Fred Voss and Joan Jobe Smith: 'The Long Beach Connection'
Spoken Word at The Humber Mouth Literature Festival 2012
Hard Rhymes and Great Exclamations
Travelling over from the United States especially for this event, poets Fred Voss and Joan Jobe Smith appear with an evening of vivid vignettes that pull no punches and will hit you in the gut.
Fred Voss has been a machinist for 30 years, picking up the pen and the wrench to chronicle what goes on between tin walls. He has published three books of poems with Bloodaxe, Goodstone (1991), Carnegie Hall with Tin Walls (1998) and Hammers and Hearts of the Gods (2009).
His work has been featured prominently by the magazines Bête Noire in Britain and the Wormwood Review in the States, and he won the 1988 Wormwood Award. Love Birds, a collaboration with his poet wife Joan Jobe Smith, won the 1996 Chiron Prize.
Joan Jobe Smith is the founding editor of Bukowski Review and Pearl (celebrating its 46th issue). Her work, since 1974, has appeared internationally in more than 1,000 journals and anthologies and she has published more than 18 collections of poetry.
Hard Rhymes and Great Exclamations is a series of spoken word events and workshops that will take place between 23 June and 7 July at the Humber Mouth Literature Festival 2012. The project aims to engage a wide and comprehensive audience by working directly with the community, and to encourage participation in the arts by offering a diverse and cutting-edge programme of spoken word activity.
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Funded by Hull City Council