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Poetry & Song by John Surowiecki & Son
January 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am ESTDonations appreciated to support The Buttonwood Tree
AN AFTERNOON OF POETRY and SONG
by John Surowiecki and son, John Edward Surowiecki
John Surowiecki is the author of four books of poetry — Flies (Ugly Duckling
Presse, 2012), Barney and Gienka (CW Press, 2010), The Hat City after Men
Stopped Wearing Hats (Washington Prize, Word Works, 2007) and Watching
Cartoons before Attending a Funeral (White Pine Prize, White Pine Press, 2003)
— and seven chapbooks.
He is the recipient of the Poetry Foundation’s first Pegasus Award for verse drama for his play, My Nose and Me (A TragedyLite or TragiDelight in 33 Scenes), which was performed in New York (AWP), Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the University of Connecticut and Notre Dame of
Maryland University. Surowiecki was awarded the Nimrod Pablo Neruda Prize and the runner-up prize at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival National Competition. He was won a number of other contests, including those sponsored by Georgia State Review and Common Ground Review. He was also awarded a Poetry Fellowship by the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.
In addition, Surowiecki’s work has appeared in a number of anthologies, including Sunken
Garden Poetry Festival Twentieth Anniversary Anthology (Wesleyan University Press,
2012, the Hecht Prize Anthology (Waywiser Press, 2012), and Seeds of Fire: Contemporary
Poetry from the Other U.S.A. (Smokestack Books 2008), and in Alaska Quarterly Review,
Carolina Review, Folio, Indiana Review, Margie, Oyez Review, Mississippi Review, Nimrod, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Redivider, The Southern Review,West Branch, Yemassee and many other journals.
Keyboardist and composer John Edward Surowiecki is a well-known musician in Eastern Connecticut. He’s played in a number of bands and is presently a member of the popular group, the Blackburns. John has produced a number of CDs,; his most recent is Songs from Apartment 2A. He has also performed solo in coffee houses and other venues. John has collaborated with his father on a number of occasions. He wrote the delightful incidental music for the poet’s verse play, My Nose and Me, which won a Pegasus Award from the Poetry Foundation in Chicago. John is employed as a graphic artist.