featuring Shelly Taylor & Tracy Thomas

Friday October 10th

Open mic starts at 7pm sign-up starts 6:45 

Shelly Taylor is the author of two full-length collections: Lions, Remonstrance (Coconut Books Braddock Book Prize: 2014) & Black-Eyed Heifer (Tarpaulin Sky: 2010), as well as three chapbooks: Peaches the yes-girl (Portable Press at YoYo Labs: 2008), Land Wide to Get a Hold Lost In (Dancing Girl: 2009), Dirt City Lions (Horse Less: 2012). Hick Poetics, an anthology of contemporary American rural poetry co-edited with Abraham Smith, will be released from Lost Roads Press in early 2015. Born in deep south Georgia, Taylor is an instructor at the University of Arizona. She calls Tucson & horseback home.

Tracy Thomas grew up rambling about the West with his family, Colorado, Wyoming, California and finally Arizona, pretty much a veritable Fredrick Remington painting; that’s not true, but it was fun. He started writing poetry and fiction over twenty years ago after studying existential philosophy (pretentious but true). He's published almost fifty poems in various literary journals through the years and his first book of poetry, Runes was published in 2010 by BlazeVox.

Hosted by Bill Campana, Jack Evans, and Shawnte Orion

9 The Gallery
1229 Grand Ave.
Phoenix AZ, 85007