Steven McCabe is a poet and multidisciplinary artist. He is the author of four full-length poetry collections, has co-authored a chapbook, and is the creator of six poetry videos. These were begun after ‘Hierarchy of Loss’ (2007) and were completed 2009-2013. While his work was included in a couple anthologies during this time, his poetic energies were directed toward the videos. After breaking an ankle on the final day of May 2014, he destroyed all his unedited poetry prior to 2014. Most recently he authored a 'wordless poem,' Nevermore Together (The Porcupine's Quill press, 2014), using 120 linocut prints. A link to his interview about the idea of a ‘wordless’ poem is included below. He has performed poetry with musicians, dancers & multimedia presentations. He creates digital & original visual art @ his Wordpress blog poemimage, creating a parallel visual narrative to accompany Canadian and International poetry. He is currently editing a new poetry manuscript. The first drafts he is working on may become a straight text poem or may be incorporated into ‘poemics,’ combinations of comics and poetry.
London Open Mic Poetry Night features one poet per season from outside the London, Ontario region.
WHERE: The Mykonos Restaurant at 572 Adelaide St. North, London, Ontario. The restaurant has a large, enclosed terrace just behind the main restaurant, which comfortably holds 60 poetry lovers. Mediterranean food and drinks are available. The terrace is open to the parking lot behind. Overflow parking is available across the side street and in the large lot one block north, in front of Trad’s Furniture.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 6th, 2016. Doors: 6:00 to 6:30 (It's a restaurant.) Event begins at 7:00
THE FEATURED POET: Steven McCabe will open the poetry portion of the event at 7:00.
OPEN MIC: Following the featured poet, and an intermission at 8:00 pm, open mic poets will read to as late as 10:30. Each poet has five minutes (which is about two good pages of poetry, but it should be timed at home). Sign up on the reader's list, which is on the book table at the back. It's first come, first served.
COVER: Pay What You Can (in jar on back table, or use Donate Button on website Donate Page). Your contributions are our only source of income to cover expenses.
RAFFLE PRIZES: Anyone who pays what cover they can at the event receives a ticket for a raffle prize, three of which will be picked after the intermission. The prizes consist of poetry books donated by Brick Books and The Ontario Poetry Society.