We are writing in bold to attract your attention, as a change in venue is afoot.
Jamestown’s Rhodeo Poetry group is moving to “The General’s Crossing Brewery” starting this Thursday, SEPTEMBER 22, and continuing on the fourth Thursday of every month until the planets align for good (that won’t happen, will it?).
According to the group’s founder, Jay Primiano, “the owners of TGCB have graciously agreed to permit us to return indefinitely and open things up to the public.”
Primiano recalls that the last Rhodeo gathering at the Brewery “was on a date in March, 2020 just prior to the Covid lockdown.”
Since then the group has “worked hard (ed.: via Zoom until late May of this year), to create new poetry, remain a force in the arts in this region and develop wonderful lasting relationships despite the hardships of isolation.”
This writer joins Primiano in making an appeal to anyone who wants to read their work or just hang out in Jamestown for an evening.
Says Jay, “We know that you have been scribbling notes on scraps of paper, recording messages on your phones, typing madly at an unsuspecting and battered keyboard these last summer months. All the people you graciously provided summer refuge to during the hottest period in recent memory, have gone home.”
It’s nearly soup season, and time to come together again.
Along with poet and musician Shannon Kennelly, yours truly will host the event. Hope to see you there.
Location: 34 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, RI
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM.
The Rhodeo Poets test the tensile strength of words each second and fourth Thursday of the month in Jamestown. We await your arrival by any means available; however, the use of a horse as your modus operandi would be most impressive.