Tuesday August 16, 7pm – Poetry
Poets and Prophets Presents
An Open reading follows the Feature Reading. Donations are accepted.
Frank Sherlock and the Philadelphia Poetry scene are synonymous. His work has been published widely in the small and electronic press. He is the author of Wounds in an Imaginary Nature Show, (Night Flag Press), Spring Diet of Flowers at Night, (Mooncalf Press), ISO, (furniture press) and 13, (ixnay press). Past collaborations include work with CAConrad, Jennifer Coleman and sound artist Alex Welsh. Frank has hosted a number of poetry series in the city, the latest The Night Flag Series and is a regular contributor to The Philly Sound Blog. You can visit with Frank at http://franksherlock.blogspot.com/
“I’ve been lucky enough to see Frank’s work evolve for more than a decade now, and we’ve been even luckier to publish a fair chunk of it here at ixnay press as well. His writing is equal parts body, brain, & spirit – the poems negotiate both the darkest avenues & brighest skies of our fair city, always with the keenest eye, the sharpest wit, the sexiest strut. & by the way, the man can break a line like no one else in the business.” – Chris McCreary- co-editor, ixnay press
“Frank Sherlock’s poetry uses a poetic composting system, where thoughts and noticings which might evaporate or be discarded from the mind are collected and made into an area of material where perceptions and insights can grow. Like Buck Downs, he uses a kind of poetic witness protection program to relocate micro-social speech rhythms, self-reflective process descriptions and figures of speech” – Drew Gardner’s Blog