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Tuesday 04.09.14 - Litmus Press and Cultúr Éireann (Culture Ireland) are proud to present two poets from Ireland, Patrick Cotter and Matthew Sweeney, reading with Stacy Szymaszek and Jamie Townsend 7pm - Bingo in the front Bar with Ms. B!

Two Irish Poets & Two Local Heros: Szymaszek, Townsend, Cotter and Sweeney 4/9 at Branded Saloon http://www.litmuspress.org/events.html Litmus Press and Cultúr Éireann (Culture Ireland) are proud to present two poets from Ireland, Patrick Cotter and Matthew Sweeney, reading with Stacy Szymaszek and Jamie Townsend on April 9th at 7 pm.

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Stacy Szymaszek is the author of the chapbooks Orizaba: A Voyage with Hart Crane (2008), Stacy S.: Autoportraits (2008), from Hart Island (2009), austerity measures (2012) and others. She also authored the book-length collections Emptied of All Ships(2005) and Hyperglossia (2009) both published by Litmus Press. She is the Director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church and serves as a mentor for Queen Arts Mentorship. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Stacy Szymaszek is the author of the chapbooks Orizaba: A Voyage with Hart Crane (2008), Stacy S.: Autoportraits (2008), from Hart Island (2009), austerity measures (2012) and others. She also authored the book-length collections Emptied of All Ships (2005) and Hyperglossia (2009) both published by Litmus Press. She is the Director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church and serves as a mentor for Queer Arts Mentorship.
from "austerity measures" by Stacy Szymaszek cut self slack day org better be sea- worthy five years before the mast


Jamie Townsend is the managing editor for Aufgabe, as well as the co-founder of con/crescent, a periodic hub of creative mumbo-jumbo. He is author of the chapbooks STRAP/HALO (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs; 2011), Matryoshka (LRL Textile Editions; 2011), and THE DOME (Ixnay Press; 2011). In 2012 he was selected to be a Millay Colony fellow. Jamie Townsend is the managing editor for Aufgabe, as well as the co-founder of con/crescent, a periodic hub of creative mumbo-jumbo. He is author of the chapbooks STRAP/HALO (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs; 2011), Matryoshka (LRL Textile Editions; 2011), and THE DOME (Ixnay Press; 2011). In 2012 he was selected to be a Millay Colony fellow.






I'm Yours by Jamie Townsend Every evening decadence returns to language the gossip of the day solidifies into an embarrassment of awkward physical riches a mobile lab where we test the parameters of personal obsession or sandbox of sugar where i bury our remains tonight i want to make an imprint of your face in the impending snow i feel like writing’s just bare comparison shitty equivocation ricepaper flowers in the winter glare on the mantle of my heart i’ve set a silent frozen relief it’s Xmas in at least three states & I text you my love with a double- edged intent when he was young David Bowie changed his name to embody a direct association between a thought & flesh forever altering himself & everybody else in the process our social history bulges like negative space in 3D there are echoes of people fucking in the apartment one floor up maybe in this moment they’re in love


Matthew Sweeney was born in Lifford, Co. Donegal, Ireland in 1952. He moved to London in 1973 and studied at the Polytechnic of North London and the University of Freiburg. After living in Berlin and Timisoara for some years, he returned to Ireland and now lives in Cork. He has published eleven poetry collections. His latest is Horse Music (Bloodaxe Books, 2013). Black Moon was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award. Horse Music is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. He has also published editions of selected poems in Canada (Picnic on Ice, Vehicule Press, 2002) and in Germany (Rosa Milch, bilingual trs. Jan Wagner, Berlin Verlag, 2008). Matthew Sweeney was born in Lifford, Co. Donegal, Ireland in 1952. He moved to London in 1973 and studied at the Polytechnic of North London and the University of Freiburg. After living in Berlin and Timisoara for some years, he returned to Ireland and now lives in Cork. He has published eleven poetry collections. His latest is Horse Music (Bloodaxe Books, 2013). Black Moon was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award. Horse Music is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. He has also published editions of selected poems in Canada (Picnic on Ice, Vehicule Press, 2002) and in Germany (Rosa Milch, bilingual trs. Jan Wagner, Berlin Verlag, 2008). A History Of Glassblowing by Matthew Sweeney The records show that in Shanghai at the end of the Yuan Dynasty, the year 1364, a glassblower blew a mermaid that came to life, and swam away. And in Cologne, in 1531, a team of glassblowers blew an orchestra, instruments and all, and these played. Then on Hokkaido, in 1846, a blind monk blew his own Buddha to pray to, and the next day he was able to see. In Natchez, in 1901, a glassblower blew a paddleboat with gamblers in it, one of them lying dead. And in Oaxaca, in 1929, a small version of the Sierra Madre was blown, with golddiggers on its lower slopes, and the whole town filled with gold. In Letterkenny, in 1965, a woman blew a flock of glass sheep, wool and all, each of them with a tinkly baa. In 1993, in Séte, the harbour glassblower blew a lighthouse with its own light, and in 2004, in Timisoara, three glassies blew a new solar system that they let float up and away.





Patrick Cotter was born in Cork in 1963. He has published several chapbooks, a verse novella and two full collections of poems Perplexed Skin (Syracuse U.P. 2008) and Making Music (Three Spires 2009). His translations of the Estonian Surrealist poet Andres Ehin are collected in Moose Swallow (Southword Editions, 2005). His own poems have been translated into a dozen languages and he has been invited to read at literary festivals on three continents.
Patrick Cotter was born in Cork in 1963. He has published several chapbooks, a verse novella and two full collections of poems Perplexed Skin (Syracuse U.P. 2008) and Making Music (Three Spires 2009). His translations of the Estonian Surrealist poet Andres Ehin are collected in Moose Swallow (Southword Editions, 2005). His own poems have been translated into a dozen languages and he has been invited to read at literary festivals on three continents. Preise dem Engel die Welt by Patrick Cotter A bonsai-sized angel lies asleep in my shopping bag, wings curled in on itself, either a handsome she or a pretty young he. It snores harp strings in no particular tune but in a pleasant calming hum which attracts the dusky, snub-nosed brunette from across the vastness of table sixteen. She looks from me to the bag and back, perplexed, slightly anxious. Her mouth opens to speak, but shuts soundlessly. She knows me not and returns to her broadsheet’s miniscule print with lessened concentration, nostrils flexing. I wonder what noise the angel makes when it awakes: it’s been asleep since I bought it along with the box of angel food.



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Come get your BINGO in the front bar!

Tuesday at Branded Saloon 8-9pm - Tammy Wynette Bingo!! Corn dog, PBR, and Mountain Dew Slushie specials!

It's NOT your Grandma's Bingo.. although we think Grandma's Bingo is also FUN!