Thursday, May 5, 2011

W4tB presents Open Mic at the Bus Stop:

7:30pm - 10:00pm

Cafe Ballou

939 N Western Ave.

W4tB Open Mic Night
Featuring: Tom Curry
Suggested theme. Rantapalooza: bring out your rants kids,

Simply put, Tom Curry is one of my favorite poets. Tom is one of the veteran members of the Waiting 4 The Bus Poetry Collective.

Tom is an unrepentant iconoclast, continually honing his unique blend of philosophical hair splitting tempered with uncompromising and unapologetic bohemian rancor. His poetry is primarily concerned with the realm of thought, doggedly wrestling with those grand ideas that lie at the center of most things; however, these are not dry philosophical treatises. He approaches thought the way a painter approaches a blank canvas, carefully distilling the rushing tableau of ideas into planes and intersecting lines, form, space and proportion. Like a painter, Tom chooses his vantage point and his palette carefully in order to illuminate the barest sliver of what is possible in order to hint at what might otherwise be overwhelmingly incomprehensible.