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WUWM Interview – Middle Coast Poets

Posted in General Poetry Stuff, Poetry Readings on August 31, 2013 by paulscotaugust

Robert Vaughan and I were interviewed by Stephanie Lecci on WUWM’s Lake Effect where we talked about the Middle Coast Poets reading series.

Read about it, and listen to the interview here.


Middle Coast Poets – A Reading Series

Posted in Poetry Readings on April 23, 2013 by paulscotaugust

Robert Vaughan and I got together for coffee a few weeks back and over the course of getting caffeinated and catching up on each other’s current writing projects, we lamented the fact that there really wasn’t any national poetry month events going on in Milwaukee this year. We joked that we should create one, and then it wasn’t a joke, and the planning began, and the planning for a one-off NaPoMo reading turned into an idea for a quarterly reading series. And so the Middle Coast Poets Reading Series was born! You can find us on Facebook here. We will have poets from Milwaukee and the surrounding states, and touring poets read each quarter, and we will alternate between the Riverwest and Bay View neighborhoods.

And our inaugural reading will take place on Monday, April 29th, at the Riverwest Public House at 815 east Locust Street in Milwaukee. The reading will begin at 7pm and go to about 9pm. The house serves alcohol, and books will be available from several of the poets.

The poets will be reading a favorite poem by someone else, followed by a few of their own, and are as follows:

Nikki Wallschlaeger
Matt Specht
Sharon Foley
Kari Freitag
Dawn Tefft
Paul Scot August
Ed Makowski
Andrea Potos
David Tomaloff
Brittany Cavallaro
Robert Vaughan

Please join us at our inaugural reading and support poetry in Milwaukee!

Upcoming Reading at Boswell Books in Milwaukee

Posted in General Poetry Stuff, Poetry Readings on April 4, 2012 by paulscotaugust

I will be reading my poetry on April 27th at 7pm at Boswell Books on Downer Avenue in Milwaukee as part of National Poetry Month. (Boswell Books, 2559 N. Downer Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53211)

More information here…

The main reader will be Marie-Elizabeth Mali from New York City whose new book “Steady, My Gaze” is wonderful. In addition, she is co-editor along with Annie Finch of the new anthology “Villanelles” and will be reading selections from it along with Kate Sontag, Marilyn L. Taylor, and Lisa Vihos. Both books will be available for purchase.

Facebook Event Information can be found here.

Omaha Railroad Depot, Rice Lake, WI

Posted in My Poems, Poetry Readings on July 9, 2011 by paulscotaugust

Got a text yesterday from my friend Brian letting me know he heard me on WUWM radio’s Lake Effect Show reading this poem. I had no idea, but I guess they took an out-take from the interview I did back in February and played a clip of me introducing and reading this poem. It was a pleasant surprise, so thank you Stephanie Lecci and the Lake Effect team. You guys do good work at WUWM and I appreciate you playing this…

Listen to me introducing and reading my poem Omaha Railroad Depot, Rice Lake, Wisconsin here…

Audio of me reading 4 poems for Bending Light into Verse II

Posted in My Poems, Poetry Readings on May 5, 2011 by paulscotaugust

Here’s a video with the audio of me reading 4 poems from Bending Light into Verse II with images of the photographs from the book by Jennifer Tomaloff. This took place on April 15th 2011 at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus. This was the Bending Light into Verse II book release and celebration event, sponsored by Straylight Literary Magazine. I end with a brand new 5th poem I wrote the day before the reading…

WUWM Lake Effect Interview

Posted in General Poetry Stuff, My Poems, Poetry Readings on February 18, 2011 by paulscotaugust

I was interviewed today on WUWM, our local NPR affiliate station, on their Lake Effect show.

I read two of my poems during the interview.

Thanks to poet Ed Makowski and producer Stephanie Lecci for the opportunity.

Here’s the link to their web page with an audio link or a download link to the interview.