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October 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Fox Cities Book Festival partners with Poetry Unlocked to present poets Kavon Cortez-Jones and Beth Spencer. Each featured poet will read for 20 minutes, followed by an open mic at which members of the audience can read 1-2 poems.
Cortez-Jones self-published his debut poetry book, Club Noir, September 26th, 2016, his 22nd birthday. The young scribe sold over six hundred copies since with no book release party or bookstore purchases. Instead, he met with friends and colleagues in coffee shops, Fuel Cafe, Rochambo for a fulfilling in-person exchange.
C- in Conduct, Poems from a Semi-Wayward Life, is a collection of poetry chosen from decades of poet Beth Spencer’s life. The poems are both lyrical and accessible and address common feelings with a slightly skewed perspective. In topics ranging from trout to travel, snow to stoneflies, acorns to wax lips, Beth Spencer transforms the ordinary view with fresh, and sometimes, startling imagery.