Sunday, March 29, 2020

Rattle and Numb Live #2: "John Cage Engaged and Uncaged"

While quarantined at home, I started a new video series, "Rattle & Numb Live." Here's episode #2, featuring the 2nd poem in my latest book. It's my most known poem, from 2008, but still fits me like a pair of chaps.

For more about the book, Rattle and Numb: New and Selected Poems, 1992-2019, visit And please subscribe to my YouTube channel as well.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

The Pragmatic Soundcast features writer/musician Austen Roye

If you're looking for a podcast to check out, I highly recommend The Pragmatic Soundcast "for the DIY Creative." Their latest episode, featuring writer/musician Austen Roye (the author of God Save Your Mad Parade), was just released today and "is brought to you by Crisis Chronicles Press​." Available via Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more. Thank you, Adam Roye and Pragmatic Sound Co.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Rattle and Numb Live #1: "After Kao Ch'an"

While I'm cooped up at home thanks to canceled events, I started a new video series, "Rattle and Numb Live." In each episode I'll read a poem from my latest book, Rattle and Numb: New and Selected Poems, 1992-2019 [Venetian Spider Press], and discuss it. The first one is only three lines. I'm still experimenting with YouTube Live and working out the kinks, so please pardon any technical glitches. For more about the book, visit And please subscribe to my YouTube channel as well.

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Monday, March 9, 2020

CANCELLED: Poetry+ to feature Leah Mueller & Rikki Santer, 3/17 in Lakewood

UPDATE: Dear friends, due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic we have decided to cancel our March 17th Poetry+ featuring Leah Mueller and Rikki Santer at Art on Madison. We and our featured poets were very much looking forward to this. But we love you and want everyone to stay safe. Hopefully we can reschedule Rikki and Leah for a future Cleveland-area date.

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Poetry Plus at Art on Madison will triple your pleasure on Election/St. Patrick's Day with readings by two acclaimed featured poets - Leah Mueller and Rikki Santer - plus an open mic. Doors open at 7 pm. Show starts promptly at 7:30.

Leah Mueller is an indie writer and spoken word performer from Tacoma, Washington. She has published books with numerous small presses. Her most recent volumes, Misguided Behavior, Tales of Poor Life Choices (Czykmate Press), Death and Heartbreak (Weasel Press), and Cocktails at Denny's (Alien Buddha Press) were released in 2019. Leah’s work also appears in Blunderbuss, The Spectacle, Bad Pony, Outlook Springs, Atticus Review, Your Impossible Voice, and other publications. She won honorable mention in the 2012 Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry contest.

Rikki Santer’s poetry has appeared in numerous publications both nationally and abroad including Ms. Magazine, Poetry East, Margie, The Journal of American Poetry, Hotel Amerika, Crab Orchard Review, Grimm, Slipstream and The Main Street Rag. Her work has received many honors including five Pushcart and three Ohioana book award nominations as well as a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her eighth collection, Drop Jaw, inspired by the art of ventriloquism, was just published by NightBallet Press. She lives in Columbus, Ohio. Please contact her through her website:

Open mic to follow the features, emceed by John Burroughs, Ohio Beat Poet Laureate 2019-2021.

Please note: Poetry+ usually happens on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, visit our website at

Our next Poetry+ event, on 4/21 (National Poetry Month) will feature:
Terry Provost (Lakewood, OH) &
Nick Gardner (Mansfield/Bowling Green OH).

Art on Madison
14203 Madison Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107