Local Beer, Rhyming PoetsBy James Matthew Wilson for FRONT PORCH REPUBLIC
Devon, PA. As some FPR readers may already have noted on the Appearances Page, I will be one of seven poets reading from their work at the Victory Brew Pub this Sunday afternoon. For those of you who have not sampled the wares of this astonishingly ambitious and varied local brewery, the resonance of iambs and the echoes of rhyme in Downingtown this weekend should afford you opportunity.
Christine Yurick, the editor of Think literary journal, has organized the event, which features David Yezzi, editor of the New Criterion, Ernest Hilbert, formerly of Contemporary Poetry Review, of E-Verse Radio, and author of Sixty Sonnets, and several other poets whose work I greatly esteem (and have, for that matter, reviewed in various places). It was kind of Christine to add Hilbert, April Lindner and myself in as two local poets. Complete details for the event, including biographies and sample poems, can be found here.