Nicholas Michael Ravnikar is dope; I’m reading in Iowa today with Eric Huff
So one of my best friends and favorite writers in the world, Nicholas Michael Ravnikar, recently had an a e-chap come out from Gold Wake Press that I finally read a few days ago and he also just had some work come out in the journal Rabbit Catastrophe. So read that stuff, or suffer your own lameness (at least the e-chap, cause it’s right there online).
Here’s a video I recently shot of him reading a poem I, he, Eric Huff, Adam Krueger and Edwin Perry collaborated on at a taqueria in Milwaukee. He reads it in the voice of Fred Rogers, more commonly known as Mr. Rogers:
Speaking of Ravnikar, I’ve got a reading with him in April. Speaking of readings, I’ve got a crapload of them coming up. One is today, in Iowa. Here they are for now:
Saturday, February 19th-7pm open mic, 8pm reading @ Dous Coffee and Ice Cream, Waverly, IA. w/ Eric Huff
Tuesday, March 1st– 7pm nerves of Steel Series, Chicago, IL
Friday, March 11th– 7pm – @Boswell Books, Milwaukee, WI. w/ Ed Makowski and Derrick Harriell.
Thursday, March 24th– 7pm @Marquette University, (Straz Tower Auditorium) Milwaukee, WI. w/ Dora Malech and Zach Savich
March 29th & 31st- 3pm @ Carthage College (Lentz buidling 203) THIS IS NOT A READING! I’ll be in conversation with students/ guest-facilitating Richard Meier’s class
Tuesday, April 5th– Visit with Mark Bilbrey’s Contemporary Poetry class @ UW Parkside, Kenosha, WI
Monday, April 11th– 7:30pm open mic; 9pm feature (Nick Demske), @ Molly Malone’s Irish Pub, 7652 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL
Saturday, April 16th– 7pm Poets in Print Reading Series, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center Gallery, 103A Park Trades, 326 W. Kalamazoo Avenue. w/ my hero, Anne Shaw
Saturday, April 30th– 7pm ______Shaped Reading Series, @ The Project Lodge, Madison, WI. w/ Nicholas Michael Ravnikar
Saturday, May 21st-8pm open mic; 9pm feature (Nick Demske) @ Unity Temple in Oak Park, 875 Lake Street (at Kenilworth), Oak Park, IL