Some of you may have noticed on that the cover of The Illinois Times this week features an article about some of those who are active in Springfield’s DIY poetry scene – Johari Osayi Idusuyi, Ian Winterbauer and Emma R. Wilson – all of whom have performed and have helped set up events at Black Sheep in the past. Did you also know that we have started carrying free copies of The Illinois Times at Dumb Records (pictured above)? Stop by the shop and pick up an issue today! Check out the article on “Young Poets Society” online right here. From the article:
Idusuyi, Wilson and Winterbauer have developed a camaraderie based in their shared passion for poetry – they often attend events together and also critique each other’s writing in workshops. Stylistically, however, the three are quite distinct from each other, with Idusuyi’s writing focused largely on social and political concerns while Wilson tends to dissect the intimate corners of her own psyche. Winterbauer’s work, meanwhile, provides laconic and often acerbic observations of life as he experiences it in the Midwest.
No poetry events are currently lined up at Black Sheep, but stay tuned for more info on an open mic happening at Dumb Records soon!