by Steve Haruch
The sixth installment of the East Side’s grimiest, chillest, most salient poetry series has some serious, if somewhat misleading, connections to the 1970s. For instance: Nickole Brown, who had to cancel a while back, was once editorial assistant to Hunter S. Thompson. But that doesn’t tell you anything about her poetry, which is lyrical and quick.
Klyd Watkins’ name might sound familiar — he was part of the quartet whose Poetry Out Loud series of hypnotic, tape echo-saturated recordings were re-released by De Stijl Records earlier this year. But he (probably) won’t be moaning through a delay pedal on this night, though we wouldn’t put it past him. Buttressed with music by Nashville institution Mark “Porkchop” Holder and fiction by Murray State professor William W. Miller, this promises to be another solid, primordially stirred session.