Monday, November 7, 2011

Local Poetry Night with Jennifer Burd and rendered into song by Laszlo Slomovits #bookstore #michigan #michlit

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Local Poetry Night with Jennifer Burd and rendered into song by Laszlo Slomovits

Join us for a beautiful evening of poetry and music featuring Jennifer Burd, poet, and Laszlo Slomovits, musician, both from Ann Arbor. Jennifer will read selections from her book of poems, Body and Echo. Laszlo will perform original music and poetry, along with providing accompaniment to Jennifer's performance.  

Jennifer has had poetry published in numerous journals, and her full-length book of poems, Body and Echo, was published by PlainView Press in 2010. She is also the author of a book of creative nonfiction, Daily Bread: A Portrait of Homeless Men & Women of Lenawee County, Michigan based on her experiences reporting on local homelessness for the Adrian, Michigan, Daily Telegram. Burd received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington, and currently works as an editor and writer for the HighScope Educational Research Foundation in Ypsilanti, Michigan

Laszlo Slomovits is one of the twin brothers in Ann Arbor's nationally-known children's folk music duo, Gemini ( and has given concerts throughout the U.S. A number of his award-winning songs are featured in songbooks music teachers use throughout the country. Laszlo has also recorded five CDs of the poetry of Rumi and Hafiz, 12th and 13th Century Sufi Mystics, in translations by Coleman Barks and Daniel Ladinsky, which he has set to music. In today's event he will sing selections from a number of these recordings, as well as new original songs.

Thursday, November 10th at 5:30pm, Downtown Grand Rapids

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