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Poetry Night in Ann Arbor featuring Kim Addonizio and Aaron Samuels

Poetry Night in Ann Arbor featuring Kim Addonizio and Aaron Samuels
Thursday, November 14
7 p.m. @ Lydia Mendelssohn Theater in the Michigan League, 911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor
Admission: $5 students/$10 general public (in advance); $7/$12 (at the door)

Neutral Zone, the University of Michigan’s U-Slam Poetry Slam and the Helen Zell Writer’s Program proudly present Poetry Night in Ann Arbor 2013 featuring Kim Addonizio and Aaron Samuels. This year’s version of the Neutral Zone’s annual celebration of the literary arts, features Ann Arbor’s fabulous high school poets sharing the stage with Guggenheim and NEA Fellowship Winner, multiple Pushcart Prize winner and National Book Award finalist, Kim Addonizio. She is joined by up and coming performance poetry superstar, Aaron Samuels.

Kim Addonizio has been called “one of our nation’s most provocative and edgy poets.” Her latest books are Lucifer at the Starlite, a finalist for the Poets Prize and the Northern CA Book Award; and Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within, both from W.W. Norton. She often incorporates her love of blues harmonica into her readings.

Aaron Samuels is a Pushcart-nominated poet, a TEDx speaker, and an acclaimed facilitator of critical identity discussions. Raised in Providence, Rhode Island, by a Jewish-American mother and an African-American father, Aaron discovered spoken word poetry at age 14. He went on to become one of the premiere performance poets in the country, featured on TV One’s Verses & Flow, HBO’s Brave New Voices, and TEDx Washington University. Aaron’s work has appeared in multiple journals and his debut collection of poetry, Yarmulkes & Fitted Caps, was released by Write Bloody Publishing in fall 2013.

To reserve tickets at the advance ticket price, click the link below or call Jeff Kass at (734) 223-7443 or email:


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