Tuesday January 7, 2014 – 7pm
Moonstone Poetry @ Brandywine Workshop
730 S. Broad Street
Poe-Film Tuesday ($5/$3 for students)
“Us poets are notoriously bad at math, but this we know: Philly poetry is fun. Movies are fun. Poetry x movies = funner squared. If you’re ready for something a little different in your literary delights, look no further then Poe-Film Tuesdays” Warren Longmire
Ryan Eckes lives in South Philadelphia. He’s the author of Old News (Furniture Press, 2011), Valu-Plus (forthcoming, Furniture Press, 2014), and other books. Some of his poetry can be found on his blog, Old News (ryaneckes.blogspot.com). He works as an adjunct at Temple University and Community College of Philadelphia.
Night on Earth is a 1991 film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. It is a collection of five vignettes, taking place during the same night, concerning the temporary bond formed between taxi driver and passenger in five cities: Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Rome, and Helsinki. Jarmusch wrote the screenplay in about eight days, and the choice of certain cities was largely based on the actors with whom he wanted to work.  The soundtrack of the same name is by Tom Waits.
Open Reading follows, Charles S. Carr, host