Come out for cool gelato and cool poetry!

Saturday, June 16th, 2012 from  7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
CARPE DIEM! GELATO-ESPRESSO BAR, 812 Jefferson Street, Lafayette, LA
              On Saturday, June 16th, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. CARPE DIEM! GELATO-ESPRESSO BAR invites the public to spend a summer evening experiencing poetry by New Orleans poets Dave Brinks and Megan Burns while enjoying gelato, espresso, tea, and pastries when it hosts the VOICES IN SUMMER literary event.

Dave Brinks is a New Orleans poet, essayist, journalist and biographer. He is publisher of Trembling Pillow Press and ENTREPÔT, The Brain Trust News in Arts and Letters. He is editor-in-chief of YAWP: A Journal of Poetry & Art, director of 17 POETS! Literary & Performance Series, and founder of the New Orleans School for the Imagination.  Brinks is the author of six books including The Caveat Onus (Black Widow Press, 2009). His latest book, The Secret Brain: Collected Poems 1996-2012, is forthcoming (Black Widow Press, 2012).

Megan Burns is a poet, performer, essayist, and editor. She is an editor at Trembling Pillow Press and publishes the poetry magazine, Solid Quarter. Her poetry has appeared in Drunken Boat, Trickhouse, and New Laurel Review, among others.  She has three chapbooks: Frida Kahlo: I am the poem (2004) and Framing a Song (2010) from Trembling Pillow Press, and irrational knowledge (Fell Swoop, 2012). Megan has two forthcoming books of poetry: Sound & Basin (Portals Press, 2012) and a chapbook, “a city/ bottle boned” (dancing girl press).

The free event begins at 7:00 p.m. at 812 Jefferson Street, Lafayette. 

For More Info contact Clare L. Martin (337) 962-5886 or martin.clarel@gmail.com