Home From Dubai: Karavatos Reading and Book Signing

Thursday 09 September, Fallbrook’s Writers Read presents

The Performance Poetry of Nicholas Karavatos

Café des Artistes
103 S. Main Street, Fallbrook, CA

5:30 Doors open, supper menu available
6:00 to 6:45 Nicholas Karavatos reading, Q&A and book signing
6:45 to 7:30 Open mic – share your original poetry or prose or relax and listen to others

Performance poet Nicholas Karavatos, a graduate of Humboldt State University, now lives in Dubai and teaches literature and creative writing at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. His collection of poetry, No Asylum, was published in December by Amendment Nine.

Click here to listen to Nick’s book launch performance.

Beat poet David Meltzer wrote of No Asylum, “Nicholas Karavatos is a poet of great range and clarity. This book is an amazing collectanea of smart sharp political poetry in tandem with astute and tender love lyrics. All of it voiced with an impressive singularity.”

Karavatos’ poetry has been published in many books and journals, including After the Fallen, Big Bridge: The War Papers, Blackbox – A Record of the Crash, Certain Stones, Cherry Bleeds, Country Activist, debt, Earth First! Radical Environmental Journal, EcoNews, Edge City Magazine, Hamilton Stone Review, Juke Jar, Log, Minotaur, Mirage Periodical, Numinous, Paisley Moon, PoetsWest Online, Portland Review, Prophetic Voices, Prosodia, Punk Rock Saved My Life, Red Fez, San Fernando Poetry Journal, Steelhead Special, Thieves Jargon, Tight, Travelling Poet, Todd Point Review, Toyon, Unlikely Stories, West Wind Review, What the Hell and With+Stand.

Rapunzel Akbar

Long hair hip hop Kabul reports
Jail for lewdly selling ice cream to girls

Homeland Security is a comic book serial
Not yet a graphic novel based on a screenplay

The top of the hour is the bottom of the barrel on this Fourth of July
The news is on repeat and I feel like a fool

Minimum wages are rising across
Car bombs are multiplying across

Gas lines in the Levant
She mouthlessly pleads for fuel

The whole planet watches Jerry Springer and Maury Povich
On satellite TV and sympathizes with the Taliban

“Holiday in Cambodia” is or is not a gap-fill
Sing-along around the barrel-fire folk song

— Nicholas Karavatos

For more information, contact Kit-Bacon at kb@kbgressitt.com or 760-522-1064.

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