You're invited to a Poetry Reading from Brains, 25 cents: Drive In -- Selected & New Poems by Jerred Metz

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Sunday March 2, 3:00 – 4:00

Selected and New Poems by Jerred Metz

Aldrich Press

Invites you to a reading from its newest publication

Read by Jerred Metz and Sarah Barker

Music by Stevie Patt

Side Door Theater at Trustus

520 Lady Street, Columbia, SC

RSVP at 803 730 8594 (cell) or

 Free/ cash bar opens at 2:30

“Jerred Metz comes as close to speaking in an inner voice as is humanly possible…where trees speak, the moon blossoms and ‘His hand cradles a fish’…(he) ‘harvests jewels’ in perfectly polished poems.” --from Howard Schwartz, widely regarded poet, author, folklorist, and editor of dozens of book.

Poetry (Brains, 25¢: Drive In) at Trustus Side Door Theater


On March 2, 2014 Aldrich Press hosts a reading by Jerred Metz and Sarah Barker from Metz’s newly published book. Joining in will be Stevie Patt, guitarist and songwriter.

Place: Trustus’ Side Door Theater -- 3:00 until 4:00. The reading is free. Books are for sale.

About the book’s poems, the writer Michael Castro (Human Rites, poems) wrote, “ Metz’s poems speak an elemental language of rocks, water, bones, and blood. . . . Lines often blossom kaleidoscopically with startling juxtapositions.”

Jerred Metz has lived in Columbia since 1998. This is Metz’s fifth book of poems following Angels in the House; The Temperate Voluptuary; Three Legs Up, Cold as Stone: Six Legs Down, Blood and Bone (riddles); and Speak Like Rain.  . Then followed three books of prose, Drinking the Dipper Dry: Nine Plain-Spoken Lives (1981 K.M. Gentile Publishing), Halley’s Comet, 1019: Fire in the Sky (Singing Bone Press, 1984), and The Last Eleven Days of Earl Durand (High Plains Press, 2005.) Also articles, stories, poems, and a widely performed play Halley’s Comet, 1910: Fire in the Sky. Metz taught writing at Webster University, literature and writing at Coker College, and teaches at Strayer University

Sarah Barker, actress and professor of theatre at USC will join him in the performance, reading several poems.

Songwriter, singer, and guitarist Stevie Patt, is a veteran of the NYC and Columbia music scene. He plays with The Mississippi Kites)