Sunday, April 20, 2014

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

To Athens

We travel to the south
A reading at The Globe
I hope it is a magical night
Viva La Athens!

Friday, June 28, 2013

In Metro

Use to hold the wino's
Down and out's
The old forgotten
They lived in the Camel Penthouse
Now they live in the art house
with fancy little plates
garnished with fancy little foods
And acid tests on the floor
Look how far we can travel

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Frantic Vinyl

Standing in the dark
throwing frantic vinyl
Make a statement
Make a statement

* I am in two bands (JBO & JetLab)
 and I am in lock down song mode right now.
I wish I could write a song for one, write a song for the other and then 
add a poem or two at the same time but my brain don't work that way.
But we press on.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December 28th @ The Comet VERSUS w/Nick Barrows, Mark Flanigan. + Seven Speed Vortex, Pillowbiter

An Evening with Nick Barrows VERSUS Mark Flanigan + Friends
Join AURORE PRESS for a night featuring performances by NICK BARROWS and MARK FLANIGAN. Nick and Mark will be reading and performing pieces from their latest book, VERSUS.

Music follows by our favorite anti-punk band, PILLOWBITER and the always fabulous, SEVEN SPEED VORTEX. Show begins at 9:30 pm

... Nick Barrows came from the hills of the Westside of Cincinnati, Ohio were he began his first days of memory behind the bar of his father's Tavern down by the River Ohio. His works have appeared in Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, & Light Industrial Safety, Trained Monkey Press, Aurore Press, and the website, Semantikon. He was also the music editor for The Citizen. Music escapades include The 4 Track All-Stars, Eagle To Squirrel, and Jack Burton Overdrive. In 2007 Barrows released his chapbook, Rockets on Bibles, and in the past few years he has been seething in the concrete and playing concertina. Blog:

Cincinnati writer Mark Flanigan has been churning out the work for over two decades now, his “Exiled” column having recently ended after an eleven-year run—first in X-Ray Cincinnati, then online at, and finally at CityBeat. A noted performer, critic Mark Sterner once said of Flanigan, “He is a born story teller, and his readings come off with the sheer delight in words and in the quirky sort of life they are capable of expressing… Flanigan’s exultant poetry, heard aloud in the theatre, reminds us of what it is to be alive.” Additionally, his free e-book, Minute Poems, is available online from Three Fools Press, and more work and information can be found at the author’s personal website,

Cincinnati no-core / noise tampered anti-punk institutionalist power-anxiety rippers and creep-crushing hyper-conscious slider jams / members of the anti-technocracy underground.

Seven Speed Vortex is lyrical anachronism in short form noise pop, forming in the United States' Midwest in the summer of 1994. Website:
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