A READING BY EX-ZEN MONK POETS
Featuring: JERRY MORGAN, ED KRIZEK,
ANGEL HOGAN & LEONARD GONTAREK
Hosted By EMILY DICKINSON –
“Saint of the Spoken Word Scene”
“Queen of the Nightclub World”
Saturday, April 1, 2015, 3 AM
CITY BOOK SHOP –
Pine & Quince Streets, Philadelphia
Angel Hogan is unflappable, buoyant, waggish, efficacious, indefinable, demiurgic, self-made thousandaire writer Angel Hogan is best known for her chapbook "Snapped It Back Into Place, & I'm Proud," a six-part choreopoemoir about life with a broken toe.
Leonard Gontarek is the author of over
one book of poems. He was raised by
wolves and is a disappointment to them.
Jerry Morgan is a local Philadelphia poet who grew up in the rural mountains of Appalachian Maryland. A pharmacist by trade, but a poet at heart, he dedicates much of his writing to his unique childhood in the Pentecostal church and his intense love of birds. He highly recommends refraining from petting strange dogs and is deathly afraid of ants. His current project, Odes for Linda, is series of poems inspired by his ten year relationship with his bare-eyed cockatoo.
Ed Krizek was elected President of his sixth grade class in 1966 and sponsored an essay contest in which he received third place for his essay titled “Cheating”. Ed graduated from Roslyn Public High School in Nassau County, NY after being expelled from an elite Prep School in Florida with seven weeks to go in his senior year of high school after being found in the girls’ dormitory after hours. Ed had all his clothes on but was drinking whiskey and playing the guitar, singing his rendition of Bob Dylan’s song, “The Times They Are A Changing”. He has entered the BIG and the REALLY BIG chapbook contests many times and has never been mentioned. Ed usually publishes his work in obscure journals (What poetry journal is not obscure?) that few people read. He has also published several poetry collections. After reading Ed’s most recent offering one reviewer stated, “This stuff is mildly interesting but I wouldn’t pay for it.’ He is telling all his friends about this reading as well as posting an ad on Facebook.