Thursday, May 23, 2013
Maine poet Dave Morrison will be reading from his latest collection "Clubland" on Friday, June 29 at noon at the Portland Public Library (5 Monument Square).
Here's the skinny from the good people at the library:
"Years before Dave Morrison was a published poet living on the coast of Maine he was a seventeen-year old playing original rock & roll in Boston clubs that he couldn’t legally drink in: Cantones, the Club, the Rat, the Space, the Honey Lounge. It was the early 80’s and his band the Trademarks played in any New England bar that would have them (including their home-away-from-home Kayo’s in Portland).
Now, thirty years later Morrison has written a love song to the Boston/New England rock & roll scene in Clubland, a collection of poems about rock bars written in verse. This is Dave Morrison’s seventh book of poetry."
Aimsel Ponti has been obsessed with - and inspired by- music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She's a huge fan of the local music scene and interviews an act every week for "Making Noise" which runs in the Press Herald GO section. You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets.