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The Poet’s Haven presents… “The Tribute Session” by AKeemjamal Rollins

AKeemjamal Rollins began writing poetry at age 8 and started slamming at age 14 in Cleveland, Ohio. He has been part of four international slam teams, representing Cleveland two years in a row at Brave New Voices and making Cleveland's adult slam teams in 2010 and 2011. In 2009, his team placed in the top 4 at BNV. His first time at Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam, his team placed 3rd overall. In 2010 he became Cleveland's Grand Slam Champion. "Like Dogs and Chocolate," a one-act production written, directed, and performed by AKeem, has been featured at the Cleveland Playhouse as part of their yearly Fusion Festival.

AKeem's chapbook, "Tributes," can be purchased from The Poet's Haven Boutique.

Recorded January 2011 in Akron, OH and June 2010 in Cleveland, OH

RUNTIME: 44:08



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The Poet’s Haven presents… “Words and Wildflowers” by T.M. Göttl and Zach

T.M. Göttl was the Vice-President of the Ohio Poetry Association and is a member of the Buffalo ZEF Creative Community. She has received a Wayne College Regional Writing Award, a Franklin-Christoph Award, and several Ohio Poetry Day awards. She won first place the first time she competed in a poetry slam, and she is currently competing for a place on the Lake Effect Poetry Slam Team. She has also been heard on 91.3 WAPS and 89.7 WOSU radio. Her work has appeared online and in print, in publications such as Pudding Magazine, Verse Wisconsin, Common Threads, The Hessler Street Fair Poetry Anthology, Opium Press, The Poet's Haven, Deep Cleveland, The Mill, Waynessence, and others. Her first full-length collection, "Stretching the Window," was published in 2008. Her most recent chapbook is "A Hurricane of Moths," published by NightBallet Press. She lives somewhere between Akron and Cleveland, Ohio, where she writes, performs, eats vegan food, and fosters an affinity for fluffy rodents and birds. (www.buffalozef.net)

Zach started on the path of music after a near-death bout of appendicitis when he was 16. Since then, the Cleveland, Ohio native has toured the US (averaging over 200 shows a year), released 12 CDs, and shared the stage with Dave Matthews, Neil Young, the Gin Blossoms, Rusted Root, Blessid Union of Souls, and many more. Armed with a powerful backing band, his inspirational message and exciting stage shows always get the audience moved and uplifted. Zach co-founded the Akron Peace Project and heads the Love Initiative movement. (www.zachmusic.net)

Recorded March 2010 in Akron, OH

RUNTIME: 1:00:10



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Saturday Night With The Poet’s Haven – Episode 40

01     intro
02     Dave Nichols - Bucephalus and the End, Euclid Village From the South, Babysitting Roommates Who Talk to Vegetables, Fuck the Jonas Brothers, Sunday Morning
03     MUSICAL GUEST: Meganne Stepka - Vertigo
04     Christopher Franke - Who Am I-Tolerance?, "LOVE" Poem, Hoofers on My Roof, Syberia vs. Eros, FRANKE
05     credits and end

RUNNING TIME: 28:34
FILE SIZE: 16.3 MB



WARNING: CONTAINS LANGUAGE
Parental advisory: This episode contains adult language.

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Saturday Night With The Poet’s Haven – Episode 39

01     intro
02     Dave Nichols - Grover's Corner, The Silent Flute, Notes on a Rene Clement Film, Dayton Ohio, Catholic School Reunion Poem, For Pete
03     MUSICAL GUEST: Meganne Stepka - Blind Ambition
04     Teleri - Kodachrome, Now!
05     Jen Pezzo - This Work a Day Life, Continual Palsy, Memory Mountain, By the Creek, Catnap, My Nephew's Face, When You Enter a Room, Dream Scene, Because...
06     Timothy House - Ebony and Ivory, Horizon, So the Day Has Come
07     credits and end

RUNNING TIME: 29:42
FILE SIZE: 16.9 MB



WARNING: CONTAINS LANGUAGE
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Saturday Night With The Poet’s Haven – Episode 38

01     intro
02     Timothy House - If You Called Me Would I Come, Masterpiece, A Conversation With Myself, What Music Means to Me
03     MUSICAL GUEST: Meganne Stepka - Silhouettes
04     Azalea Tidwell - Powers
05     Debbie Goings - Illumination, Chance Encounter
06     Marc Mannheimer - Au Revoir Dr. Wu, Passages, Breathing Out
07     Dianne Borsenik - Geyser
08     credits and end

RUNNING TIME: 29:18
FILE SIZE: 16.7 MB



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Saturday Night With The Poet’s Haven – Episode 37

01     intro
02     Kisha Nicole Foster - Stains, Portrait of a City, Nothing, Random Thoughts, She, untitled, 216
03     MUSICAL GUEST: Meganne Stepka - Heavy Metal
04     John Burroughs - Front Cracked, Tell a Vision, RIP, Low Kay Shun, Allen Ginsberg Wants You
05     credits and end

RUNNING TIME: 29:29
FILE SIZE: 16.8 MB



WARNING: CONTAINS LANGUAGE
Parental advisory: This episode contains adult language.

