Friday, January 28, 2011


Yuyu reading at Visible Voice Books, November 2009 – foto by Smith

Jammed up jelly tight for the next 6 days due to hosting a Nepalese poet, so blogs may or may be scarce.

Our poet friend Yuyutsu Ram Dass Sharma is reading 4 places in the next 6 dfays:

Yuyu Reading in Cleveland, Elyria and Lorain from his new book — Amazing Helambu
a photographic and poetic journey through the Helambu and Langtang area
228 pages, 125 panoramic photographs, 19 poems
ISBN 978-3-9810883-1-1

January 28th at 6:30 p.m.
In Verse Lorain: A Poetry and Performing Arts Extravaganza
at the Lorain Arts Council’s 737 Gallery, 737 Broadway Avenue in Lorain, Ohio.

January 29, 2011: Yuyutsu Sharma Katie Daley
at Mac’s Backs.
7 PM, 1820 Coventry Rd.,
Cleveland Hts., OH 44118. 216-321-2665.

January 30th at 1 p.m.
PoetryElyria at Jim’s Coffeehouse, 2 Kerstetter Way in Elyria, Ohio

February 2nd at 7 p.m.
Snoetry: A World Record Winter Wordfest
at Jim’s Coffeehouse,
2 Kerstetter Way in Elyria, Ohio

Here is a short sweet 10 year old poem — more rhyme per buck with 4 lines, 6 rhyming words: hole, soul, black, crack, sky, I. And actually backed rhymes internally too.

Used Karma Lot

I cut the cockroach off at the watering hole
Sent his brown backed soul
To that great black crack in the sky
May God have more compassion than I

– Steven B. Smith, 2001

Yuyu recording at Peter Ball’s Apartment One studio, November 2009 – foto by Smith

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