Literature 9-20-2012

You Are Hear: All Work, No Play (September 2012)

This month's featured writer is poet, photographer and performer Jeffrey Skemp with a pair of pieces on work and leisure (with music by J.G. Everest and Matt Monsoor).

YOU ARE HEAR - a monthly literary podcast showcasing MN writers, hosted by Brian Beatty
Jeffrey Skemp, this month's featured contributor

ABOUT THE PODCAST: You Are Hear is a literary podcast production of Each monthly edition will feature new, original work by a Minnesota writer or two. The show is available on our site, of course, but also’s Audioboo page (for ease of sharing and downloading). Stories, poems, humor pieces, spoken word performances and whatever else talented folks can do with nouns and verbs – all presented in downloadable audio form for you to enjoy when and where you choose. It’s like a dozen free little books to put in your ears.

ABOUT THE HOST: Brian Beatty has published his jokes, poems and short stories in a variety of print and online publications. He’s performed comedy all over the Twin Cities. Brian’s humor chapbook DUCK! was published in 2009.  



Jeffrey Skemp is a poet, photographer and performer residing in Minneapolis. Currently, he is a member of the Bosso Poetry Company, a collective of poets and musicians. His debut poetry + music album SPENT was released in spring of 2011.

Related events:On September 29, Skemp will be participating in an event organized by poet (and past You Are Hear contributor) Paula Cisewski called Smash the Black Cloud! 100,00 Poets for Change at Black Dog Cafe in St. Paul (more info about that here). On October 18, he will be putting on a show entitled Jeffrey Skemp and Special Guests at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater in Minneapolis. Find more information at


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