Moonstone Poetry @ Fergie’s Pub
1214 Sansom Street.
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 7pm
Hayden Saunier & Elliott Levin
Hayden Saunier is the author of two poetry collections, Tips for Domestic Travel, published by Black Lawrence Press and Say Luck, which just won the 2013 Gell Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in such journals as the Beloit Poetry Journal, Virginia Quarterly Review, Tar River Poetry, Rattle, Nimrod, and Smartish Pace and has won numerous awards, including the Pablo Neruda Prize and the Rattle Poetry Prize. She is also an actress and voice-over performer with credits that include The Sixth Sense, Philadelphia Diary, Do No Harm and the voice of a broken-down stove for Ikea as well as numerous roles in the theatre. She lives outside Philadelphia. (www.haydensaunier.com <http://www.haydensaunier.com>
Born in 1953, Elliott Levin is a Philadelphia born and based jazz musician and poet. For ten years he toured the world with Harold Melvin & The Blue otes, as saxophonist in The Sound of Philadelphia band. His poetry has been published in several periodicals including the LA Weekly, Blue Beat acket (Japan), The Painted Word, Po’ Fly, The Nile, Vital Pulse, Ozone, and Poets & Prophets. He regularly performs jazz and poetry with Gloria Tropp, Miguel Algarin, Cecil Taylor’s groups Phthongas and Unit Core Ensemble, New Ghosts, Interplay and Talking Free Be-Bop. His original music and poetry was recorded for broadcast throughout the USA as part of the New American Radio Series. Frank met Elliott in the summer of 1994 at the Lollapalooza festival in Philadelphia where Frank was booked as one of the featured spoken word artists. Elliott joined Frank and Courtney Love the night before at a local bar for some raucous stage antics and then reconvened the next day on the concert stage for some poetic and musical mayhem. Spoken Motion has never been the same since. Elliott appears on Cecil Taylor’s latest album, Live in Berlin, on FMP Records.
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