Join local poet and frequent seveneightfive contributor Matthew Porubsky and friends for a, “Poetry Hootenanny,” at Blue Planet Cafe on Friday, November 4 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. This event celebrates the release of Porubsky’s lastest book, “Fire Mobile (the pregnancy sonnets).”

The word, “hootenanny,” harkens back to a time when folk singers would gather to perform, encouraging audience participation. In keeping with that tradition, Porubsky has invited other poets to join him, including Denise Low, William Sheldon, Eric McHenry, Kevin Rabas, Leah Sewell, Mary Stone Dockery, Jeff Tigchelaar, Jason Wesco, Serina Allison Hern and Brian Daldorph. Artwork by Stella Robbins, who illustrated Porubsky’s new book, will also be on display.

Audience members will have a chance to win a gallon of Porubsky’s Hot Pickles, from the famed local cafe owned by the poet’s family.

For a sneak peek of Porubsky’s work, read the interview by seveneightfive‘s poetry editor Dennis Etzel, Jr. from the September 1, 2011 issue of seveneightfive magazine.

Story by Rio Cervantes-Reed | Image courtesy of Matthew Porubsky

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