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Saturday Night With The Poet’s Haven – Episode 36

01     intro
02     Timothy House - Wander, Crystal Glass, A Woman's Heart, Begin Again, Empty Church, Smiling Flower, Phoenix Rising, The Liar's Den, Ship on the Horizon, Diary from China, Love Waves, The 2000 Conquest
03     MUSICAL GUEST: Ramona Stone - Eloise I Believe In You
04     Vladimir Swirynsky - Into Your Arms
05     Christina Brooks - Family Visit, Road Trip, Metamorphosis
06     Samantha Bako - Everywhen
07     credits and end

RUNNING TIME: 29:24
FILE SIZE: 16.8 MB



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Saturday Night With The Poet’s Haven – Episode 35

01     intro
02     Kisha Nicole Foster - Say Come Love, Poem For the City, Child Prostitution, For Michael, Block Boys, Relentlessly Kneading Someone, untitled
03     MUSICAL GUEST: Steve - Onions and Milk
04     Jen Pezzo - Tenuous Veil, 8 Weeks Apart
05     T.M. Göttl - Unclaimed Memory
06     Patty Morris - New Life, Prevail
07     Christina Brooks - Torn Open, Busted, Beam Me Up, The Darkest Night, Feet
08     credits and end

RUNNING TIME: 30:50
FILE SIZE: 17.6 MB



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Saturday Night With The Poet’s Haven – Episode 34

01     intro
02     Cavana Faithwalker - Born Again, My Summer Vacation, Disfunctional Family, It Could Be Love
03     MUSICAL GUEST: Ramona Stone - Baby Blue
04     Allisun Hovater - Under Epidermis (Equals Life), Ways to Explain That My Stilettos Are a Vehicle, Buttons, Almost Six Billion Destructable Portions of Reality, Faux Romance Novel Sex, Give Me Libertine or Give Me Death, (title unknown), (title unknown), Honest Reason to Commit Suicide
05     credits and end

RUNNING TIME: 30:29
FILE SIZE: 17.4 MB



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Parental advisory: This episode contains adult language.

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Saturday Night With The Poet’s Haven – Episode 33

01     intro
02     Tangina Stone - Love, I Feel Poetic, The Beat, Denouncing My Race War
03     MUSICAL GUEST: AURAL Heather - Three Blocks West of Wonderland
04     Cavana Faithwalker - Mother Dwarf, The Cat's Meow, Obamaville, Walks Atop Fences, Planets, Peace Poor Rich, Life Unedited, Through Their Eyes, HA, Happiness
05     credits and end

RUNNING TIME: 30:06
FILE SIZE: 17.2 MB



WARNING: CONTAINS LANGUAGE
Parental advisory: This episode contains adult language.

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Saturday Night With The Poet’s Haven – Episode 32

01     intro
02     Tangina Stone - Dreams, Poison, A.A. (Accidental Alcoholics), Let's Make a Promise
03     Debbie Goings - Mortal's Twilight, What of Love?, Never and Forever
04     MUSICAL GUEST: Ramona Stone - Bobby Once Said
05     Crutch - untitled
06     The Dude - Welcome to Trash Can-Ton
07     Marlana-Patrice - Channeling Thoreau, Angry Female English Teacher Poem
08     credits and end

RUNNING TIME: 31:01
FILE SIZE: 17.7 MB



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Saturday Night With The Poet’s Haven – Episode 31

01     intro
02     Parker Amsel - 5 poems, 2 stories (most untitled)
03     Terry Provost - untitled
04     The Fidget - War is a Four Letter Word, North of Non-Existence
05     MUSICAL GUEST: Ramona Stone - The Veteran
06     Steven B. Smith - Marriage Proposal
07     Jill Riga - Left to Their Own (the Poetic) Devices
08     credits and end

RUNNING TIME: 30:30
FILE SIZE: 17.4 MB



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Saturday Night With The Poet’s Haven – Episode 30

01     intro
02     Jason Floyd Williams - The Gaps Between Us, Stressful Times, The Stuff of Legends, Ohio Poverty, Eulogy for the Living
03     MUSICAL GUEST: Ramona Stone - Little Bird
04     Dave Meyer - The Night Calls
05     Amanda DiDonna - Thank You, Bang!
06     Dianne Borsenik - Hard Drive / Soft Wear, Blue Collar Man (My Cleveland)
07     MUSICAL GUEST: Ramona Stone - Paintings
08     credits and end

RUNNING TIME: 31:03
FILE SIZE: 17.7 MB



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Saturday Night With The Poet’s Haven – Episode 29

01     intro
02     Lisa Vicious - Crappy Poem for a Blue Mood, The Liberation of Marcia Brady, Swimming in a Nightmare and Going Nowhere, Chicken Soup for the Soulless, Lather Rinse Repeat, When the Sleeping Pills Don't Work, Ghost Girl part 2, Half Past Nine
03     MUSICAL GUEST: Ramona Stone - This Machine
04     Jake from (Me) vs Them - Ro Sham Bo You're Such a Bro
05     Christopher Franke - Sticks in the Craw, Rodney, Holidays
06     Jen Pezzo - I Don't Get His Shoulds, Mutual Disdain
07     Anne McMillen - Clerking, See You at the Mayo Health Clinic, Gonna Be a Famous Poet, Neurotic
08     end

RUNNING TIME: 28:27
FILE SIZE: 16.3 MB



WARNING: CONTAINS LANGUAGE
Parental advisory: This episode contains explicit language.

