File under: Poetry [Vol. 1] — David Rowe Reads from Unsolicited Poems

by David Rowe

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Poetry being primarily an oral art, the contemporary “spoken word” movement is misguided, a reinvention of the wheel in reaction to the pervasive, just as lamentable loss of rhythm & musicality in much of today’s written poetry. It’s as if by embracing the bogus spoken word subgenre, its practitioners feel their poetry is excused from having to work on the page.

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released August 17, 2015

Cover Drawing: Thaddeus Conti
Booklet Design: Andreas Faust
Thanks to Ralf Burgmayer for technically revising the recordings.

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David Rowe Los Angeles, California

Born in 1969 in Worcester, Mass., David Rowe is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Ireland. His poems have appeared in such journals as Big Bridge, The Cortland Review and Exquisite Corpse, and have been anthologized in The Southern Poetry Anthology (Texas Review Press), The Maple Leaf Rag (Portals Press) and The Great Sympathetic: Walt Whitman & the North American Review (NAR Press). ... more

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