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Posted in Poetry with tags , , on June 22, 2011 by C.C. Beissert

Here’s a concrete poem I created a few years back. It draws inspiration from the work of the poet John Hollander and poet/lyricist Robert Hunter, from whom I derived the connection to the poem’s subject—one of Grateful Dead lead guitarist Jerry Garcia’s guitars.

"Wolf" by Caleb Beissert

—first appeared in Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, 2010


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on June 1, 2011 by C.C. Beissert

Here’s a little video of “Symphony” by Josh Gaines read by Caleb Beissert, Andrew Procyk, and Gaines at Vanuatu Kava Bar Poetry Open Mic on May 18th, 2011. This clip is part of a feature reading by Gaines.

Gaines is a poet, photographer, U.S. military captain, and the author of Cigarette Sonatas, a collection of poems and short stories. He now lives in Chicago, where he is studying writing at the Art Institute. The poet also has fine taste in single malt Scotch.