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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Zachary Schomburg and His Magic Poetry Mobile Take St. Louis Tonight!

Posted By on Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Tonight is Exploding Swan Night at Stirrup Pants Chapbooks (2122 Cherokee Street), which will deviate from its usual Saturdays-only schedule to host The Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra and a host of readers, including poet Zachary Schomburg, who has driven out here from Portland, Oregon, in his Magical Poetry Mobile just to read to us from his epic poem "Viking". (Rats & People will provide musical accompaniment.)

OK, so maybe not just for us. Schomburg, who Publisher's Weekly dubbed "the sincerest surrealist around" (is that even possible?) and also edits Octopus Magazine, is on a cross-country road trip that will take him to 21 different cities and provide the fodder for a feature-length poem-film/road documentary. If you need a ride to Cincinnati, his next stop, he also may be able to give you a ride.

The fun starts at 7:30 and will cost you five bucks, which also gets you a fiction reading by Anton DiSclafani, a poetry reading by Jenny Mueller, a field recording presentation by David Weinberg and intermissional crooning by Jaffa Aharonov.

For a preview of Schomburg's work, check out this multimedia project that appeared in Born Magazine or his prose poems in the current issue of Jellyfish Magazine.

You may also be able to hunt down his two collections of poetry, The Man Suit and Scary, No Scary, about which the Huffington Post wrote:

Schomburg is possibly the man who will save poetry for all of those readers who are about to give up on the genre. Scary, No Scary is both funny and ridiculously original. A playful, mournful, and sometimes sweet collection full of fantastic images and odd dialogue.

It's National Poetry Month, kids. Get out and celebrate!

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