New London School Invasion, 12/12/2009, 7:00 PM

On Saturday evening, December 12, New Bedford will be visited by four terrific poets from New London, CT:

Colleen Keenan is co-editor of Flying Fish (W/ Jake St. John). Her work has appeared in Elephant, Burp, Tangerine, unarmed, and Fell Swoop 90: The New London School. She is the author of the chapbook girl.

Dave Spinelli has been called an anti-poet. He’s been called the Junior Bard of New London. He’s been called the chronicler of the New London Poetry Wars . But he mostly goes by Bambino. His message to the world is, “Don’t think about it. Just write it.” His one and only chapbook is Hold the Tomatoes (Nameaug Press 2008). His work has appeared in Tangerine, Fell Swoop, Burp, Flying Fish, Out of Our, Elephant, Fuck, and Chopper. He is a regular contributor to The Scope. He also likes to take lots of photos. Bemo and The NL Poet Portrait Project were shown at the Bean & Leaf and at the Thamesport Beanery.

Jake St. John writes out of New London, CT. He is the editor of Elephant. His chapbooks include 10 Poems For San Francisco, Outside Of Sleep, When I Was You, Scenes From The Vultures Eye, and MoonDreams.

The legendary Tom Weigel is the host of the New London School of Poetry’s twice-weekly readings at the Bean and Leaf Cafe.

For more on the New London School Poets, visit and

Our reading will begin at 7:00 PM in the green room of the First Unitarian Church of New Bedford, located at 71 Eighth St. (on the corner of Union and Eighth). In addition to our four featured readers, there will be an open mic.

Directions: From Interstate 195, take Route 18 S, the exit marked “Downtown.” Go 1.2 miles. Turn right onto Elm Street at “Downtown” exit, at traffic lights. Go 0.3 miles on Elm Street, turn left onto Eighth Street. Go 2 blocks and you’ll see the back of the church, a big stone building, at 71 Eighth Street. There is a parking lot at the back of the church.

Hope to see you there!


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