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Poetry by Kevin Evans

Posted in Poetry with tags , , on October 21, 2012 by C.C. Beissert




“Marginally Young”



What happens when the milkman goes missin’,
one October evening orange juice drinkin’ tastin’ the autumn?
Smilin’, smilin’, his best,
brightest reflection, a little
girl on a milk box stands
next to him, he’s still smilin’ but the whole
picture is a question,


What happens when the milkman goes missin’, do you
visit him in the land
of nothin’, in the time of
What did they expect,
what did they want?


He stepped away for a cigarette
and never came back from lunch,
never came back for lunch.
What happens when the milkman goes up & missin’,
and he was hardly even done?
Marginally young.


Kevin A. Evans, September 5, 2009



Kevin Evans lives in Asheville, NC, turning up at open mics, poetry readings, late-night dive bars, and on street corners, carrying with him folded letters, receipts, and traffic citations with poems scrawled into every possible margin. Evans works construction and other temporary jobs by day and at night delivers his poems with that deep, intense voice like dark lightning. His craft is unique, largely influenced by the lyrics of great American songwriters (including Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Stevie Nicks), and cultivated in the university of the streets. Evans has been a modest yet constant figure in the Asheville poetry scene since the Green Door days, for more than ten years. He writes poetry strictly for art’s sake. Evans also is a conversationalist and always is good for some high-end bullshit—an art in itself.



Posted in Art, Happenings, Poetry, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on September 2, 2012 by C.C. Beissert

Live poetry, cabaret music, and burlesque performance happening in Asheville, NC, on Sunday, September 2, 2012, at 8 p.m. Doors at 7. Ticket $8. Guests are encouraged to attend in costume.

Words Are Better than War

Posted in Happenings with tags , , , on July 11, 2011 by C.C. Beissert

Join us on August 4th, 2011, at Vanuatu Kava Bar in Asheville, North Carolina, for an epic evening of poetry, music, and films to promote peace and tolerance. I’ll be reading poetry accompanied by live music and followed by a reading by Pasckie Pascua and screenings of two short films. This event kicks off a new series taking place at the Kava Bar every other Saturday beginning in August. Read more….

An Evening of Poetry in Translation

Posted in Happenings with tags , , , , on April 15, 2011 by C.C. Beissert

Translation Reading at The Altamont

Friday, May 6th, 2011, at The Altamont theatre in Asheville, NC

Click here to visit The Altamont’s website for further information.

An Evening of Poetry in Translation fuses music with the spoken word, promoting the dissemination of world poetry and multicultural voices. This reading features the poetry of Hafiz, Pablo Neruda, Federico García Lorca, Katalin Ladik, Yvan Goll, Claire Goll, Keszthely Reszo, Guillevic, Marc Ichall, Stella Vinitchi Radulescu, and Hugh-Alain Dal read in English-language adaptations by Thomas Rain Crowe, Nan Watkins, Emoke B’Racz, Luke Hankins, and Caleb Beissert.

The Altamont is a brand new, multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art, green-certified black box theater located in the heart of downtown Asheville. The venue also features a wine/beer bar and an art gallery.

This event is being held in conjunction with Asheville Wordfest.