Seven Towers are accepting submissions to Census 4, the fourth Seven Towers Anthology. This Anthology is a collaboration between the spoken word and the written word all contributors are committed to performing and reading their work in public places and all have read at events organised by or participated in by Seven Towers.
based on the legend of Medea - betrayed by Jason (of the Golden Fleece legend) Medea takes a terrible revenge upon Jason, the play 'Puppets of the Gods' will run from the 5th-8th June at 27 Pearse st Dublin beside the the Trinity Capital Hotel. E10 E8 concession booking info 087-1249456
Check out Ernest Hilberts brief excellent launch speech from the NY launch of 'Obscure Classics'
Obscure Classics of English Progressive Rock, Quincy R. Lehr’s first collection of poems since 2008’s critically acclaimed Across the Grid of Streets, extends and subtly alters that volume’s vision. By turns witty and serious, gentle and acerbic, concise and expansive, this volume is a deeply personal collection, drawing both on Lehr’s years in Ireland and in Brooklyn. Obscure Classics of English Progressive Rock confirms its author’s stature as an important up-and-coming American poet.
―Gifted with truly biting wit, Quincy R. Lehr is equal parts Beau Brummel and Jacques Brel, Lord Byron and John Dryden, Bob Dylan and Lenny Bruce. He is an Augustan satirist, of both the Roman and British varieties, with the dash and thrust of a Turkish corsair out for blood. Lehr’s verse amuses, stirs, and wounds all at once. His addictive stanzas—ironic, sophisticated, precise and profoundly moral, always venomous but buoyed by wisdom—serve as splendid and welcome antidotes to the suffocating naivety, sameness, and self-indulgence of so much American poetry. With a Luciferian glint in his eyes, he pierces everyday pieties and commonplace pompousness with a well-honed blade!‖ – Ernest Hilbert
―Quincy Lehr’s is an imagination that keeps poetry keen and on its toes. Free of dogma and not dogged by encomium, his voice "had to be imagined," in the words of Wallace Stevens, "as an inevitable knowledge." – Rowan Ricardo Phillips
Quincy R. Lehr was born in Oklahoma City, and he lives in Brooklyn, where he teaches history. His poems, criticism, and essays have appeared in numerous journals in North America, Europe, and Australia. He is the associate editor of The Raintown Review, and his first book, Across the Grid of Streets , appeared in 2008.