It’s been one of those stretches lately where I keep hearing from my college friends.
My friend and Indiana poet Scott Brewer sent me a press release about his new book of poetry and a reading scheduled for next week in Indianapolis. I can guarantee that Scott will do a great reading – he was a great actor in college theater, with tremendous presence, and his performance in a theatrical version of Rashomon was as good as anything I’ve ever seen on stage. He was also known to slip into verse when hurling insults (and the occasional firecracker) at other friends across the courtyard at our fraternity house on otherwise quiet evenings in battles of words that became legendary, so perhaps this poetry thing is not so surprising.
In other words, Scott is a good friend and a great guy and I’m thrilled as can be about this new turn in his career and his return to the arts.
If you are in Indianapolis, take the time to check out Scott’s show, tell him I sent you, and ask him how he got the nickname “Buck.” I wish I could be there.
Here’s an excerpt from the press release:
The Big Car Gallery and the Poetry Alliance of Indy collaborate for local poets reading and book release event on the 26th of June.
A local poets reading and book release party for Indiana Instinct – Everyday Blues a book of poems by local author Scott Brewer, will be held on Sunday afternoon, June 26th from 4 pm to 7 pm at the Big Car Gallery <http://bigcar.org/pr/>. The gallery is located on the second floor of the Murphy Arts Building, 1043 Virginia Ave., Suite 215, in Indianapolis. Scott is a member of the Poetry Alliance of Indy <http://www.webspawner.com/users/poetryjam/> and received a 2005 Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Project grant to publish his first book.
Brewer has been writing poetry for 10 years, and has taught poetry workshops for the Education Center of Tipton County. He is a member of the Writer’s Center of Indiana. The subjects of the poetry found in Indiana Instinct – Everyday Blues range from love, family, and friends to art, music, and other poets from an Indiana viewpoint.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskenedy.com/blog/)]