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Poetry & Pints at The GLCL

Sunday, April 05, 2015

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters

758 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids MI 40503

On Sunday, April 5 at 6:30pm join us at the Writers Hub for an edition of Poetry & Pints with readings by Amber Nelson, David Landrum, S. Marie Clay, and Jen Tynes.

Poetry & Pints is a monthly, Sunday night reading series in Grand Rapids, Michigan, hosted by Michael Sikkema and Jen Tynes. It features a combination of local poets, traveling poets, and delicious Michigan beer. 

Amber Nelson is the co-founder and poetry editor of the online journal alice blue, and the founding editor of alice blue books and shotgun wedding. Her first book, In Anima: Urgency is available, and second book, The Human Seasons, is forthcoming from Coconut Books. She lives and rides her bike in Seattle.

David W. Landrum has published over 300 poems in journals in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Europe, Israel, and Asia. His chapbook, The Impossibility of Epithalamia, is available through Amazon. An instructor at Grand Valley State University, Landrum has also published a great deal of fiction and several scholarly studies.

S. Marie Clay is a PhD student at Western Michigan University where she teaches creative writing and currently serves as the editor-in-chief of Black Tongue Review. She is the author of Strange Couple from the Land of Dot and Line (Orange Monkey Publishing, 2014) and her work has been featured in Tupelo QuarterlyPhoebeElevenElevenDrunken BoatColumbia Poetry ReviewBest of Kore PressH_NGM_N,Forklift OhioGhost Town Literary Magazine and others.

Jen Tynes is the founding editor of Horse Less Press. She is the author of three full-length books of poetry--Trick Rider (Trembling Pillow Press), Heron/Girlfriend(Coconut Books), and The End Of Rude Handles (Red Morning Press), and the author or co-author of eight chapbooks. Her fourth book of poetry, Hunter Monies, is forthcoming from Black Radish Books in early 2016. She teaches writing and lives in Grand Rapids.

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