Song That Fathoms Home: Poems

Song That Fathoms Home: Poems

by Ray McNiece
     
 

Poetry. Ray McNiece has toured in Italy with Lawrence Ferlinghetti and in Russia with poet laureate Yevgeny Yevtushenko, where he appeared at the Russian Poets' Hall of Fame and was dubbed "the American Mayakovsky." "From Venice, Italy to Venice, California, there's one poet who dares control the road--Ray McNiece puts pedal to metal.In the Super Heroes of Poetry,

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Poetry. Ray McNiece has toured in Italy with Lawrence Ferlinghetti and in Russia with poet laureate Yevgeny Yevtushenko, where he appeared at the Russian Poets' Hall of Fame and was dubbed "the American Mayakovsky." "From Venice, Italy to Venice, California, there's one poet who dares control the road--Ray McNiece puts pedal to metal.In the Super Heroes of Poetry, he's Power Man, able to blast meaning at unsuspecting audiences from around the corner and around the globe. Heed him!"--Bob Holman.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780933087859
Publisher:
Bottom Dog Press
Publication date:
11/19/2003
Series:
Bottom Dog Press Harmony Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Ray McNiece is from Cleveland, Ohio, and has performed most recently in Italy with poets Anne Waldman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Ed Sanders as part of the City Lights Italia Festival. In Russia he read with their poet laurete Yevgeny Yevtushenko and appeared on "Good Morning Russia" and was dubbed, "the American Mayakovsky." He has collaborated with his band Tongue-in-Groove to create two poetry musicals, Mouth Music, and The Rustbowl Hootenanny. He is the voice of Woody Guthrie on NPR's Hard Travellin.' In a review of his solo theatre work, the Star Phoenix said, "His thoughtful writing combines with perfectly timed delivery to create a wordscape that owes as much to jazz as drama."

Ray McNiece has earned a national reputation as a poet and performer for almost two decades through his solo theater pieces, his poetry and music shows, his captaining of 2 National Poetry Slam Championship teams, his "edu-taining" children's shows and workshops, and his yearly country-wide tours of performance poems, stories and songs.

He was the 1999 Grand Slam Champion of the Arkansas Celebration of the Arts, the largest performance poetry prize ever awarded. He received the 1999 Award of Excellence for his writing from Northern Ohio Live and won the 1999 Lyricist Review Song contest. McNiece was awarded an artist residency at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in 2001, and at the Jack Kerouac House in Orlando in 2002.

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