May 2009 Featured Musician, Seth & Art Compost

Vengencia  Don’t miss it! Saturday, April 19th 25th Annual Poetry Rodeo Noon to Midnight; at the Mercury Cafe,  2199 California Street, Denver, Colorado. Read more. Event here.

Seth with his band performing at the Mercury Cafe April 6, 2014
Seth with his band performing at the Mercury Cafe April 6, 2014

Headliners include David Mason (Colorado Poet Laureate), Minor Disturbance (National Youth Poetry Slam Champions), dancer extraordinaire, Ricki Harada among others.

Held in the upstairs ballroom of the Mercury Cafe, this day long event will include readings, workshops, films, a small press book fair, short fiction, comedy, theater, performance art and limited open mics. Other readers/performers  include finalists for this year’s Colorado Book Awards in poetry, Art from Ashes, Jovan Mays, Price Strobridge, Vampyra, Ken Arkind, Dominique Sample, Marilyn Megenity, Robert King, Suzi Q Smith, Lucifury, Lady Speech Sanfoka, Roseanna Frechette, MD Friedman, Sonia Skakich, Christopher Kendall, Mila Popovich & Carlos Lando.

John Rasmussen joins Seth with his band at the Mercury Cafe for the Jam Before the Slam
John Rasmussen joins Seth with his band at the Mercury Cafe for the Jam Before the Slam

The evening reading will be followed by live music provided by Coyote Poets of the Universe.

Admission $10. Open mic sign-up 11:30…..read more. Check out the Americana Music Association, here.

SETH, performance poet, fiction writer

“SETH has a leveling gaze when he speaks his poetry that
harbors power and intelligence.” — Westword

Welcome to my world. SETH’s the name. Performance poetry and experimental fiction is the game. Have a listen:

Jabberwocky

20 years ago I stumbled into performing poetry. First there was Open Rangers — our mission: to render poetry more entertaining and thus more accessible to the poemaphobic. Then came Jafrika, an artistic tour de force. And now Art Compost & the Word Mechanics…. plus all kinds of other creative collaborations along the way.

Seth Hosts the Annual Podeo, a Poem Rodeo
Seth Hosts the Annual Podeo, a Poem Rodeo

My love affair with language actually began with fiction and still remains so. Most of my short stories have been published. I’ve also written and performed radio theater comedy, worked with kids on writing and producing their stories and plays, authored a hit musical and, most recently, completed my first novel.

 

Along the way I’ve honed my skills as an instructor, producer, director, actor and percussionist eking out a living coordinating artistic and community projects for other organizations. I enjoy performing solo as well as being part of an ensemble. And I’m forever on the lookout for new and innovative ways to present my work and the writing of others.

My website highlights works performed with or without music. For video performances, check out Special Appearances or Gregory SETH Harris on MySpace.