Fri, Feb 16|
The Underground - Listening Room
Valentine's Poetry and Music with Partridge Boswell, Nat Williams and Oum Kamar
Join us on February 16th for our second annual Valentine's event featuring music and poetry by Partridge Boswell and Nat Williams of Los Lorcas as well as our audience! Oum Kamar will start the show off with a 30 minute set. Then Partridge and Nat will take the stage and entertain with peotry and mu
Time & Location
Feb 16, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
The Underground - Listening Room, 24 Pleasant St Unit A, Randolph, VT 05060, USA
About the event
Advance: $17 (+fees) // Day of show: $20 (+fees)
Tickets include a complementary cupcake from Windy Lane Bakehouse
Doors: 7:00 // Show: 7:30
Join us on February 16th for our second annual Valentine's event featuring music and poetry by Partridge Boswell and Nat Williams of Los Lorcas as well as our audience! Oum Kamar will start the show off with a 30 minute set. Then Partridge and Nat will take the stage and entertain with peotry and music, as well as invite you up to share your favorite love poems. Please sign up for the open mic component when purchasing your ticket.
You will receive a complementary cupcake from Randolph's own Windy Lane Bakehouse at the box office.
In the spirit of Federico Garcia Lorca—gifted musician, legendary poet/playwright and ebullient performer—poets Partridge Boswell and Peter Money, along with guitarist Nat Williams, fuse poetry and music in a passionate and surprising mash-up. Los Lorcas blur boundaries between spoken word and song, weaving poetry with Andalusian ballads, blues, rock, folk, reggae, hip hop, Americana and jazz in pursuit of the cante jondo (deep song) Lorca so ardently championed.
A troubadour of Roma and Luso-Sephardi descent, Partridge Boswell is the author of the Grolier Poetry Prize-winning collection Some Far Country. “Such desperate beauty in these poems,” remarks Marie Howe, “such rendered and willed surviving. Read this book if you want to remember what poetry can do to us, how it can find words for what can’t be said and shake us by our shoulders until we feel achingly alive again.” His writing has recently received the Edna St. Vincent Millay, Julia Darling Memorial, Words by Water, Bray Festival, Red Wheelbarrow, Gemini, Saguaro, and Lascaux Poetry Prizes, and surfaced in Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Salmagundi, The American Poetry Review, Green Mountains Review, Plume, Solstice, Prairie Schooner, Rattle, The Moth and Forklift, Ohio. His poems and essays have been anthologized in Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry and Vermont Poets and Their Craft. Co-founder of Bookstock Literary Festival, Boswell is the recipient of fellowships from Vermont College of Fine Arts, University of New Orleans, Ireland’s Tyrone Guthrie Centre and Vermont Studio Center. He teaches at Burlington Writers Workshop, ArtisTree Community Arts Center and Vallum Society for Education in Arts & Letters in Montreal, and serves as an advisory trustee of the Grolier Poetry Foundation.
Jennifer Grout shot to fame in the Arab world in 2013 when she was a finalist on Arabs Got Talent television contest in the 2013 competition. She grew up locally and attended the Longly School of Music, and recently has returned to the area and is a singer songwriter creating focusing on the creation of her own music under the name Oum Kamar.