Jaye Bartell Shuffles Off in Style
Jaye Bartell, who's been an important part of the Asheville poetry scene for the past five years, is planning to shuffle off to Buffalo in a week. Sebastian, Laura, and I invited him to join us again in the studio last Sunday for WordPlay, and had a great electric time; the show's still available on the website through the Archive page.
He's giving a farewell reading tomorrow night, Friday, 8th December, at 9:30 PM at the New French Bar. Jaye's recent poems move toward an engagement with language that seems to me new for him, and it should be a treat to hear them live.
Note: There's a selection of Jaye's poems in the December Rapid River, available now; his blog is Makes a Bird.