is the grass any bluer...

is the grass any bluer...
on the other side?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Poets for Peace

by Kim Thomas

If you're tired of fussing and fighting, my friend, you will want to get thee to Al's Bar on Wednesday, March 25 when host and nature-hugger Eric Sutherland presents Holler Poets Series 11: Poets for Peace in the Mountains.

I grew fond and became a fan of the Holler Poets Series, a homegrown tribute to Kentucky writers, while researching and writing my cover story on Sutherland, Sunny Montgomery, Donna Ison, Devine Carama, Kristen Roach Thompson, Mike Kimble, just to name a few (see acewe - cover story 2.12.09 "...and the Beat goes on - Shout out for Holler) back after the Great Ice Storm of February. This heartwarming bunch of thoughtful people will renew your faith in activism through spoken word.

Sutherland and the Holler Poets urge you to support this effort by Kentucky writers to confront the destruction of Appalachia, featuring readings by Kentucky Poet Laureate, Jane Gentry Vance, Erik Reece, Jude McPherson, Jason Howard, George Ella Lyon and Silas House.

Music by Public Outcry and Karly Dawn Higgins of the Clack Mountain String Band

Moreover, admission is absolutely FREE (what more could you ask?) - and if you haven't had the pleasure to foller Holler yet, this is the perfect time to do it. Be there: Al's Bar, 8PM

Kentucky artist John P. Lackey will have commemorative woodblock prints available at the show and on his website,, in a limited printing of 150. The prints are $15 and half the proceeds will go to support KFTC's work in Appalachia.
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