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Saturday Night With The Poet’s Haven – Episode 28

01     intro
02     Parker Amsel - Preface, 16 poems (most untitled)
03     MUSICAL GUEST: AURAL Heather - Whore in the Eddy
04     Lisa Vicious - In the House of Lords, Bipolar Fairytales, Bottle Rocket Eyes, untitled, The Gospel According to Lori, Sylvia Plath, The Song for the Poet's Apocalypse, Enemy of the State
05     end

RUNNING TIME: 28:48
FILE SIZE: 16.5 MB



WARNING: CONTAINS LANGUAGE
Parental advisory: This episode contains explicit language.

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Saturday Night With The Poet’s Haven – Episode 27

01     intro
02     Jason Floyd Williams - Flypaper Waltz, A Pickup Line, The Early Days, Bad Day for Barflies, Less Than 12 Items, Time Again, Bad Day for Beetles
03     MUSICAL GUEST: Ramona Stone - Never Lie
04     Gina Tabasso - Frontline, Woman Out West, Gladiator
05     T.M. Göttl - Run Run Till You're Far Away
06     Timothy House - My Dragon Life, In Soldier's Honor, Golf
07     end

RUNNING TIME: 28:34
FILE SIZE: 16.4 MB



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Saturday Night With The Poet’s Haven – Episode 26

01     intro
02     Carmen Tracey - Love Poem for Apocalypse, My Heart Is a Test Tube Baby and You're the Volatile Chemical Cocktail That Blows My Face Off, Clips Stitches to Keep
03     MUSICAL GUEST: Dear Holden - And Why Pray Tell Is the Devil Knocking at My Door?
04     Michele McBride - Hermetic Ambiance, AM Drive to Work, CWRU, A Wish Should Be Wished, untitled 1, untitled 2, My Second Try, Valentine's Special
05     close
06     Bert Paliwoda - Dancing, I'm Not Too Old
07     end

RUNNING TIME: 30:54
FILE SIZE: 17.6 MB



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Saturday Night With The Poet’s Haven – Episode 25

01     intro
02     Jeff Kosiba - First Love Last Rites, Aruba, The Dalliance of Summer, My Life Without Me, As I Lie Here Dying, The Depths of Red
03     Jen Pezzo - Forty Winks, Girlfriends
04     MUSICAL GUEST: Dear Holden - Can You Stripe a Cancer Ward?
05     Suzanne Savickas - Becoming
06     Peter Hessman - Us, Another Valentine Poem, Quality, Loving Others, Your Love
07     MUSICAL GUEST: Cyndi Dawson - The Magus
08     Marlana-Patrice - Thank You Langston, Creation A Love Song for Marlo Henderson, Blonde
09     close
10     Jeff Kosiba - The Dimensions of Nadia
11     end

RUNNING TIME: 46:07
FILE SIZE: 26.3 MB



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Saturday Night With The Poet’s Haven – Episode 24

01     intro
02     Carmen Tracey - The Sex of Death, Honey My Spine Is Full of Acid and All I want To Do Is Drink You Like a Bottle of Beer, From a Field of Skin Like Saint Valentine's, If You Think About It Love Makes You Do Some Really Fucked Up Shit
03     MUSICAL GUEST: Dear Holden - Sixes and Sevens
04     Jeremy R. Himmelright - untitled, untitled, We Are the Generation
05     Dianne Borsenik - Pearl Necklace
06     Christopher Franke - A Mag A Zine, KISS, Riff Rabble, untitled
07     close
08     Jen Pezzo - Loose the Socks
09     end

RUNNING TIME: 29:05
FILE SIZE: 16.6 MB



WARNING: CONTAINS LANGUAGE
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Saturday Night With The Poet’s Haven – Episode 23

01     intro
02     Bert Paliwoda - Phenomenal Dancer, Before I Pee, Sooooo, Drenched Sundress, Indonesia, Cold Cans
03     MUSICAL GUEST: Cyndi Dawson with Tommy Aboussleman - Shimmy Shimmy
04     Poetry Feen - Well Known Stranger, Freestyle - "Civilization, Celestial, Pretzel"
05     end

RUNNING TIME: 29:55
FILE SIZE: 17.1 MB



WARNING: CONTAINS LANGUAGE
Parental advisory: This episode contains adult language.

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