January 30, 2012

February's First Friday Poetry features EVA XANTHOPOULOS!

Arts in Stark and The Poet's Haven present Canton's First Friday Poetry Spectacular! February 3rd will feature the poetry of Eva Xanthopoulos!

Eva Xanthopoulos is the founder of Poehemian Poetry and the co-founder of True Colors Press. Her work has been published in se...veral anthologies and she is the author of three books; "The Artistic Muse," "Water Walker," and "The Poehemian Series." Poetry, music, and art are her muses and her life would lack color without them. She writes to inspire others -- it's safe to say that it's her life's purpose. Her official website can be found at www.theartisticmuse.com.

NEW LOCATION NEW LOCATION!!!!!! The Poetry Spectacular will now take place at CABLE HALL in the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts!!! (That's the same place as the Canton Museum of Art. We're by the Pegasus sculpture.)

This show includes an open-mic and poetry slam. First place in the slam wins $50. Second place wins $30. Third place wins $20. Prize money provided by Arts in Stark.

This is an ALL-AGES/UNMODERATED event, meaning that everyone is welcome to attend and participate, but parents should be aware that there are no restrictions on language and some performances may contain adult language and content.

We will be broadcasting this event on USTREAM! (Don't worry, poets, the open-mic will not be recorded. You can still feel free to try out rough drafts during the first portion of the event.)


January 19, 2012


Based on the number of text messages and now phone calls I've gotten the past week, I feel that I may need to emphasize something: There is NO Saturday Night With The Poet's Haven event this month. Saturday Night With The Poet's Haven shows are now bimonthly, held every even-numbered month exclusively at Phoenix Coffee in South Euclid. The next Saturday Night show will be on February 18th. A feature announcement will be made soon.

I will be using the months that we do not have a Saturday Night show to do other types of events. Poet's Haven will be going to art festivals and staging other types of unique events, working on exposing modern poetry to the wider masses.

While I was planning something cool for this month, the series of automotive catastrophes I've dealt with recently have caused me some financial distress. As a result, I put the plans on hold for another time, when I have the financial resources (read that as "gas money") necessary to successfully pull off the larger event I was aiming for. As it is, with limited travel options, I've managed to get a significant amount of work done on the new podcast series (and even some work on material for the "Saturday Night" podcasts, too). More on that in the near future. (NOTHING is getting posted until at least five episodes are complete.)

Fortunately, there's another big event happening this month that I can direct your attention to! Stardust Poetry at Karma Cafe starts off this coming Tuesday, January 24th! Stardust Poetry will be a monthly open-mic event, held on the fourth Tuesday each month. It is semi-unmoderated, meaning adult language will be okay as long as no young children come in. (We will also do our best to warn any parents that bring kids with them.) Karma Cafe is located at 4339 Dressler Road NW, Canton, OH 44718 (behind Rooster's, the former Arabica location). Skylark will be emceeing this show. :-) See you there!

January 6, 2012

TONIGHT! First Friday Poetry Spectacular!!!

Canton's First Friday Poetry Spectacular returns tonight in a new location! The slam will be taking place at Cable Recital Hall in the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts! (That's the same place as the Canton Museum of Art, if you didn't know.) (1001 N. Market Ave. Canton, OH 44702) See you there!