Reading at Bear Pond Books

I had the opportunity to read at Monpelier’s Bear Pond Books last night, sharing the podium with Neil Shepard, who read from his new book, Hominid Up. We had a great audience, which included my four year old, Isa, who almost stole the show until Neil took the podium. The poems in Neil’s new collection stand up under careful scrutiny on the page, but like all my favorite poetry they lend themselves to oral delivery. Highlights included the title poem, “At the Corner of Broadway and 105th,” and two jazz poems, “Joe Louis and the Duke” and “This is a Test, Can You Hear Me?” I look forward to the next tie I get to hear Neil read. And I highly recommend you check out his book:

http://www.amazon.com/Hominid-Up-Neil-Shepard/dp/1908836954/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430317338&sr=1-1&keywords=hominid+up

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Library Journal tags From the Hip as awesome

fromTheHipCheck out number two on this list of “exciting new titles for poetry lovers.”

http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2014/11/books/nonfic/arts-humanities/poetry-beyond-the-basics-22-exciting-titles-for-poetry-lovers-everywhere/

Thanks, team LJ!

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“One Night Stand”

You can check out a new piece, “One Night Stand” in the latest issue of The Cortland Review:

http://www.cortlandreview.com/issue/66/cramer.php

Also, I love my wife and would never cheat on her.

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New Interview about From the Hip

fromTheHipThe latest interview about From the Hip was with Shelagh Shapiro for her series Write the Book.

You can check it out here:

http://writethebook.podbean.com/e/stephen-cramer-interview-325-121514/

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New poem in The American Poetry Review

loops“The Disintegration Loops” is featured in the Nov/Dec issue of my absolute favorite literary journal. Just received my author copies in the mail today. Tonight we celebrate.

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A Night of Hip Hop Literature at Phoenix Books!

phoenixwindowA Night of Hip Hop Literature with Stephen Cramer & Laban Carrick Hill (Burlington) | Phoenix Books

Join me and Laban Carrick Hill for a night of hip hop literature on Thursday, October 23rd at 7:00.

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A great article about From the Hip via Tom Weaver

http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmpr/?Page=news&storyID=19350&category=ucommall

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