Thursday, January 26, 2012

InsideOut Literary Arts Events

InsideOut Literary Arts Project
Poetry Events

IO's Poetry Corner 


Sir Isaac Newton's First Law of Motion

Matthew Olzmann


(published in the New England Review)


Objects in motion will remain in motion unless   
acted upon by an outside force. Objects  
at rest will remain at rest unless acted upon  
by an outside force. Matthew Olzmann  
is an object at rest, and will remain at rest, 
reclining on the couch while drinking Guinness  
and watching football. Or, he is an object at rest,  
and will remain at rest, sprawled over the couch  
while drinking Guinness and watching hockey.  
Or, he could be merely napping on the couch,  
having already finished a Guinness,  
and though the TV is on, he's not watching, 
because it's three in the afternoon and there's nothing  
to watch. Where does Matthew Olzmann go  
when he shuts his lovely eyes and dreams  
his lovely dreams about drinking Guinness  
while hunting saber-toothed tigers? Obviously,  
he goes nowhere. Let me say this again. The man  
is an object at rest, a legendary object at rest,  
and will remain at rest unless acted upon  
by his wife, who comes home shortly  
and will remind him to take out the garbage  
or go to the grocery store. Matthew Olzmann  
would have performed these duties by now,  
but it's hard to rise from this couch,  
impossible actually, if one believes in physics.  
Matthew Olzmann believes in physics.  
Let no one say he did not believe.



Come hear longtime IO Writer-in-Residence and Citywide Poet leader Olzmann read his work on Jan. 27th at the DAM or on Jan. 30th at WSU.

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Friday, January 27th

Writers Reading Series

6pm at Detroit Artists Market

4719 Woodward Ave., Detroit

The Writers Reading Series promotes InsideOut's teaching writers and brings their creativity to the community. This Friday's reading feature InsideOut's Writers-in-Residence: Aricka Foreman, Matthew Olzmann, Marcus Wicker, and Cindy Frenkel.

Saturday, January 28th

Michigan Louder Than A Bomb Youth Poetry Slam

7pm at Neutral Zone

310 E. Washington St. in downtown Ann Arbor (Washington and Fifth)

Sponsored by IO and NZ's VOLUME Poetry Project.

Eight Michigan teams representing schools from Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grosse Pointe, Kalamazoo, and Ypsilanti, will battle for the statewide crown.

Semi Final Bouts at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. are free and open to the public. Finals @ 7 p.m. admission $5 . Click here for more info.

IO's CWA team members (l to r): Grover, Justin, Ariana, Andrew,
Joseph and Ajanae practicing for Saturday's MLTAB slam.
Photo Credit - Nichole Christian.
Monday, January 30th

Noon Reading Series

At Wayne State University

5057 Woodward Ave. (at Putnam)

Featuring: Matthew Olzmann & Vincent Perrone

Reading is from 12-1 p.m. with light refreshments, room 10302 in Maccabees Bldg. on Woodward.

Upcoming @ Noon Reading Series include: Vievee Francis February 27, Lynn Crawford March 5, Keith Taylor March 26, Rob Halpern April 9. Free and open to the public.  Click here for more info.

Thursday, February 2nd


At Thistle Coffee House

4445 2nd Ave. (at Prentis) Detroit

Featuring: Whitney Syphax Walker

Open mic - 7pm, Feature 8pm

Free and open to the public.

| 5143 Cass Ave., Room 225 | WSU - State Hall | Detroit | Michigan | 48202

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