A Reading With Mark Berriman, Barbara Jones, Ted King, And Danny Klecko

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A Reading with Mark Berriman, Barbara Jones, Ted King, and Danny Klecko

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Praise for Mark Berriman's new book The Turned Ugly Fast, with foreword by Viggo Mortensen:

“Scott Wannberg’s North Country cousin puts his oar in and plays the burnt, sticky black keys, kicks open the rotten grey shutters to see who’s poaching on the other side of the poisoned well.” – Viggo Mortensen

“‘Dancing in the boneyard / He is the man in the bunny / suit waving from the side / of the road.’ These lines from a poem in Mark Berriman’s new collection, That Turned Ugly Fast, might well describe the poet himself. He twirls his subjects out and around in jitterbug language, taking on everything from corn syrup to the zipper merge. Sometimes he makes you laugh; sometimes he makes you cry. You won’t be bored, and don’t worry: it will be over too soon—almost before you know it.” – Joyce Sutphen, Minnesota Poet Laureate

“In these poems, Mark Berriman sees the small things. He writes the details—the hair on the nape of a lover's neck, a child's leg folded over a cat—like an old man watching and lost in past memories. But then he turns it about, and spits it out and makes demands of the world. Then he sounds like a young man full of frustration and swinging around to point a finger in your chest to punctuate a moment.” – Jack Sargeant, author of Naked Lens: Beat Cinema

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Mark Berriman is an author, a poet and artist, and musician. His newest book, “That Turned Ugly Fast”, featuring a foreword by Viggo Mortensen, was published in September, and was nominated for a Minnesota Book Award.

Barbara Jones is a St. Paul poet, attorney, and editor of Minnesota Lawyer newspaper. She has two manuscripts "in process" and will be included in an anthology to be published by Red Bird Press later this year.

Ted King's poetry and fiction is widely published in literary journals. He is the author of two chapbooks, the Dishwasher, the Dancer, and the Subatomic Particle,
and New Beat - Jazz Infused Poems. and a word jazz CD., Close To The Cool.

Danny Klecko is the CEO of St Agnes Baking Company in St Paul. Over the years he has written numerous books filled with recipes, poems or both. In 2017 he will be running for Mayor of St Paul.

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