Van Gogh?s Ear presents an evening of Poetry

Sep ’06
12:00 am

Van Gogh?s Ear presents an evening of PoetrySaturday, September 23rd, 6:00 PM
This is a poetry reading by four contributors to Van Gogh\’s Ear, an international literary journal based in Paris ( and released annually. The four poets reading will be: Marc Smith, Robin Metz, Larry Sawyer and Lina Vitkausas.
MARC SMITH (, single handedly reignited performance poetry as a popular art form by bringing to the poetry community a new style of presentation that has given birth to a literary movement known as Poetry Slam. Evolving as a poet, Smith found a home in 1987 at the Green Mill Tavern for his own unique style of performance poetry, and Poetry Slam was born. Since then performance poetry has spread throughout the country to more than 150 American cities and each year teams compete in the National Poetry Slam.
ROBIN METZ has published poetry and fiction in The Paris Review, International Poetry Review, Visions International, Epoch, Other Voices, Rosebud, Abiko Quarterly, New Welsh Review, The Wolf and numerous other US and international journals. His book Unbidden Angel was awarded the Rainer Maria Rilke International Poetry Prize and selected as one of one of twenty-five recommended books for the Clinton White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Health.
LARRY SAWYER has escaped from the display case. His bathtub overflows with gardenias and his poetry and critical reviews have been published in Jacket, Exquisite Corpse, Shampoo, The Prague Literary Review, NY Arts, Skanky Possum, Big Bridge, Tabacaria, and elsewhere. In his spare time he is the editor of the online literary magazine, milk (
LINA RAMONA VITKAUSKAS is a Lithuanian-American poet and short fiction writer with an M.A. in Creative Writing from Wright State University. She is the co-editor of the online literary magazine, milk (, with editor, poet, and critic Larry Sawyer. Vitkauskas? work has appeared in numerous publications, including: The Prague Literary Review; The Chicago Review; Yalla; Bridges; and In Posse Review Multi-Ethnic Anthology. Her most recent chapbook is Shooting Dead Films with Poets. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.