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Sunday, October 12, 2008

NEO Poet Field Guide

Full name: C. Allen Rearick
Age: Born in 1978
Habitat: Cleveland, Ohio
Range: I have read as such locations as: Verlies Café (OH), The Metropolitan Ensamble Theater (MO), Pat’s in the Flats (OH), Cuyahoga Community College (OH), The Collinwood Arts Center (OH), The Prosperity Social Club (OH), The Language Foundry (OH), The Maple Grove (OH), The Spider Room (NY), Visible Voice Books (OH), Mac’s Backs Books (OH), The Literary Café (OH), Bela Dubby (OH).
Diet: Raymond Carver, Kurt Vonnegut, Sharon Olds, John Dorsey, Thomas Mann, Zygote In My Coffee, Happiness, Bella, Waking Life, American Beauty, Julien Donkey-Boy, Harmony Korine, Gus Van Sant, Guerilla Poetics Project poets, Ron Paul, The Bible.
Distinguishing Markings: Through These Eyes (Tainted Coffee Press, 2008), Mad Hatters’ Review, Opium, Posey, Identity Theory, Dogmatika, Zygote In My Coffee, Orphan Leaf Review, Words Dance, Get Underground, Open Wide Magazine
Predators: Being caught in the stasis of just living. That instance between time and waking. Being stuck between the transformation of amber into orange. We are all capable of madness at some point in our lives.
Prey: The belief that people still care.

Call:
“My body aches. I want
to feel again the touch
of a woman, fall in love
with a complete stranger,
stand barefoot outside atop
the heat of clumsy sidewalks
in the rain – both our bodies
tickled by liquid kisses
as thin as pin-pricks,
content in the imperfection
of our not yet knowing
each other’s needs or secrets…”

-From “In This Bedroom”

Contact info: http://callenrearick.blogspot.com/


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The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau