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spacer.gif   October 28: Robbie Q. Telfer's Spiking the Sucker Punch Book Release at Chopin Theatre
Posted by : cj on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 11:06 AM
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pssst. also check out mental graffiti on october 19. click here for info.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Robbie Q. Telfer Book Release!
Spiking the Sucker Punch!
The Chopin Theatre
1543 W Division
Free. All ages.
Refreshments provided.
www.robbieqtelfer.com.

Spiking the Sucker Punch is the debut work of longtime Chicago performance poet and youth arts organizer, Robbie Q. Telfer. This book release will be a 90-minute performance with readings from the book, performances by youth and adult poets, and the work of trained house cats. There will be a reception before and after the show.

“You won’t find another poet haunting the bars and coffee shops with as much humor in his verse as Telfer… a seasoned comedian’s presence on stage, at once unassuming and unpredictable.”

—Time Out Chicago

From the back cover:

"This gloriously bellowed lyrical and linguistic chaos, this "mess of crossed wires and mixed seagulls," will make your status quo ache, your perceptions implode, your horizons widen and shatter. Robbie Q. writes us toward a primal need, the need to go absolutely insane with the possibilities of noun, verb and participles of the dangled variety. This is not spoken word on the page... this is spoken scream headed directly for that corner of your head you try to hide."

—Patricia Smith, author of Blood Dazzler, National Book Award Finalist

“Robbie Q, our dazzling shooting star sparking the gritty Chicago heavens, crackling with the surprising and contradictory rhythms of life on the run and in the heat.
Keep on, Brother Q, dance the dialectic, your wild inspired unruly convergence and conspiracy. Write on, Robbie Q, poems to spin us around, words, large enough and true. Q-man, quirky and quixotic--- quo vadis Robbie Q? Take me there, too.”

—Bill Ayers, Activist, Educator, Co-Author of Race Course Against White Supremacy

“In Spiking the Sucker Punch, Robbie Q. Telfer rocks out a bestiary of antic poetics all his own. In his open and generous hands, speech acts zoom in and out of our collective desire to live and love. You will feel alive again reading it.”

—Daniel Nester, author of How to Be Inappropriate and God Save My Queen I and II

About the author:

Robbie Q. Telfer is a touring performance poet, having been a featured performer/reader in hundreds of venues across North America and Germany - most recently with the annual Revival Tour. Previous work appears in the American Book Review, Octopus Magazine, cream city review and decomP magazinE, as well as several anthologies and DVDs. He was an individual finalist at the National Poetry Slam in 2007 and he co-wrote the video game Ninjatown DS. He lives in Chicago where he co-curates the Encyclopedia Show and is the Director of Performing Arts for Young Chicago Authors, a not-for-profit that gives creative writing opportunities and mentorship to Chicago teens. His work with YCA was featured in two documentaries from HBO and Siskel Jacobs Productions. This is his first collection of published poetry.

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ALSO CHECK OUT ROBBIE Q AT MENTAL GRAFFITI ON OCTOBER 19

Monday, October 19, 2009
7:30pm - 9:45pm
Butterfly Social Club
722 w. Grand

The Third Monday of October is upon us!

That means it is Mental Graffiti time. We felt like breaking you off something proper so we present to you Mr. Robbie Q. Telfer. We welcome Robbie back to Chicago after a nation wide tour with Anis Mojgani, Derrick Brown, and Buddy Wakefield.

And guess what Robbie did? He brought back a book. His book! And it is awesome!

Robbie helps run Young Chicago Authors, was a 2007 NPS indy finalist, and is the brain behind the wildly popular Encyclopedia Show. In short, he rules.

Also, we have the second slam of the season. We are using points this year so slam early and slam often. Remember, you can win $20 or the Mystery Prize!

Not feeling competitive? Sign up for the open mic and blow minds anyway!

Sign up begins at 7:30. First come, first served.

doors: 7:30
show: 8:00

$5 donation, 21 and up, no outside drinks.

Note: Don't miss this book release party for the new Chicago school of poetry's favorite poet / humorist. Also a peek at the upcoming Mental Graffiti show.

 
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