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I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another till I drop. This is the night, what it does to you. I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.”

-Jack Kerouac

#ThisIsPoetry Results


This Is Poetry was the drunk on the weird side of poetry. Hosted by The Literary Underground, poets brought their protest and obscene natures to Springfield, I.L., to tackle the issues of who is fucking art, and who is dancing.

We gathered and performed a little of both.


Sponsored by Citizens for Decent Literature Press, Punk Hostage Press, Red Fez Publications, Zygote in my Coffee, Blotterature Literary Magazine, Nostrovia Poetry, UndergroundBooks, and Books & Shovels, there was an eclectic voice pattern that vocalized at The Legacy Theater, August 9th, 2014.
This was Books & Shovels 7th gig, and an amazing experience over all.
Ron Whitehead, Ryder Collins, Craig Ultraviolence Cady, Bill Gainer, A. Razor, T. A. Noonan, Carleen Tibbetts, Russell Jaffe, Ryan Snellman, Michele McDannold, Jeremiah Walton, and John Swain were among the poets and artists who rummaged through their skulls for us.

Kari Ann Spencer was the evening’s camera hawk, and captured the moments below.

kari ann spencer
Filed under: Books & Shovels, N! News

About the Author

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Oi ! I’m Jeremiah Walton. For the past ~3 years I’ve been bopping around the U.S. between hitchhiking + rubber tramping, running traveling bookstore Books & Shovels + indie publisher Nostrovia! Press. My focus is in-person distribution at open mics + features + busking. Word of mouth is a fulfilling & feels to be a more intimate promotional process. I’ve featured at the NYC Poetry Festival + San Francisco Lit Crawl + Snoetry Cleveland + Beast Crawl Oakland + This Lil Lit Fest + street corners across the country. There’s a handful of my books floating around the country, but most recently is “From Here Til Utopia” (Ghost City Press). Raccoons + coyotes are my companions. Hope you dig the poems, much love, thank you❤

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