We are proud to feature
We are proud to feature poets Darius Frasure and James Barrett Rodehaver at this month’s Inner Moonlight! Brief open mic to follow, so bring along a poem of your own.
Darius Ajai Frasure, the 2016 Minnie Stephens Piper Professor of English at Mountain View College in Dallas, Texas, is a proud graduate of Paul Quinn College, Luther Rice Seminary, and National University. He is deeply involved in the literary arts and education community in the Dallas, Fort-Worth area, and his poetry has appeared in literary journals, The Manila Envelope, The Lion’s Roar, Illya’s Honey, Red River Review, and the Dallas Poets Community anthology, Cattlemen & Cadillacs. In addition, he read for season five of Dallas’ story-telling show, Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales); he has one spoken word album, Spoken Pieces (2010), and one collection of poetry, stained glass medusa (2015).
James Barrett Rodehaver, an Alabama native son, most often known as “Bear,” to those who know him, is a happily married 36-year old poet, author, and editor living with his husband in Dallas, Texas. He’s the author of a book of poetry called Strangely Wonderful, the co-creator and editor of Not Dead Yet, An Anthology of Survivor Poetry, and has most recently published a two-volume chapbook set of poetry called Time Travel For Daydreamers, which Joseph Milazzo called the “best book of 2017.” It includes illustrations by Nadia Wolnisty and is published by Cringe-Worthy Poets Collective Press. He is the host of the Vellum Ouroboros open mic at Deep Vellum Books. His favorite color is purple and he wishes he could eat Cajun-style boiled crawfish year-round.
Inner Moonlight happens every second Wednesday of the month! Mark your calendars. You don’t want to miss this.
“Follow your inner moonlight, don’t hide the madness.”
—Allen Ginsberg, from On Being a Writer
(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Wild Detectives
314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas