24th Year of Inspiring Words and Music

Future Shows

March 23               Poet:  Lisa Starr          Music:  Noah Feldman
Lisa Starr is the two-time former Poet Laureate of Rhode Island, founder and long-time Director of the Block Island Project, and author of three fine books of poems.  Her voice will bring you laughter and wisdom.  This show will also continue our annual tradition of celebrating the student Poets Laureate of the region's high schools.

April 20         Poet:  Philip Schultz        Music:  Nora Fox & Friends
The Pulitzer Prize-winner Philip Schultz is widely regarded as one of America's greatest living poets.  He returns to The Arts Café with a magnificent new book of poems, called Luxury.  Expect to be moved.  Add to this the pure joy of songstress Nora Fox & Friends.  Big night.

May 11          Poet:  Ocean Vuong            Music:  Coco Beaux

You probably heard Ocean Vuong read and talk about his poems on NPR's All Things Considered.  He's the prodigiously talented young Vietnamese-American poet whose debut book Night Sky with Exit Wounds won a boatload of big prizes last year.  His poems are a stirring mix of personal and national history that speak to the 21st century immigrant experience.  Deep stuff.  Which will be leavened by the musical flirtation of Coco Beaux, the male a cappella group from Connecticut College.