Dave Morrison in Congress Square Park
Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, SPACE, and the Friends of Congress Square present Poetry + Rock & Roll with Dave Morrison on Wednesday, August 13 at 6:00 p.m. in Portland as part of the Friends of Congress Square Park’s summer series.
Before settling in coastal Maine and publishing nine books of poetry, Dave Morrison spent years playing guitar in rock & roll bars in Boston and New York City (check out the video on the right from Dave’s band The Trademarks circa 1984). Poetry Rocks merges Morrison’s life on the stage with his life on the page as his poems cross the thin rope bridge of simple guitar grooves.
Poetry Rocks is not songs, and not exactly poems. Morris delivers his poems over simple looping guitar grooves—created from scratch for the audience in real time—that serve as distinct musical frames for each poem.
This event is free in Congress Square Park (directly across the street from the Portland Museum of Art)