named Giuseppe.
no cover for the event, but bring cash cuz these boys got books!
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Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays - Streaming at KKFI.org
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Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Mike Alexander & Hipshot Killer + Cody Wyoming & “Pontypool”
+ Sara Glass & C Woods + Kianna Alarid of Yes You Are
Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: David Bowie, Hipshot Killer, Yes You Are, High Up, Hinds, The Philistines, Under The Big Oak Tree, and more!
At 10:15 Mark talks with Mike Alexander of the KC based punk trio, Hipshot Killer. We’ll play music from the band's brand new album, They Will Try to Kill Us All, released on vinyl on January 16, 2016. Hipshot Killer will play an album release show on Saturday, January 23, at 9:00pm, at minibar, 3810 Broadway, with The Big Iron, and Super Thief.
At 10:35 Cody Wyoming & Kimmie Queen join us to share information about “Pontypool,” an adaptation by Kimmie Queen and Cody Wyoming of a radio play by Canadian writer Tony Burgess which was an adaptation of his screenplay for the 2008 horror movie “Pontypool.” The play runs through January 31, at the Living Room, 1818 McGee. For more information call 816-533-5857 or go to www.thelivingroomkc.com.
At 11:00 KC based poet & performance artist - Sara Nicole Glass, also known as “Miss Conception” and poet performer, C Woods, join us to share information on Sara's "Class Action" — Book Release Performance on January 23, at 8:00 pm, at Prospero's Books Upstairs. More information at: www.themissconception.com.
At 11:30 Mark talks with Kianna Alarid lead singer in the band, Yes You Are, who play The Riot Room, Friday, January 22, at 8:00 pm with High Up, and Drugs + Attics. We’ll spin new music from Yes You Are, and High Up, and also talk about Kianna’s previous band, Tilly and the Wall.
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Hello Everyone! I'd like to present our newest member of OAS.
His name is Jeff Cole, of Versailles, Missouri near Lake of the Ozarks.
Quote from Mr. Cole:
"I grew up in Florida and started drawing when I could hold a pencil. My mother was my biggest encouragement. Been an artist for almost 35 yrs now and have been doing spray paint art for the last 5 years. I also write songs, stories, do pencil drawings and tattooing as a hobby. Been disabled now for about a year, back injury, and doing what I can to help out with my wife and kids."
He's a fantastic spray paint artist (among other great talents,) and here are some of his work (currently for sale for only $10 each piece!)
Contact him personally for purchase information, here: www.facebook.com/jwcole1745